Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More Holiday Baking

Hot Milk Lightning Cake

2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (see note below)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
4 eggs
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a bundt pan or 2 9-inch cake pans. I grease and sprinkle with flour.  
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
On medium heat, melt butter and milk together heating just milk starts to bubble around the edges.  Keep warm on stove.
Beat eggs until fluffy and add sugar slowly, beating about five minutes total time.  Add vanilla.
Add flour mixture in two additions and mix lightly.
Slowly pour in the hot milk mixture, stirring as you go.  The batter will begin to rise as soon as the hot milk meets the baking powder.  Pour quickly into prepared pans and set in preheated oven.
Bake about 50 minutes for bundt cake or 25 minutes for layer cake pans.  Test with cake tester.
Cake will be spongy on the surface.  
This makes a very spongy tasty cake that is excellent for just dusting with powdered sugar, filling with jam, serving with fresh strawberries and cream, or icing with a thin vanilla glaze.
Glaze for this cake:
Mix 2 cups confectionary sugar, 1 teaspeoon vanilla and just enough milk to make a thin pourable icing.  Sprinkle with holiday decors.
I think this is called Lightning Cake because of how fast it rises, but I call it Lightning cake because of how fast it disappears in my house.  I made this cake early in the week and it was gone in 24 hours.
Will make another soon ... :-) 

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