Hot Milk Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This hot milk cake is an old fashioned recipe that never disappoints.  It is wonderful with a cup of coffee or a tall glass of milk. This cake is so easy to make, it’s perfect if you need a quick dessert.  Serving it with any kind of fruit only makes it better… if that is even possible. This is just a great old-fashioned cake that everyone loves.

Ingredients need for Hot Milk Cake:



Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Milk (I use 2% milk)


Frozen unsweetened raspberries



Recipe Feedback: “This is my all-time favorite cake. My grandmother made this same recipe. I am 65 and have been making it since I was old enough to bake. Really good to use in strawberry shortcake.”-Nancy

“I loved this cake! I’ve been a baker for 60 years and this is one of the best plain cake recipes ever.”-Pat

Hot Milk Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 6 votes

Hot Milk Cake

This is an old dessert that is easy to make and always delicious.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Milk Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I use 2% milk
  • 10 tablespoons butter

Raspberry Fruit Topping

  • 1 (12 ouncpackage frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Beat the eggs with a mixer until lemon colored. Add sugar and vanilla and continue mixing. Whisk together the flour and baking powder and add to the batter. Combine milk and butter in a pan on top of the stove and heat just until butter is melted. Pour into cake batter and mix until smooth.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread batter in pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 35 minutes or until center is done. You can top with fresh fruit or use canned or frozen with this cake.

Raspberry Fruit Topping Directions

  • Combine ingredients and bring to boil on top of stove. Cook until thickens like a sauce. You can do this with any frozen fruit. No need to thaw first.


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