Lida's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Happy Friday and behold a yummy cake (or cupcake) recipe submitted by our latest Honorary Cupcake Lover, Mary Stella! Mary (who is also a close friend and an amazing writer) said that this recipe was handed down to her by her mother (who got it from her mother, who got it from her mother!) Enjoy and spread the cupcakian love!

Lida's Hot Milk Sponge Cake
submitted by Mary Stella (Florida)

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk (heated just to boiling)
1 Tbl butter
1 tsp vanilla
Beat eggs, then add sugar and beat well together.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir into egg mixture.
Heat milk to boiling, remove from heat and melt in butter, add vanilla.  Beat liquid into flour/sugar/egg mixture until blended.  Do not overbeat.
Pour into prepared tube pan, two 8" layer pans or one 9" X 13" pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.  (Do not look to check cake before 30 minutes)
*NOTE: The above is for the 'cake' version. For 'cupcakes' use standard size cupcake tins and check for doneness a few minutes earlier than stated for the cake recipe.

Buttercream Frosting 

3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
3-4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Combine all ingredients, beat at medium speed until creamy.


Vivienne Moss said…
Sounds like another amazing recipe. I need to get baking !
Beth Ciotta said…
Hi V! It does sound delicious, doesn't it? Get the girls to bake with you. I bet they'd love it. Plus they'd get to lick the spoon!
Oh,my,this recipe temps me to start baking this morning....
Mary Stella said…
Thanks for using my family's recipe, B! I love the cake. It has a great flavor and texture. You can use any flavor of frosting that you want, or do a fruit filling in between layers.

I've done layer cakes and cupcakes and always had good results.


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