Super Easy Milk Cake

A simple and delicious hot milk cake with a few ingredients you most likely have on hand already. The taste and texture makes it perfect for any occasion. I was so happy to finally get this recipe from my friend Katie, I can't get enough of this cake. You can use your favorite fruit for topping, or just cinnamon sugar like I did.
Super Easy Milk Cake


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 cup sugar (for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
cake, 9-inch
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
30 minutes
Total time:
45 minutes
Yield: 1 cake, 9-inch | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar (using an electric mixer).
Super Easy Milk Cake photo instruction 1
3. Add vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the egg mixture.
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4. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until hot and butter is melted.
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5. Gradually add milk to the batter, whisking until the mixture is smooth.
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6. Pour the batter into 9-inch round cake pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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7. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the mixture.
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Products I recommend for this recipe

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract
Organic Flour

Organic Flour

Baking Powder

Baking Powder
Cane Sugar

Cane Sugar


Whole Milk

Whole Milk

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So Easy!!

Guest January 16, 2021 1:14 PM
I’ve been baking this cake for years...I’ve made it with almond flavoring, lemon flavoring, I’ve used cocoa powder and made it chocolate...always comes out delicious! The only way it could be easier is if you could buy it readymade in the grocery store!

Easy Milk Cake

Guest December 19, 2020 2:16 PM
My First time baking a cake from scratch, it came out delicious 🤤

Guest December 15, 2020 4:57 PM


Guest November 19, 2020 2:20 PM
So great! Here’s what I did a bit different... no cinnamon and sugar topping, but 1T of ground cardamom added to the dry ingredients plus 10 drops of orange oil to the milk/butter. Baked in a Bundt pan... delicious paired with some herbal tea! Thanks for the basic recipe...I will keep playing with additions based on what mood I’m in! Very moist!

Guest October 21, 2020 6:58 PM
Thank you.

Guest September 29, 2020 10:58 PM

Thank you for the delicious recipe

Guest August 30, 2020 3:30 AM
Thank you for this delicious recipe. I baked this today for the first time for my husband. Will be saving this & making it again!

Guest August 27, 2020 10:29 PM
it was an amazing cake but compicated


Guest August 21, 2020 3:43 PM
I tried this out and my family loved it. It was quick and really delicious. Thanks a lot.

Perfect for a quick dessert!

Guest May 6, 2020 11:31 PM
Made chocolate pudding and wanted something simple to go with it, but no cookies in the house. Mixed this cake up in about the time it took the oven to heat to 350. It baked while we ate dinner (baked about 40 minutes). Deliciously simple and the perfect accompaniment to chocolate pudding with a dollop of sour cream on top. Wonderful texture! Thank you for sharing!!


Guest April 18, 2020 8:52 PM
I’m 13 years old and I made this for my parents and it was amazing.

amazing and quick to make

Guest March 31, 2022 9:38 AM
I was indoors and bored and wanted to bake a milk cake as I saw on a video, so I searched up easy milk cake recipes and trust me I clicked on this link as soon as I saw it. I added almonds and coconut. was absolutely delish 🤤♥️!

alenatrs April 1, 2022 11:03 AM
Almonds and coconut sound like great additions! Thank you for sharing your amazing review! - Alena


Guest March 14, 2022 11:34 PM
Would this be a good breakfast cake? Thanks!

alenatrs March 31, 2022 9:07 AM
Absolutely! We usually enjoy this for breakfast or dessert. - Alena

Easy milk cake

Guest February 25, 2022 11:07 AM
Baked this cake today and I'm so happy I nailed it. My nieces can't keep calm.

alenatrs February 25, 2022 1:01 PM
That's awesome! Hope they'll share a piece with you ))) - Alena


Guest January 23, 2022 2:20 PM
This turned out perfectly! I used margarine instead of butter though and wow! So soft and fluffy and that smell! delicious!

alenatrs January 24, 2022 10:20 PM
Awesome! Thank you for sharing your feedback! - Alena

batter was runny

Victoria Wease December 28, 2021 4:53 PM
the batter was runny was it supposed to be??

alenatrs January 1, 2022 9:34 PM
The batter should not be thick, nor watery. If the mixture is too thin when you bake it, the cake will not rise properly. Make sure you measure the ingredients correctly. - Alena


Guest November 10, 2021 9:54 AM
yum in my tum


Guest November 5, 2021 5:55 PM
I just made this bcz I was looking to use up eggs and milk. My daughter doesn’t like milk, so I just told her it’s a vanilla cake. She loves it. I love the texture and the flavour. So happy I found this. I just used 1 1/3 sugar and only 5 tblspns butter. I wasn’t as meticulous with the mixing and blending and it still turned out great. Yay!!!

alenatrs November 6, 2021 9:52 PM
So happy ho hear you enjoyed this milk cake! Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! - Alena


Guest October 10, 2021 1:01 PM
How do i turn on my oven. It was easy to make but idk how to turn it on

alenatrs October 11, 2021 12:53 PM
Sorry I can't advise on that. Try searching for instructions for your specific oven brand. - Alena


Guest August 26, 2021 3:18 PM
It took way longer to bake than the recipe said. It is in a 9 in. pan too. Maybe it should have gone into a larger pan to spread out more. I am still waiting for it to come out of the oven. I'm sure it will taste fine, but the baking time surprised me.

alenatrs August 26, 2021 4:08 PM
Sometimes baking time can vary depending on the oven... - Alena

Use in a mold!

Guest June 11, 2021 2:01 AM
These were super easy and delicious. You're right, I had all those ingredients on hand. I had used my cake mold for something else and decided to use a Halloween Skull mold (Amazon cakelet mold). They came out in a great size for each person and super delicious. Thank you!!

alenatrs June 11, 2021 9:18 AM
Such a good idea to make this as individual portions. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! - Alena

Super Easy Milk Cake

Guest May 10, 2021 10:13 AM
I was looking for a quick and easy cake to make with the ingredients that I had in the kitchen. This cake turned out great and was very simple to make. Thanks for the great recipe!!

alenatrs May 10, 2021 1:08 PM
You are very welcome! And thank you for leaving your feedback! - Alena

Such a lovely easy cake to make

Guest March 27, 2021 4:22 PM
Such a quick and easy cake to make, and it’s sooooo tasty

alenatrs April 5, 2021 6:37 PM
That’s so great to hear that you liked it! It sounds like you have a new favorite ;) - Alena

So good

Guest February 15, 2021 4:58 PM
I added a few very thin slices of butter on top and let it melt before serving. What a hit!

alenatrs February 16, 2021 11:01 PM
Sounds like a great addition! Thanks for sharing! - Alena

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