We’ve come to the end of my birthday week but today is the best day of them all for two reasons: it’s Friday AND it’s my actual birthday! Hooray! What better way to celebrate a birthday than with hot milk cake, right? Let me explain.
Apparently hot milk cake is a southern staple in the dessert world. I’ll admit, I’d never heard of it. I found this out by visiting the site Cake over Steak where Sara has renamed it to golden milk cake. If I’m being honest, golden milk cake sounds much more appetizing than hot milk. When I think of hot milk, I just think of a disgusting substance that shouldn’t be consumed. This cake, is definitely not that.
Cake is the epitome of birthdays and I’m excited to share this recipe with you. It’s perfect as a birthday cake or as a ‘just because’ cake. Thanks to Sara at Cake Over Steak, this cake is easily a new favorite of mine. The best part was slathering it with chocolate ganache and eating it with a small heaping of fresh strawberries. Oh my goodness, happy birthday to everyone!
I don’t do a ton of baking not because I don’t love baked goods (trust me, I do) but I think I have a slight fear of baking things and having it fail. Baking is so scientific that and I think that deters a lot of us from experimenting with the oven. Though I’m not a professional baker and I’m still learning a lot about the art, I do know that once I tackle a baked good recipe, the outcome is usually worth the mess you’ve made in the kitchen. If you’re a little apprehensive towards baking, try this cake. It’s easy and it’ll make you seem as if you’re a pro.
If this cake is any indication of what this weekend will bring, I’m pretty sure I’ll have a perfect birthday. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway; it’s happening until Sunday!
Golden Milk Cake (formerly known as hot milk cake)