Nannie’s Hot Milk Cake

NANNIE’S HOT MILK CAKE This recipe comes out of a community cookbook from 1980 out of Asheboro, NC. The description reads ‘This is an old family favorite from my Grandmother Jenkins. It is delicious with any favorite frosting’. It’s amazing, y’all!!
NANNIE'S HOT MILK CAKE sliced with a fork

You know what I haven’t done in a while? Shared a recipe from an old church or community cookbook! So, that’s what I’m going to do today.

Today’s recipe comes from my favorite old church cookbook – one that used to be my MawMaw Light’s cookbook. It comes from the ‘…Of Family and Friends’ Cookbook Asheboro, NC (my hometown) – compiled by the Asheboro Jaycettes in 1980.

Nannie’s Hot Milk Cake was submitted by Carol Ayres and what drew me to it was the description under the recipe. It reads, “This is an old family favorite from my Grandmother Jenkins. It is delicious with any frosting”. I LOVE any recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation. Those are usually the best ones!

cake and a cookbook

And it turned out to be extremely true in the case of this hot milk cake recipe.

Oh, is it ever good!

It is so moist and fluffy. I could tell as soon as it the cake came out of the oven that it was going to be airy & delicious and I wasn’t wrong.

NANNIE'S HOT MILK CAKE in a casserole dish

chocolate being poured over cake

I chose to top it with my favorite fudge frosting the first time around and the second time, I went for a caramel frosting. This is one of those cakes that would be good with any frosting. It’s basically a really really really yummy & airy yellow cake. Boy, is it ever delicious!


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Nannie's Hot Milk Cake

Servings 1 9x13 cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugar & eggs for 5 minutes. Then add flour, baking powder, & salt, Mix well. Heat milk and butter to boiling point,. Add to mixture & mix well. Stir in vanilla last. Pour into a 9x13 cake pan that's been spraying with nonstick spray. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. on the 3rd rack.