Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper


This is one of the most versatile dessert recipes. Use it to bake shortcakes, snack cakes, and trifles.

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Tropical Topper
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 recipe Lime Syrup with Tropical Fruit

Lime Syrup with Tropical Fruit

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon lime peel

  • 4 cup fruit (mango, papaya, and carambola/star fruit)


  1. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9 x 2-inch round cake pan (batter will overflow a shallower pan); set aside.

  2. In small bowl stir together four and baking powder; set aside. In large bowl beat eggs on high about 4 minutes, until slightly thickened. Gradually add sugar; beat on medium 4 to 5 minutes until pale yellow and thickened. Add flour mixture; beat on low to medium just until combined.

  3. In small saucepan over low heat stir milk and butter until butter is melted; add to batter, beat to combine. Pour batter in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack . To serve, cut cake in wedges; top with Lime Syrup with Tropical Fruit. Serve immediately. To store, cover and refrigerate untopped cake. Makes 9 servings.

Lime Syrup with Tropical Fruit

  1. In pan combine lime juice and water with sugar; cook and stir to dissolve sugar. Increase heat; boil gently, uncovered, 3 minutes (don't stir). Cool 5 minutes. Stir in lime peel and fruit (mango, papaya, and carambola/star fruit).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
4g Fat
52g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 21.3mg 106%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
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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