March 30, 2015


Holidays aren't the only reason to turn on the oven
pull out a cake pan........

Lunch and dinner in the south can be fancy or modest.
I can remember that there was always a home baked cake on the sideboard
at both Mother's and both Grandmother's.
In those days, neighbors dropped by for coffee 
and to exchange a bit of gossip.
While the grown-ups were busy in the living room,
the children were gathered at the kitchen table
with a piece of cake, along with a glass of grape juice over ice with sprig of fresh mint! 
We would often savor a slice of Hot Milk Cake, either served
with fresh cream and berries or toasted in the oven
with butter and confectioners sugar!
Hot Milk Cake is one of those
old Southern favorites! 

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan. In a small saucepan. melt the butter and the milk together. Do not boil. Set aside to cool for a a bit.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and the sugar until thickened. Add the flour and baking powder. Now add you vanilla and mix well. Pour in hot milk/butter a little at a time while continuing to mix. Batter will be somewhat thin. Now pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and then invert on serving plate. 


  1. I am going to try this, Betsy. I have heard about it but never had it. Thanks for the recipe. I laughed when you said the kids had grape juice with mint. I thought you were going to say ice cold milk. My mother always had a PIE on the sideboard in our house. xoxo

    1. I hope you enjoy this Diana...just a basic dessert cake, but great with berries and cream!

  2. This looks delicious, I have never heard of hot milk cake...maybe its an American thing?

    1. Hi Lindsey! Really.....you have never heard of Hot Milk Cake? Well, it's certainly an old southern favorite. I hope you will try this recipe and enjoy it! Basically, just an easy yellow cake. It's also delicious with a boiled coconut icing. Thank you for stopping by Estelle's today! Happy Spring!

  3. This is something I have never heard of either! Interesting. I loved the discussion...so true...people used to visit more.

    1. The true flavor comes from the scalded milk with butter Vee. It would be so nice if people visited more and actually had conversations....I suppose a downside of new technology. Enjoy the recipe!

  4. Just put the cake in the oven with my daughter's help (7 yrs. old). Can't wait to eat after dinner. I love your recipes.

    1. Hi there Miss Jennifer! Hope you enjoy this old southern recipe! How fantastic that you baked this with your sweet little girl! Wishing you a lovely Easter!


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