Made Famous by the 50s Cake
This old fashioned cake recipe is sure to make YOU famous!
This delicious hot milk sponge cake was made famous in the 1950s, but is still completely delicious now. Hot milk might not sound the most appealing to you on first read, but trust us, this is one cake recipe you won't soon forget. Garnished with strawberries and powdered sugar, this cake is elegant and sophisticated enough for tea with your book club, or served at a holiday party. It's a light and fresh cake recipe that tastes divine any way you slice it. We love this recipe for Mother's day or Easter brunch, but it's versatile to eat all year round.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- fresh sliced strawberries and powdered sugar for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
Heat milk in microwave for 20-25 seconds.
Drop the butter into the milk to melt it.
With an electric mixer on high, beat the eggs 3 minutes until thick and lemon-colored. With machine running, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the milk and butter mixture to the eggs and sugar and continue using hand mixer to combine.
Next, add in baking soda and salt. Then, still using your hand mixer, add in flour gradually until everything is well blended.
Pour batter into greased cake pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until cake tests done when a toothpick is inserted in the center.
Remove pan to a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely. Dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar and garnish with strawberries (or berries of your choice) if desired.
See even more recipes from yesteryear in our collection of31 Old Fashioned Recipes from the 1950s
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