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Milk Cake

This is a simple recipe—and especially easy in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. The result is a deliciously light, airy cake. —Suzanne Coelman, Rabun Gap, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Scald milk by bringing it almost to a boil; set aside to cool. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored; stir in vanilla. Gradually add sugar, blending well. On low speed, alternately mix in milk and dry ingredients. Pour batter into a greased 10-in. cast-iron skillet.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove cake and preheat broiler. Combine all topping ingredients and sprinkle over cake. Broil 5 in. from the heat until topping bubbles and turns golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 349 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • doull
    Feb 11, 2021

    **YUCK!** cake tastes Eggy, like a breakfast item. Texture definitely isn't airy. Skip this one. It's an absolute waste of time and ingredients. Flavor is blah. Absolutely no one will ask for the recipe after they try it. More like they will ask what the fhuck is this? Take it to a potluck and it will be Your shame! They will ask "WHO made THAT?".. simply to give you the crazy eye. Seriously. A great recipe to use is AUNT BETTY'S SKILLET CAKE by #SouthernBite Now THAT cake has amazing texture, great light flavor, and definitely will get raves. Use the brown sugar topping from the taste of home recipe, and you'll have a real winner. This recipe is an absolute fail. I'm literally hitting "submit review" and scrapping it to give to dogs.

  • fhquilting
    Sep 25, 2020

    I have been baking this for 60 years and it is the best. Always called it "Hot Milk Cake". Make it in a 7 x ll or 9 x 9 pan.

  • Belen
    Jul 12, 2020

    I was intrigued by this recipe, but especially because of the topping. The cake was not light and airy and the flavor was okay. Basically I didn't care for the texture. However, I thought the topping was scrumptious! I could eat it with a spoon : )

  • shereeder
    Feb 21, 2020

    This is called Lazy Daisy cake where I come from. Mom made it a lot and I know enjoy it for myself. I use a 9x9 pan. Absolutely love it.

  • WonkyGirl
    Nov 2, 2019

    Mother always made this cake for us kids. If baking in a skillet you can cut a round of parchment paper for bottom to make sure the cake easily comes out.

  • Gilda
    Apr 9, 2019

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  • Thiggy
    Oct 6, 2012

    The topping was very good but I did not like the taste of the cake. I was very bland.

  • gerber_baby
    Apr 9, 2012

    Very good! My husband and son raved about it! It didn't turn out light and airy, more like dense and moist...I may have beat the eggs too much?? Will definately make this again.

  • gonzales573113
    Dec 1, 2006

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