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30.9.15

HOT MILK CAKE


Lee Valley is a store for the serious woodworker hobbyist in Canada. One of the perks of living with a fine woodworker are the occasional cardboard boxes from Lee Valley.  I make a point not to advertise, but over the years Lee Valley provided my kitchen with lots of well made kitchen gadgets. I suppose they recognized that anyone who is into fine woodworking could be a fine gardener or even a fine cook. When yesterday’s box arrived, I was well pleased that my darling replaced my old measuring cups and measuring spoons and he even remembered my loose leaf Ceylon tea all from Lee Valley. The beauty of the measuring cups is the pulled handles. Soldered handles don’t last. I believe Jimre wants me to cook for him forever.


I thought these old-fashioned measuring cups deserved a celebration. And what would be more fitting than baking an old-fashioned cake? This cake is perfectly delicious as is; icing would just overpower the lovely flavour. 

Hot Milk Cake

4 eggs
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4 cups 2% milk [I used 1-1/8 cup 1% milk and 1/8 cup of whipping cream]
1/2 cup + 1/8 cup of butter, cubed

  • Set oven to 350F.
  • Line a 13X9 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Butter any surface not lined.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-coloured.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to batter; beat at low speed until smooth.
  • In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter just until butter is close to melting.
  • Gradually add to batter; slowly beat just until combined.
  • Pour into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack. 



6 comments:

  1. I adore Lee Valley! There's a store right beside the marketing company I do social media for, I haven't been in a while but you've just inspired me to pop in!
    Is this milk cake Hungarian? It looks so moist. It reminds me of the dulce de leche without the sickly sweet syrup.

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    1. Hi Eva, You are lucky to live so close to an outlet. No the milk cake has a British origin, I think, but I am not sure. Originally this one had 2 cups of sugar too. I don't think the Hungarian my palate can stand sickly sweet things.

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  2. Zsuzsa, I love simple cakes like this one... might bake it soon! xx

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  3. I miss going through that catalogue but I don't need the temptation. The milk cake sounds simple but delicious.

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    1. Haha, I always find things but I never order. Only my husband does. We have too many things I keep giving away, but my 35 years old plastic measuring cups started to break up and I am glad he got me these ones. If I don't loose them, I will never have to buy another measuring cup.

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