Hot Milk Cake with Fudge Frosting Recipe
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 16
  • Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 10 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Frosting:
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half (or heaving whipping cream)
  • ½ cup bittersweet OR semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix eggs on high speed for about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Slowly add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to batter; beat at low speed until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Slowly add to batter and beat just until combined.
  3. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. Frosting:
  5. Sift together the powdered sugar & cocoa in a bowl, set aside.
  6. In a large saucepan heat 4 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, salt, and ½ cup half and half over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until small bubbles appear around perimeter of pan, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to low, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly and turns deep golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining butter & remaining half and half until butter is melted. Add the chocolate chips & the vanilla and stir until smooth. Slowly whisk in the bowl of powdered sugar & cocoa. Wait a couple minutes for it to cool then spread on cooled cake. Wait for frosting to set, then serve. (You can put it in the frig to help it set faster)