this is my mama's go to cake. i remember this as being a staple in our family's over eating since well, forever. i had forgotten about this cake till i was reminded of it recently at a family reunion. apparently, my nephew has fond memories of his grandmother baking this for him. she loved to serve it with fresh peaches or strawberries and whipped cream. although i could not find her exact recipe, i am pretty dang sure this is close. it is wonderfully easy to make and with a short list of ingredients i betcha have everything you need right in your cupboard. it is dense, yet light, moist and cakey. also, it is not really a pound cake 'cause it's not as heavy. baked in a tube pan it browns up with a yummy crackly top. this is a great all purpose cake in my book. enjoy.
hot milk cake
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 pure almond extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. grease and flour a tube pan.
in a saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and milk almost to a boil, but don't actually boil. beat the eggs and sugar, beating constantly add the vanilla and almond extracts. add flour gradually, add the salt and beat until smooth. gradually add the milk and butter mixture, beat well. add baking powder. pour into prepared pan. bake for one hour. cover top with foil if it browns too quickly. cool for about ten minutes before inverting on a plate.
the crackly top....yum.
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