Milk Sponge Cake

    1 hour 5 min

    A simple and delicious sponge cake, which is a cinch to make. Enjoy with a light dusting of icing sugar or serve with a dollop of jam or whipped cream.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 175ml milk
    • 30g butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one large loaf tin or one 26cm tube cake tin.
    2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk and the butter. Do not boil.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light coloured. Gradually add the sugar to the eggs, then stir in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the hot milk and butter. Beat only until combined. Stir in the vanilla. Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 to 50 minutes. Let cake cool in tin for 10 minutes. Remove cake from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

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    I've made this many times now, very good. I did have one loaf that didn't turn out, and that was because I over beated it, and it sunk in after I took it out of the oven. Other than that 'one' mishap, this is quite fluffy and sweet.  -  13 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really good simple recipe. I've never tasted a "milk cake" before- it really did have a sweet milk flavor to it. I liked the texture alot, similar to angel food cake but WAY easier prep.  -  22 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Followed the recipe exact. Texture was exactly what I was looking for (perfect) but it was very "eggy" tasting and not very sweet. My daughter said it tasted like plain pancakes. I couldn't serve this (made it for strawberry shortcake) It went in the garbage.  -  22 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)