Hot Milk Cake

This is good when it is still warm (and when it is cooled too). The cake is a light cake that you can also use without the topping. It makes a nice base for strawberry shortcake (top slices with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream) or with other fruit and ice cream, etc.

Hot Milk Cake
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Simple cake recipe with a broiled coconut topping. You can also use the cake without the topping as the base for other desserts.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons brown or white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • ¾ cup coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat milk and butter together until milk is hot but not boiling, and butter is melted.
  2. In mixer bowl, beat eggs and sugar together until very light. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together. Remove beaters and add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with milk-butter mixture. Fold until smooth.
  4. Spread batter in a greased 9 inch square pan. Bake for 20 minutes, until top of cake springs back when touched lightly.
  1. Melt butter. Add sugar, milk and coconut.
  2. While cake is hot, carefully spread topping over. Place under hot broiler and watch until bubbly and golden.


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