Nannie’s Hot Milk Sponge Cake


Heating the milk before using it to make the batter delivers a light and fluffy sponge cake.

Original recipe makes 1 – 10 inch tube pan


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    45 mins


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour and baking powder. Heat milk in a small saucepan until just boiling, then remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Beat eggs until foamy, then add sugar. Continue beating on medium-high speed until thick and lemon colored. Add vanilla, reduce mixer speed to medium and add hot milk in a steady stream. Quickly beat in flour mixture.
  3. Pour into a 10 inch tube pan. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly tapped.


Calories: 207 kcal
Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
Cholesterol: 62 mg
Fat: 1.9 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Sodium: 97 mg