Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping


This hot milk sponge cake is one of our all-time favorite cake recipes. To mix it up a little, we topped this cake with a broiled macadamia and coconut topping.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 recipe Broiled Macadamia-Coconut Topping

Broiled Macadamia-Coconut Topping

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup macadamia nuts or slivered almonds, chopped

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Combine flour and baking powder.

  2. In a large bowl beat eggs and vanilla with a mixer on high about 4 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating on medium about 5 minutes or until sugar is almost dissolved. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low to medium just until combined. In a small saucepan heat milk and butter over low heat until the butter melts. Add milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Carefully spread Broiled Macadamia-Coconut Topping over warm cake. Broil about 4 inches from the heat 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Broiled Macadamia-Coconut Topping

  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
17g Fat
51g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 130mg 3%
Folate, total 32.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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