Discover the delightful symphony of flavor in the Warm Milk and Butter Cake, a tender and moist cake that promises to win over your taste buds. The combination of butter and hot milk results in a unique texture that will make this cake a standout favorite in your recipe collection. Here’s how to bake this delightful cake:
Ingredients: A Harmonious Blend
– **Whole Milk:** 120 ml (1/2 cup)
– **Unsalted Butter:** 60g (2.1Oz / 1/4 cup)
– **All-Purpose Flour:** 160g (5.6Oz / 1+1/3 cup)
– **Baking Powder:** 4 g (1 tsp)
– **Salt:** a pinch
– **Eggs:** 3, at room temperature
– **Caster Sugar or Granulated White Sugar:** 160g (5.6Oz / 3/4 cup)
– **Vanilla Paste or Vanilla Extract:** 1 tsp
Instructions: Crafting the Delight
1. **Prepare the Wet Ingredients:** In a small saucepan, place the butter and milk and bring them to a simmer over low heat.
2. **Prepare the Dry Ingredients:** Meanwhile, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
3. **Whip the Eggs:** In a large bowl, use an electric mixer at medium-high speed to mix the eggs with vanilla. When the eggs start foaming, gradually add the sugar, mixing at high speed until you achieve a thick and pale mixture.
4. **Fold in Flour:** Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mix three times using a spatula. Be cautious not to overbeat the flour.
5. **Combine with Hot Milk Mixture:** Carefully add the hot milk mixture in two additions, making sure to add the milk while it’s still very hot. The batter should be smooth with no lumps.
6. **Prepare the Cake Pan:** Pour the cake batter into a lined and greased 20 cm (8-inch) cake pan. Tap the cake pan onto the work surface and pass a skewer through the batter to remove any air bubbles.
7. **Bake the Cake:** Place the pan in a preheated oven at 175°C (345°F) and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. **Cool and Serve:** Allow the cake to cool slightly, then unmold it and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and garnish with fresh strawberries if desired.
9. **Storing:** This cake can be stored at room temperature, covered with plastic wrap, for about 3-4 days. It’s also a great base for layered cakes and can be frosted with buttercream.
Enjoy the Symphony!
Your Warm Milk and Butter Cake Delight is ready to be savored. With its soft texture and rich flavor, this cake is perfect for special occasions or a simple family dessert. Enjoy the symphony of flavor that this cake offers, and don’t forget to share the joy with your loved ones. Happy baking!