Sunday, June 21, 2009

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

I saw this particular cake making its round among the food bloggers. This cake reminds me of a cake I used to bake many years ago which used condensed milk too. We always have condensed milk in the fridge as my mother used it to make our hot drink like Milo (hot chocolate) and coffee. I stop making it as I don’t buy condensed here as we don’t use it in our hot drink. Here is the recipe I used for many years and it always turn out great. This cake was perfect in every way. The crust was perfectly brown and sweet. The crumb was fine. The cake had a great fragrant of the condensed milk. I added some swirl to this plain cake to make it look a bit more interesting.

Ingredients:

2 sticks/1 cup/226 grm of butter
100 gram of sugar
½ cup condensed milk
5 eggs
250 grams flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt

1. Prepared a baking pan (loaf or an 8” round). Grease well and line it with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degree F.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg, one at a time until well incorporated.
3. Add in the condensed milk, vanilla and mixed well.
4. Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add the flour into the batter. Mix well.
5. Pour the batter in to the baking pan, give the baking pan a few knocks on the working counter (take out the air bubbles) and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.


Note: For the chocolate swirl, take 4 tablespoon of the batter and mix it with 2 tbsp of dark coco powder. Put some white. batter to the baking pan, add in the chocolate batter and top it up with the balance of the white batter. Take a knife and make a few swirls to the batter.

25 comments:

Arundathi said...

oh no can you send some over. i'm absolutely craving pound cake and the chocolate swirl is a great great idea!

meeso said...

Wonderful recipe! I am a huge fan of desserts using condensed milk, it can turn a fussy dessert into the easiest to make... My mom always made hot chocolate with condensed milk. She would pour it over strawberries and eat it them just like that! I am bookmarking to try :)

maybelle's mom said...

I adore condensed milk and love adding it to my baked goods. What a wonderful recipe.

Ruth said...

What an excellent recipe, I adore condensed milk! I love the blog, I want to follow, I need to follow lol How do I follow?

pigpigscorner said...

The taste must be wonderful with condensed milk! Love the swirls!

Bethie said...

Looks great, my mother would make something similar(minus the chocolate) and serve with fresh sliced peaches and whipped cream.

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... My mom had those condensed-milk-in-fridge days too! I keep a jar for tea these days and will try your cake recipe this week. It looks really good. :)

Emile Zola@life said...

I just tried out this recipe two weeks ago, a very simple recipe and all ingrediants are easy to find in our kitchen. I like the swirls you made, it makes this cake look nicer than normal one.

Angie's Recipes said...

wow! You have best dessert recipes here! Bookmark this recipe, will definitely make it!
thanks, for sharing the recipe and stopping by my page. :-)
You have asked me about the substitute of malt extract, I think sugar beet molasses could be used instead, but it's then not the malt loaf.

Angie's Recipes said...

Is "condensed milk" in this recipe sweetened or un-sweetened?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love the swirl!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

this cake look so creamy and soft..I never have condensed milk cake b4..how come? will try to make it one day! thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!

ICook4Fun said...

Arundathi, thank you.

Meeso, my mom too :)

Mabelle's mom, hope you try this out.

Ruth, ha ha.. thank you.

Pigpig corner, this cake taste great.

Bethie, this cake is good as it is but I am sure it taste even better with some fresh fruits :)

Rita, thank you. Do let me know how your cake turn out.

Emile, yea the swirls give a simple cake look great :)

Angie, hope you try this cake out. I don't we can find beet molasses or malt extract here :( This cake used sweet condensed milk.

LCOM, thank you.

Lesley, I hardly make this cake now as I don't use condensed milk in my hot drink.

Sherrie said...

That sounds delicious, I've never tried one with condensed milk either. Thanks !

Debbie said...

That is a great idea. I makes lots of pound cakes and will try this next time. Thanks!

Risa said...

The texture of this cake looks just perfect!

ICook4Fun said...

Sherrie, do try this out if you have a chance. They are delicious.

Debbie, you are welcome.

Risa, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gert
Would you be able to let me know in grams for 1/2 cup of condensed milk?
Thanks
Leen (Australia)

ICook4Fun said...

Leen, 1/2 cup of condensed milk is about 153 grams.

Leen said...

Thank you! I will give this a try.

By the way, your scones recipe is a KEEPER! I have been searching and trialling so many scones recipe and yours is indeed the Best! Thank you lots.

Elza B. said...

Your cake looks amazing. Can you tell me how much flour and sugar in cups? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'd Like to try this recipe. Did you use all purpose or cake flour? Thanks in advance.

ICook4Fun said...

Leen, you are most welcome.

Elza, please refer to the conversion chart here : http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Cup-to-Gram-Conversions/Detail.aspx

Anon, most of the recipes here used all purpose flour unless indicated in the recipe.

mamaleez said...

Hello!
I am very new here n happen to browse yr blog..n very interesting n yummylicious!im sure my children like it.I wish to try this recipe!!
I used to measure the butter in gram! n im bit confused when measurement in cup..different cup hv diff weight!
could u pls help me?
Thx

ICook4Fun said...

Mamaleez, a stick of butter here is 1/2 cup which is 113 grm. So this recipe used 2 stick so it is 226 grm.