Thursday 22 January 2015

Hot Milk Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Cream

In this bake-along #74 session , I've learned something new ... pouring hot milk into the batter!

I've baked sponge cakes a few times ... but haven't tried pouring hot milk mixture into batter like this recipe hot milk cake. While I find that these small cakes do not taste fluffy soft or airy type, but my big kids like it.

Recipe adapted from bonappetit
Replicated below from Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids

Hot Milk Cake with Cranberry Sauce and Cream

Makes 4 cakes / servings
Ingredients :
1 large egg (65g)
65g caster sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or paste
85g self-rising flour, sifted
80ml milk
40g unsalted butter

1/4 cup chilled whipped cream
Homemade cranberry sauce (may refer recipe here here)
Some blueberries

Method :
Preheat oven to 190°C. 4 cupcake liners.

Using electric mixer, beat egg in a mixing bowl at high speed until thick about 3 mins.

Gradually beat in sugar; beat until thick and pale yellow, about 4 mins.Beat in vanilla into the egg mixture. At this stage, decrease mixing speed to low. Add flour and beat 30 secs or until well combined.

Meanwhile, bring milk and butter just to boil in small saucepan, stirring until butter melts. Add hot milk mixture to batter; beat in low speed for 30 secs or until mixture is well blended and smooth. Divide batter among prepared cups. Place cups on a baking tray.

Bake cakes until tops rise (tall rounded peak will form in center of each), turn pale golden, and are firm to touch, about 14-16 mins (I baked mine for 16 mins). 《Lol, mine were flat-headed and didn't rise high》

Cool in cups at least 20 mins. Transfer cakes to a wire rack to cool completely at room temperature.

Place cakes into serving bowls. I served these little cakes with blueberries, whipped cream and cranberry sauce.

Happy Baking and enjoy your weekend ^-^!

Submitting this post to Bake-Along event organized by the hosts (JoyceLena or Zoe)


  1. My kids like it too! I'm surprised because they don't like cakes.

  2. I am sure I would love this for my breakfast!

    1. Yes for brekkie ... taste good with a cup of hot beverage !

  3. Small cakes are usually great. Eat with your special cranberry sauce some more, i believe it tastes amazingly.

    1. I freezed some cranberry sauce. .. just nice to finish them with these mini hot milk cakes ^-^!

  4. My cakes came out with flat tops too, and was dense. I guess it must be the beater. The second time I use the whisk and the cakes came out soft and fluffy, using another method of mixing the batter with the same recipe.
    Glad to know that your kids enjoyed the cakes which tasted pretty good! And cranberry sauce sounds yummy!

    1. Hi Joyce,
      I read your sharing and will try your suggestion using whisk. These cakes tasted good although slightly dense.

  5. This look absolutely beautiful !
    Really love it!

  6. Karen, I like that this is a small recipe. Your small cakes look so luxurious with generous topping of cranberry sauce and side serving of blueberries. I want!

    1. Thanks Phong Hong ! Just nice for me to finish the left over cranberry sauce ^-^

  7. hi karen, my cakes rose quite high in the muffin pan and yes, mine turned out less fluffier than i had expected too. Glad to hear at least your boys had enjoyed eating it.

  8. These small cakes are great for breakfast and I am here for one please?

  9. Hi Karen,

    You are right that these cakes are not the spongy and airy type but they are very moist with a compact but light sponge-cake-like texture.

    Nice to know your kids like these cakes.


  10. I am also going to half this recipe and test it out today. I like your pairing.


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