Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hot Milk Cake

For many years, this recipe was my arch nemesis. I would stand next to my grandmother in her kitchen, and mimic her movements exactly. The result? Her cake would be delicious and mine would weigh a ton and have a rubbery layer on the bottom. The trick, I think, is to heat the milk just to boiling and beat the pants off the batter. Very good with chocolate frosting. Good luck...


2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon butter


Sift together pastry flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Slowly add sifted ingredients. Heat milk and butter in a saucepan just to boiling. Add to batter and combine well. Bake in a greased 8-inch pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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