Hot Milk Cake

This is a recipe for 'Old Fashioned Hot Milk Cake' that I came across a magazine and since then , this was on my to-do list. Finally, I baked it last week. It sounded weird to me when I first read the name but I was convinced for the fact that hot milk along with melted butter is added last in the cake batter! Strange...isn't it ? This was something new to me and hence I found it interesting and thought I would give it a go! I have altered the original recipe by adding less sugar, one additional egg and more butter to my cake.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Cook
    50 minutes
  • Servings
    20 People


  • 5 Eggs
  • 375 grams Granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 300 grams All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 150 grams Butter (unsalted)


  • 1 In an electric beater bowl, add eggs . Beat well for about 5-7 minutes till nice and pale.
  • 2 Add the sugar, beat well for another 5-7 minutes. Add vanilla essence.
  • 3 Add the flour along with salt , baking powder. Mix well.
  • 4 Heat milk and butter, till butter is just melted.
  • 5 Add this butter and milk mixture to the cake batter (while it's still hot ) . Mix well.
  • 6 Preheat oven at 350 deg F. Pour batter in a well greased bundt pan. (or use any other baking pan).
  • 7 Bake for about 40-50 minutes. (My cake took 50 minutes). Check if a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • 8 Let cake cool in pan for about 5 minutes, unmold the cake. Let it cool completely.
  • 9 Slice the cake.
  • 10 Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I have been asked by a couple , Why is the milk and melted butter added to the cake mixture at the end ? Answer :- There are different methods of cake mixing:- (1) You can add all dry ingredients and then mix in the butter or oil .The butter / Oil coats the flour and the gluten formed here isn't so strong and results in a more dense cake. (2) You can cream together the butter and the sugar in order to produce lots of air bubbles. Leads to great cakes. (3) You can mix all wet ingredients in one bowl and all dry ingredients in the other. Then add wet and dry ingredients together. This Forms strong gluten but Not so good cakes . But this HOT MILK CAKE uses an entirely different mixing method. And the trick here is beating the eggs and sugar very well for 5-7 minutes to making sure you are incorporating alot of air bubbles into eggs , which will help the baking power act on while baking the cake . The melted butter and milk added in the end coats the flour structure. Hence resulting in a very good cake structure , soft and evenly crumbled cake texture 😊.

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