I baked a cake last week. This cake was to reward myself for being a mother, well, even though not a perfect one. I baked a hot milk cake, an very old-fashioned cake. I am a weird person, perhaps. As I wished to taste a cake that the recipe passed down from women of many generations. Old-fashioned cake is classic. I like the moist and buttery texture with a sponge cake consistency. I like it simply because it called for everyday ingredients, no waiting time for the butter to be softened, and cup is being used instead of scale. Overall, it is so original. Try to bake one, and you will understand what I mean.
Hot Milk Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 vanilla extract
1 cup milk
½ cup butter
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a deep round cake pans.
2. Heat milk and butter in a saucepan until hot, leave it aside.
3. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt (dry ingredients).
4. Beat eggs for 10 minutes, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
5. Add dry ingredients into egg mixture and fold together.
6. Pour hot milk mixture and vanilla to cake batter and stir until combined
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Cool on a wire rack and frost with icing sugar.