Cakes & Baking

Gram’s Scorching Milk Cake

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This cake is so moist and candy (and with out a doubt not low-stout!). It’s so versatile: makes an shimmering cinnamon cake, strawberry shortcake, trifle layers, Boston cream pie, layer cakes and extra. And freezes effectively!

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup milk (2% preferred)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 elephantine eggs, separated


  • Beat egg whites till stiff
  • Incorporate 1/4 cup sugar into whites
  • In separate bowl, beat the egg yolks
  • Add the comfort of the sugar and the vanilla
  • Fold egg whites into yolk combination
  • Add the flour and baking powder, slowly
  • In the length in-between, heat milk and butter till butter is melted and combination is sizzling but not boiling.
  • Pour the milk + butter into the batter and inch to mix.
  • Pour into two 9″ round pans or two microscopic sq. pans or 1 9×12 rectangular pan.
  • Cook dinner at 350* for approximately 25 minutes when a toothpick comes out tremendous. Enact not overbake!

As shortcake:


Vanilla Icing

The icing we had on the cake for Mother’s Day used to be fabulous. Very wet yet not too candy.  My grandmother recited this recipe from memory, and says to finest play with the proportions to salvage the consistency you need.


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups of powdered sugar plus extra as wanted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


  • Mix butter and sugar till effectively blended.
  • Add vanilla
  • Add 2-3 tbsp milk till blended
  • Add extra sugar as desired to salvage your current consistency

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