Ilene’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Submitted by: on June 7, 2010

This makes a cake tasting very much like a pound cake but with way less fat. It makes a super snack cake or shortcake. I got the recipe from a friend’s blog with her permission to post it here. I think it may have originally come from a B H & G Cookbook from several years ago.

Servings: 8   Prep Time: 10   Cook Time: 25-30 minutes  


2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter
Flavoring of choice. I used 1/2 t. vanilla and 1/2 t. lemon flavoring


Whip eggs until thick and creamy. Add sugar a little at a time and whip until light and fluffy or lemon colored.
In small bowl whisk flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add to egg and sugar mixture. Blend until flour disappears.

In small sauce pan, heat milk and butter just until butter melts. Slowly pour hot milk/butter mixture into batter and stir (not whip) until well blended, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl. Add flavoring of choice; I used 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring.

Pour into well greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Mine took 30.

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