Ready in 45 minutes
This is so fast and easy, and makes for a yummy treat when there's nothing else in the house, or when unexpected guests show up.
"A little different from our old family recipe. This may be doubled and baked in loaf pans. We would use 1/2 to 1 tsp. each of lemon and almond extracts, or just vanilla. The milk should be heated just to the scalding point, not boiled and as directed, always added last. Better the second day, and can be frozen."- peacefulinok
Top-ranked recipe named "Hot Milk Sponge Cake"
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine flour and baking powder.
In a bowl, beat eggs on high speed about 4 minutes, or til thick. Gradually add sugar; beat at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
Add flour mixture, beat at low to medium speed until just combined.
In a saucepan, heat and stir milk and margarine until margarine melts; add to batter, beating until combined.
Pour into a greased 9 x9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Serve warm or cool.
**Note. A little flavored extract works nicely in this too. I used to add a bit of lemon extract.
I love that this is so quick and easy, and uses ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Artsy13 2 months agoWould want to make it(making it tomorrow) cos its so simple and doesn't need scales
peacefulinok 1 year agoA little different from our old family recipe. This may be doubled and baked in loaf pans. We would use 1/2 to 1 tsp. each of lemon and almond extracts, or just vanilla. The milk should be heated just to the scalding point, not boiled and as directed, always added last. Better the second day, and can be frozen.
Mazulu83 1 year agoVery nice and soft cake! Definitely making this again: D!
Amgreen 1 year agoAbsolutely perfect texture--very easy to work with! I made a layer cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberry filling. It received rave reviews at a birthday party!
Kissedbygrace 2 years agoPerfect recipe!! Easy and yum! I used the sponge cake for my Tiramisu and it was perfect... Thanks!
Jenwywong 2 years agoWonderful sponge cake! Perfect for decorating cakes with since it is denser than normal sponge.
junaly 3 years agoIt was a great cake and easy to decorate, however it was pretty dense for me. Maybe I did something wrong--I don't have a mixer.
ooARMIoo 4 years agothis is such an easy recipe with the ingredients that could be in anyones kitchen. its my first time to make anything like this and it turned out great. thanks! definitely a keeper.
Ohnoufo8mycow 4 years agoExcellent. The second time I made it I added a bit of cocoa powder and still turned out wonderful!!! Light an fluffy perfect cake
sgrishka 6 years agoA simple yet great cake that's extremely fast and easy to make! We found some wonderful fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) at the market and decided to make a mixed berry shortcake. However, instead of of shortcake, I decided to try AnnieBananie's 'Hot Milk Sponge Cake'. I made the cake using rum extract for flavoring and it turned out simply delicious! This cake made the perfect complement to the mixed berry topping. For the topping, I crushed 1/3 of the sliced berries with some brown sugar, added a little fresh lemon juice and a splash of kirsch, folded in the remaining sliced berries, and let macerate at room temperature until sugar was dissolved and berrties were very juicy. We spooned the fruit and juices over portions of the cake and topped with a dollop of softened vanilla ice cream. Yum...Yum, was it ever good!