Cookbook:Hot Milk Cake
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Hot milk cake is a traditional two-layer cake, possibly from the Mid-Atlantic States. It can be frosted with mocha icing.
Hot milk cake can be fabulous, but the recipe is not for the timid. Expect a couple attempts that fail to rise before getting it right. Beating the eggs very well is important.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- 1 c (240 ml) whole milk
- ½ cup (120 ml) butter
- 1 t (5 ml) vanilla extract
- 2 cups (480 ml) cake flour or, 4 T (60 ml) cornstarch and enough all-purpose flour to equal 2 cups
- 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups (480 ml) sugar
Procedure[edit | edit source]
- An hour before baking, take eggs and butter out of the refrigerator to reach room temperature.
- Heat together milk and butter until butter melts. Cool to just warm.
- Add vanilla.
- If you sift the flour, do so after measuring. Mix dry ingredients.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs until lemon-colored — this could take 5-10 minutes.
- Add sugar slowly, beating well.
- Add the dry ingredients.
- Add milk mixture very slowly, folding it in by hand toward the end.
- Divide the batter into 2 greased and floured 9 inch (230 mm) round cake pans.
- Bake about 30 minutes at 350 °F (175 °C).
- Cool on racks for 10 minutes (you may need to run a knife around the edge first) then turn out to cool.
- Frost with mocha icing, other icing, or with strawberries.