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Vintage Hot Milk Cake
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Vintage Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake is an easy yet delicious cake recipe that became popular in the 1940s. This cake is a sponge cake that is soft and tender that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit, a powdered sugar dusting, or make it decadent with a chocolate ganache topping like this one.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot milk cake
Servings: 9
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Jill


  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. Butter room temp
  • Powdered sugar

Chocolate Ganache frosting

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9x9 pan with a non-stick baking spray, set pan aside.
  • Stir together flour and baking powder, set aside.
  • In a stand mixer add your eggs and beat eggs on high for about 3-4 minutes until thick.
  • Gradually add sugar to the egg mixture, on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Gradually add flour to the egg and sugar mixture on medium and mix until smooth.
  • Set to the side.
  • In a small saucepan add your milk and butter heat until butter melts.
  • Add to milk and butter mixture to the batter, mix until combined. Pour the batter into baking pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cool.
  • Top with chocolate ganache

Ganache Frosting:

  • Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Heat cream in the microwave until just about to boil, about 90 seconds.
  • Pour cream over chocolate, cover the bowl with a plate and set aside for a minute.
  • Stir until the chocolate is dissolved and glossy.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg