Wednesday, August 5, 2009

hot milk cake

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
4 eggs
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.

8 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've actually tried making a hot milk cake once but it failed miserably. I might yours a try though! It looks delicious :)

Julie said...

As soon as I hear Hot Milk Cake, I think of your mom! You made her proud, Beth!! Thanks for drive-by delivery to the office. My co-workers luuuuv you!

noble pig said...

That sounds absolutley mouth-watering...wow...I want some. Like now.

Pam said...

I've never had this type of cake but I am certain I would love it. Looks great, especially with fresh fruit.

Cheryl said...

Man, I am making this today!

Karine said...

This cake looks yummy and light! Thanks for sharing!

TeaLady said...

This looks good. Will have to put on my 'to bake' list.

lisa said...

thanks! i don't know when i'll bake it, but i definitely will! i love the recipes from your childhood.