Honey & Cardamom Hot Milk Cake

Saturday was very bright and sunny, and I wanted to bake something that encapsulated that lightness. I came across a recipe for hot milk cake by Taste of Home. It sounded delicious, and I thought it was worth a try. I’ve never made a hot milk cake before, so I was a bit wary about beating the sugar and eggs for so long (five minutes!) But, the recipe also seemed ripe for variation, thus prompting me to incorporate honey and cardamom into the hot milk and butter mixture.

This cake was rather tasty, though mine probably didn’t bake as evenly because I had just baked a casserole on 450 degrees right before lowering the temperature to 350 for this cake. Oh, well. I suppose I can try again sometime but I’m quite pleased with the results from today.

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49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 14:25:15

    seems mighty interesting and looks yum. I can almost taste the cardamom infused hot milky taste.

  2. Eileen
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 14:33:30

    I’m a fan of anything that involves cardamom. Sounds delicious! That’s so funny how it’s thin in the middle and really thick at the crust. It has personality.

  3. ceciliag
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 14:57:57

    i do that too.. often, try and multi task my oven.. lately my oven is almost permanently making tomato paste.. this cake looks great though and i love that you were responding to the lightness of the day.. c

  4. Three-Cookies
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 15:08:44

    Cardamom and honey combo sounds absolutely divine, the cake looks bright just like the day.

  5. Kelly
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 15:26:05

    Oh my. Just the sound of this cake has me weak in the knees. Hot milk, honey and cardamom… the basis of all good things?! šŸ™‚

  6. Ronda
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 15:31:13

    That would be a lovely treat right about now…

  7. eatinglikeahorse
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 17:25:37

    Wow, I can imagine just how good that tastes – it looks delicious! And the texture looks perfect, whether it baked evenly or not šŸ™‚

  8. Kathy
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 18:16:20

    This sounds and looks delicious! I love the taste of cardamon in baked goods!

  9. saffronandhoney
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 18:58:33

    Beautiful combination of flavors! Love like a great, fluffy ta cake šŸ™‚

  10. Chaya
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 19:21:41

    It sounds like I am not the only one who loves adding cardamom to recipes. It is one great spice. This cake looks delish,. If you have a moment, please link this to Bake with Bizzy.

  11. Elaine
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 22:53:35

    I have never made hot milk cake either, but it especially sounds good with cardamom.

  12. Life is Full
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 23:15:31

    A hot milk cake sounds nice. I like the thick crust on it too.

  13. Sutapa
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 01:28:23

    Hot cakes are always my favorite but your one have a deadly combo of milk, honey and the flavor of cardamom!

  14. Reem | Simply Reem
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 02:15:00

    The name says it all here…
    Hot milk cake with honey cardamom… yummm

  15. Cakelaw
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 03:09:18

    This cake looks golden, fluffy and delicious – my kind of cake!

  16. Pam
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 04:50:56

    You just can’t go wrong with milk and honey. I love this cake!

  17. JamieAnne
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 07:55:37

    Looks wonderful!!

  18. sally
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 08:23:28

    I’ve never heard of a hot milk cake, but I like your additions of honey and cardamom!

  19. Kitchen Belleicious
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 08:43:00

    I am a fan of any cake with hot milk in it- I love the addition of the honey and cardamon though. My grandmother used to make the best hot milk cake ever and this post brought back alot of memories! Thanks for that and hope you have a great monday- oh and if you need someone to eat the rest of the cake for you- I am ready and willing:)

  20. kitchen flavours
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 09:21:07

    I love Hot Milk Cake! I made Hot Milk Sponge Cake before but without any honey or cardamom. The flavour sounds interesting!

  21. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 10:58:27

    That does look so sunny!

  22. Mary
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:26:47

    I finally get back online and you have a cardamom and honey cake up!!?? Win-win! It looks and sounds wonderful and I need to try it soon.

  23. Spike
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 11:55:10

    love hot milk cake- looks great

  24. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 15:27:05

    I’ve never made a hot milk cake before. How warm and yummy. Love that you added cardamom. It’s one of my favorite spices!

  25. spicegirlfla
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 18:00:32

    The cardamon caught my attention. I bet this tasted really good. I was wondering tho with the 2 cups of sugar, did you feel is was overly sweet or balanced nicely?

  26. Liz
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 18:31:29

    Mmmmmm….it looks moist and wonderful! I’ve never made a hot milk cake either; you’ve piqued my interest.

  27. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 19:18:33

    honey and cardamon together, yummy!!

  28. patty
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:31:12

    Loving your cardamom and honey flavors, the crumb looks so wonderfully moist in your beautiful cake;-)

  29. Miriam Barton
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:00:53

    Looks SO delicious :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  30. peachkins
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:09:00

    Honey and cardamom… I can imagine the taste!

  31. Betty
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:57:39

    I love cardamom- I can almost smell this baking! I bet it was delicious! šŸ™‚

  32. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 23:09:52

    Just the name alone sounds so yummy, but it looks delicious too!

  33. Jay
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 04:01:40

    that looks suuuuuuuuuper good ..fantastic cliks..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  34. Quay Po
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 04:27:15

    I don’t even know what is hot milk cake. I love that cardamon is used here. I am when the cake is in the baking, it will fill the whole house with a nice fragrance. Definitely worth the try.

  35. Peggy
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 04:47:32

    The cake looks perfect to me! I love that it’s infused with cardamom too =)

  36. Andi Winslow
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 06:57:23

    Your cake looks very pretty, I have never had hot milk cake before, I will add to my list of a gazillion things I want to make. Have a great day andi

  37. forgottenbeast
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 10:29:45

    Mmm, I love the flavor of cardamom! And I’d never heard of hot milk cake before, had to check out that recipe. Looks impossible to veganize, but absolutely delicious otherwise šŸ™‚

  38. Ryan
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 17:41:03

    This sounds delicious! I love anything with cardamom and adding honey sounds like a great idea! The cake looks wonderful- perfect weekend baking!

  39. newlywed
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 19:23:47

    Cardamom is a favorite flavor of mine too — this sounds wonderful.

  40. Louise
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 19:50:23

    My grandmother always made us Hot Milk Cake when we were kids. Although delicious, it never looked as inviting as yours and I’m positive she never added Cardamom. Honey, yes.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Yummy! Brings back pleasant memories…

  41. erica
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 20:49:24

    My roommate is currently in the kitchen attempting to make this….. and let me tell you she has a huge mess going on lol

  42. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 05:23:51

    I’ve forgotten all about my cardamom, and seeing this cake reminded me I’ve got to include them in another yummy dessert soon. Love the name Hot Milk Cake!

  43. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 08:22:47

    yes please.
    i bought a big tub of oatmeal too – for the sole purpose of cooking and baking – not to get more oatmeal in though I’m sure it will help too.

  44. Priya Mahadevan
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 09:51:23

    Wow, what a lovely mix of spice and honey – I always easternize some western desserts by using cardamom šŸ™‚ So I would LOVE this one

  45. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 18:01:55

    I’ve been out the past two weeks and have missed catching up on my reading. This looks completely and utterly sinful. I must make this.

  46. Alison
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 22:13:46

    This sounds worth finding cardamom. It looks so good, as always!

  47. Alison
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 22:14:56

    How come I can’t find the recipe?? I am confused and I need this!!!!!!!!

  48. Terra
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 20:05:22

    I asked Chef the other day to order cardamom. It seriously is one of my most favorite spices, so full of amazing flavors. Your cake sounds so warm, cozy and full of delicious flavor! Who cares if it cooked uneven, no one would notice, since your flavor would rock the house! Hugs, Terra

  49. InCucinaDaME
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 17:28:29

    Cardamom my fav spice


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