Hot milk cake warms cold winter days


January 19, 1994|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer

Tasty and easy recipes for hot milk cake and a simple whipped cream icing, which can be a go-with or enjoyed on another cake, will surely bring 'em in from the cold.

Bernadette Gall of Westminster requested both recipes. She wrote, "I would like to have a simple whipped cream icing for cakes. The butter and confectionery icings are too sweet. And, I would also like a recipe for a hot milk cake."

Jo Anne Matschulat of Baltimore responded with Chef Gilles Syglowski's choice for the icing.

Matschulat's whipped cream frosting

1 cup milk

4 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix flour and milk in saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until thick. Cool.

In a mixing bowl cream the butter and shortening. Add sugar and mix well. Add the cool paste mixture to the creamed mixture along with the vanilla. Beat until smooth.

Merry Bush of Baltimore who sent in a very similar recipe, suggested refrigerating the cake after frosting.


Be Commarata of Catonsville sent in the cake choice. She wrote that she gets many compliments when she makes this recipe.

Commarata's hot milk cake

1/4 pound butter

1 cup milk

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

Add butter to milk and heat to boiling. Turn off heat.

Beat eggs until fluffy and add sugar, then flour, salt and baking powder. Beat thoroughly and add to the hot milk. Pour into a tube pan and bake at 350 degrees until done, about 45 minutes.


Chef Syglowski, with the help of chefs and students at the Baltimore International Culinary College, selected and tested these recipes.

Recipe requests

* Nancy S. Ellis of Rumsey, Ky., writes that she wants an "Art Ginsburg's dessert, 'death by chocolate.' "

* Mrs. R. S. Owen of Elizabethtown, N.C., is looking for recipes from her childhood. One is a cherry nut bread with pecans and walnuts and the other a sweet roll filled with thick crunchy nut and cinnamon filling.

* Sarah Johnson of Utica, Ky., writes that "a restaurant in Owensboro, Ky., makes a wonderful white chocolate banana creme pie but won't give out the recipe. I understand that melted white chocolate is added to a banana liqueur."

* Judy Lonborg of Longview, Wash., wants a recipe for a dish called chicken and black-eyed peas. She writes that her husband loves the dish and she tossed her recipe away. "I'd like to surprise him," she wrote.

* B. Roemer of Baltimore wants to know if anyone has a recipe for Swedish meatballs which uses "a whole bottle of chili sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke."

If you are looking for a recipe or can answer a request for a long-gone recipe, maybe we can help. Print each response or request clearly on a separate sheet of paper with your name, address and phone number. Send to Ellen Hawks, Recipe Finder, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278.

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