How To: Make a basic hot milk sponge cake

Make a basic hot milk sponge cake

Try out this basic hot milk sponge cake, which is a kind of egg foam cake, that you can use as a base for any cake art creation. It's super tasty, and you can add anything you want to it. Try it out and see for yourself.

A Hot Milk Sponge Cake is a type of "egg foam" cake – a large amount of the leavening (what makes it rise) is from air that' beaten into the eggs. Similar to a genoise (which depends solely on the air in the batter as the leavening agent), but less risky with the addition of baking powder, making it practically foolproof. Serve this cake filled, frosted, dolloped with whipped cream and fresh berries, or simply dusted with powdered sugar.


Serves 8 to 10

* butter & flour to coat pans (or non-stick cooking spray)
* ¾ cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* ¼ cup milk
* 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
* 1½ tsp vanilla extract
* 3 large eggs, room temperature
* 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
* ¾ cup sugar

Special Equipment

* Two 9" round cake pans
* electric mixer with whisk attachment
* cooling rack

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