Best-Ever Hot Milk Sponge

Motivation by Brian Tracy
December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018
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Best-Ever Hot Milk Sponge

This Best-Ever Hot Milk Sponge cake goes down so well and is so easy to whip up!  It will look stunning on your Christmas Table this year. Why not give it a try this Festive Season and let us know how it goes, I would love to hear your feedback!

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Happy Cooking!

Love Margaret


Its a great basic cake that can be made in different flavours, and dolled up or down for serving.

Makes 1 cake

  • 4 extra-large eggs
    250 g castor sugar (300 ml)
  • 280 g cake flour (500 ml)
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 g butter or margarine (100 ml)
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  1. Set the temperature to 180c
  2. Grease the sides and base of 2 x 20 cm cake tins. Line the bases with baking paper rounds, grease again.
  3. Place eggs and sugar in an electric food mixer bowl, and beat well together until thick and pale yellow in colour.
  4. Sift dry ingredients: fold in carefully along the side of the bowl with a metal spoon or spatula. Do not over-beat.
  5. Heat milk and butter together for 2 minutes on 100% power; do not boil.
  6. Add essence and milk mixture to batter, mixing carefully.
    Take care not to over-beat, thus stretching the gluten in the flour.
  7. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until a skewer or cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out on a cooling rack.
  10. When completely cold, sandwich together with raspberry or strawberry jam; and dust surface with sifted icing sugar or make up a vanilla butter icing; sandwich the two cakes together with a little butter icing; frost the top of the cake with remaining icing.


  • Sandwich together with 250 ml whipped cream and use a chocolate ganache icing on the top.
  • Remove 50 ml cake flour, and add 50 ml cocoa powder to make a chocolate sponge.
  • Add 30 ml coffee powder to boiling milk mixture for a coffee cake.
  • Use fresh fruit and whipped cream for a decadent effect.Tips:

• A great cake for children ́s birthday cakes.
• If baking all in one pan, allow to bake for longer (40 – 45 minutes) • Cut cakes easily in half with a long thread of dental floss.



Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.