Hot Milk Cake

from ButterYum
serves 12


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch cake pan with Baker's Joy; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter just until butter is melted; set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat eggs on high speed for a full 5 minutes until very light yellow in color.
  6. Add the sugar and vanilla; mix until combined.
  7. Add flour mixture; mix until combined and smooth.
  8. Slowly add the milk mixture; mix until combined and smooth. 
  9. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.  
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.  Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream.  Makes 12 servings.

To macerate strawberries:  toss sliced strawberries with granulated sugar to taste; stir well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until they darken and turn nice and juicy.