Monday, June 16, 2014

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake
2 large eggs
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line an 8x8 inch square pan.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar at a time. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flower, baking powder, and salt.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat together the milk and butter until hot and butter is melted. Slowly pout over batter and stir to combine. Spread in prepared pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This is a very quick and easy small cake recipe that could be the basis of many great desserts. Although it contains very little fat, it is very moist with a soft crumb and nice basic white cake flavor. It could be used as a lighter pound cake option for trifles, or a basic birthday cake. Sometimes this recipe is featured with a topping of brown sugar and cream and either nuts or coconut, which is then broiled for a self-frosted cake called Lazy Daisy cake. I used this cake as the base for my cherry ball cake. 

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