Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fragrant February - Rose Cake

Valentine's Rose Cake:

My mother's old Hot Milk Sponge Cake recipe, with a very special touch.

Butter and flour a 9 inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat in 1 Cup Sugar beat until smooth and thick.
Sift together
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 dash salt
Stir into the egg mixture. Will be VERY thick.

Heat until the butter melts
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
Add the hot milk mixture to the batter, stir it QUICKLY together, (work fast here, because the hot milk will start the baking powder rising before the cake is in the pan.) Stir together quickly, pour into prepared pan and into the hot oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and the cake tests done.

Cool upside down on a rack.  Split the cooled cake in half to make two  layers. Fill with either Raspberry Jam, the Lazy Rose Jam posted earlier, or, if you are among the really lucky ones who have some, with some Rose Petal Jam.

Sift some confectioners sugar over the top.  ENJOY!

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