Hot Milk Toast Cake
Hot Milk Toast Cake

Hot Milk Toast Cake

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Hot Milk Toast Cake
 
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Milk toast was one of my favorite childhood treats. In my family, milk toast was a sweet, decadent, warm vanilla pudding served over buttered toast for breakfast. I took our delicious recipe and adapted it into this indulgent Hot Milk Toast Cake. The milk toast pudding below can certainly be halved (the cake only uses half), but I make the full recipe to have enough to use for buttered toast the next morning.
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/8 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk Toast Pudding Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour and sugar before adding the egg, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter a 10-inch cast iron skillet (if you don't have one, this cake works just fine in a greased 8-inch square baking pan). Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs. Rub a stick of butter across the top of the warm cake.
  2. Make the milk toast pudding: Place the butter (the same stick you just rubbed on the cake is just fine) into a saucepan and melt it over medium-high heat. Remove it from stove and whisk in the flour. Add the milk and return to the heat. Add the sugar and cook, whisking, until the mixture boils. Whisk constantly and continue cooking the mixture for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Allow to cool for around 10 minutes. Pour about half of the mixture over the buttered cake and serve immediately (I prefer serving straight from the skillet!)

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14 Comments on Hot Milk Toast Cake

  1. Lucy
    May 15, 2016 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

    Thrilled me to my toes to see MILK TOAST appear anywhere. My dear mother passed away 24 years ago but I will never forget her milk toast. In fact, while pregnant, and living a sparse life in Japan 35 years ago, I suddenly had a craving for that warm sweet loving dish. Called my mom, expensive, international call, “Mom, how do I make milk toast?” I have never forgotten that recipe again. I can still remember her warm living voice giving me her recipe. We do it a bit different but the love is universal isn’t it?

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    • Julie Ruble
      May 16, 2016 at 10:04 am (1 year ago)

      Aw, Lucy, what a precious memory. I made that very same phone call to my mom about milk toast! πŸ™‚ I hope you will make and enjoy this cake in your mother’s honor!

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  2. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan
    May 16, 2016 at 8:48 am (1 year ago)

    I have never had or heard or seen Milk Toast before, let alone a Hot Milk Toast Cake and I think this is pretty genius! It sounds so decadently delicious! Though I am har pressed to choose if this cake is better than the story of the 8th graders who totally rocked this field trip!

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    • Julie Ruble
      May 16, 2016 at 10:04 am (1 year ago)

      Right?! I was so impressed with them. Thanks Shashi!

      Reply
  3. Kristen Chidsey
    May 16, 2016 at 9:45 am (1 year ago)

    Julie–my mom used to make hot milk cake for special occasions–I am sending this to my sister. It is her bday today and this was her all time favorite.

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    • Julie Ruble
      May 16, 2016 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

      Oh, how perfect!! Happy birthday to your sister! I hope she gets a chance to make and enjoy this cake.

      Reply
  4. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    May 16, 2016 at 9:49 am (1 year ago)

    Well I never knew you were a teacher! I’m at the opposite end of the spectrum though, I teach kindergarten. I’ve been doing yoga and “quiet time” (meditation) with my students for about 4 years.

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    • Julie Ruble
      May 16, 2016 at 10:05 am (1 year ago)

      I love that, Cynthia! Start them early πŸ™‚

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  5. Coco in the Kitchen
    May 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Good lord, Woman. Your recipes are so tempting. I’m dying to try this.

    Reply
  6. Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)
    May 23, 2016 at 5:42 am (1 year ago)

    That sounds like a really fun trip to Philly — the kids planned a great itinerary! As for milk toast, I recall it as this horrible warm milk and bread combination that I would be offered when I couldn’t sleep. Your version sounds way better.

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  7. Peggy
    June 3, 2016 at 8:11 am (1 year ago)

    Hey this is most interesting cake ever!. The dressing sounds so yummy. I must try when friends are over this weekend! πŸ˜‰

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  8. Sara Presley
    July 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi there,
    This is my first time stopping by. Lovely site!
    I’ve never heard of this dish and am not sure if it’s something I like. Can it be compared to something? What is the texture of the pudding on top?

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    • Julie Ruble
      July 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes, it’s a pudding texture! I hope you will give it a try 😊

      Reply
  9. Jess
    July 12, 2017 at 8:42 am (3 months ago)

    This is so interesting. Going on my to bake list for sure!

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