Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Carol who is an expert at desserts serves this often. It is wonderful with coffee ice cream and dark chocolate sauce. This cake is great for strawberries and whipped cream.

2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
about a 1/4 cup butter

Measure 1/2 cup milk, add butter to bring up to 3/4 cup. Heat until scalded. (Steaming but not boiling)
Beat 2 eggs, add 1 cup sugar gradually, then add 1 cup flour combined with teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Combine with milk and butter mixture. Batter will be thin. Pour into an 8 inch square or round pan.
Bake 375º for 25 minutes.

This is good served warm, with coffee ice cream and warm semi-sweet chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Chocolate sauce: melt good quality semi-sweet chocolate with a little added water or cream then pour over the ice cream and cake.

-Carol Novak