Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweetened condensed milk cake

Sweetened condensed milk cake

Wow, almost a week without a new recipe around here... You guys must be bored to tears with my crepe photo. :)

A stomach flu kept me away from cooking, posting and reading my favorite blogs. But now I’m feeling well again – thanks to tons of medicine and rest – and eager to go to the kitchen.

This is something I baked before I got sick; you know I can’t resist recipes with sweetened condensed milk – right, Lynn? – and the thought of a cake made with it instead of sugar was too good for me to pass.

It’s a very light and sort of spongy cake. No decadent fillings or icings – just a simple cake, to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea. Or a glass of orange juice on a hot day.

Sweetened condensed milk cake

Sweetened condensed milk cake
from a Brazilian cookbook

1 can (395g) sweetened condensed milk
4 eggs
120g all purpose flour
½ tablespoon baking powder
50g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
icing sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF; generously butter a 22cm* (9in) ring cake pan.
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until risen and a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean (my cake took 35 minutes to bake).
Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely before unmolding.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.

* I used a 20cm (8 in) pan.

Serves 10-12

71 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

Glad you're feeling better!

I love the simple sorts of cakes. This looks like a goody.

Manggy said...

Hey, welcome back! I hope you've fully recovered by now :)
Oh, you know I absolutely LOVE sweetened condensed milk. (Must be that microscopic bit of South American blood running through my veins ;) You know, it may not need icing, but a nice drizzle of condensed milk would not be unwelcome, yeah!!!!

Sarah said...

So glad you are feeling better!

Wow--this cake looks so white and pretty! I, too, love sweetened condensed milk. I think I could probably just drink it straight out of the can...

Katie said...

Glad to see you are feeling better. I just got a ring pan so this looks great!

Marianna said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better!! :-) This cake sounds delicious, I am trying to imagine if it has a sweet condensed milky scent...

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Glad you're feeling better, and that you're baking again! My husband is a sweetened condensed milk fan, and he will love this cake.

Deborah said...

I am glad you are better! This cake looks amazing - I'm bookmarking this one for sure!

Snooky doodle said...

this looks really nice. It s easy , simple and delicious :-) Nice recipe and photos

Emily Rose said...

sounds wonderful and such simple ingredients!

Vanille said...

Happy that you are back and feel better.
Good flavoured cake !

Nicole said...

Wow, such a simple delicious cake!! I just picked up a couple cans of sweetened condensed milk so I'll have to make this for my husband when he gets back in town!

Peter G said...

Good to see you're feeling better! I love how easy this cake is Patricia and how soft and fluffy it looks.

Pam said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. I love anything with sweetened condensed milk in it! I will definitely be trying this!

Mansi said...

I bet that works better than any medicine!:) looks lovely Pat!:)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Glad you are feeling better. I just love the idea of condensed milk in a cake.

pea & pear said...

wow, that looks so moist and delicious I may be off to make it right now. Yippee!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Condensed milk is the best! Cake looks yummy!

noble pig said...

I just bought four cans of it because it was on sale. With the impending holidays I will use it and I will try this recipe.

linda said...

Sorry to hear about the stomach flu but good to hear you feel better.
Love the idea of using scm like this! The cake looks very delicate.

ChichaJo said...

Sweetened condensed milk is extremely popular over here too! And I have to admit, I love cake recipes that say "put everything in a big bowl and mix" :)

Peabody said...

Oh no fun! The stomach flu...boo. But yay for that cake. It sounds yummy.

sunita said...

Glad to know you're feeling better now...and I absolutely love the simplicity of the cake :-)

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LyB said...

That kind of cake is just beautiful. Simple, yet it's quite elegant too. I'm intrigued at the difference the sweetened condensed milk makes in the cake, compared to one made with sugar. I'll have to try it to see, right? I'm glad you're feeling better and well rested. :)

Arfi Binsted said...

it looks moist!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Patricia don't worry for us..:-P we wait here patiently for your amazing recipes and stunning photos!
And it was worth the wait ! look at those slices of cake! WOW simply WOW!!!
Good job!
Have a fantastic day!
Silvia

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, dearie! I am, thank you!

Mark, I am! 100% better, thank you, my friend!
You'd be delighted here, tons of our recipes include this wonderful ingredient... ;)

Sarah, thank you! And I have done that. I don't keep the stuff around the house, otherwise I'll attack the can in a moment of weakness. I'll only buy it when making a recipe that calls for it. :D

Katie, thank you! You have lots of new gadgets, I know. Great ones! :)

Marianna, thank you! It's subtle, but you can definitely feel it's there.

Lydia, thank you, darling! He will, I'm sure!

Deb, thank you! I hope you give it a go!

Snooky Doodle, thank you!

Emily Rose, and simple to put together too!

Vanille, thank you, sweetie!

Nic, my dear, very simple! I think the hubby will like this - at least, I hope! :)

Pete, thank you! Very easy, indeed!

Pam, thank you! We use it for just about anything here in Brazil. :)

Mansi, thank you, sweetie!
xx

Sherry Trifle, tks for stopping by!

Pea and Pear, let me know what you think of it!

JS, it is the best - we love it here in Brazil!

Cathy, I'd love to hear your opinion about it!

Linda, I am better, tks, darling!

Joey, it's put together in 2 minutes. :)

Pea, I'm better now, darling! Tks!

Sunita, very simple, indeed!

Satria, tks for stopping by!

LyB, I hope you do try it, my friend!
Thank you for your thoughts!

Arfi, it is!

Silvia, my darling, thank you for your kind words, you are so sweet!
xoxo

Marysol said...

Patricia, I'm tickled to know you're recovering nicely.

Btw, I'm also a SCM and pound cake devotee. So, that cake has my name written all over it. Oh, to be able to reach in through the monitor and nab that plate.

simply258 said...

Would it be a good batter for cupcakes do you think?

eatme_delicious said...

I am totally with you with the condensed milk!! I keep on buying cans of it yet not doing anything with it though. This cake looks so good and easy! I will definitely make it soon.

Bakerella said...

I think I would looooove this cake!
It looks so good.

Inne said...

That looks like an utterly delicious and totally comforting cake, Patricia!

simply258 said...

strangely when i made this as cupcakes they came out rubbery !

celeste said...

simply258: i got the same rubbery texture as u! i made it as a bundt cake! it might be becos i didnt beat the eggs long enuff? but it smelt soo great, my boyfriend ate it up!

Sarah Jane said...

Now, this is something dangerous! I mostly bake for others but I'm so afraid if I made this I'd eat it all by my lonesome. Whoa baby!

heidileon said...

This cake looks so simple and sabroso, I'm gonna try it right away!
I'm a huge fan of condensed milk and dulce de leche!!

hugs from Shanghai!

Christina said...

i found this cake to be kind of eggy and, despite using cake flour and being careful not to overmix, a bit chewy/tough. it might work in strawberry shortcake, but i can't see myself making this again.

Carmen said...

Hi. Just wanted to say I tried this cake, and it turned out fantastic. My kids and husband devoured it. Love your blog. I always come here for inspiration.

Kitchen man from UK said...

Nice, wil be great with custard for a pudding

Bella said...

I tried this cake. The taste was fabulous. However, the texture was quite heavy and dense. It didn't rise and didn't look as nice as your. Is it supposed to be like this? When you mix all ingredients together, do you use an electric mixer to beat?

That said, I love this cake!

juliankimmings said...

My Gran used to make a cake like this and when she died the recipe went with her - it looks the same and all I know it was made with condensed milk - i'm gonna give it a go at the weekend - thanks for sharing!
Julian

New-to-Baking said...

I tried this recipe, and it turned out ok, but more on a dense side. Mixed all ingredients at once with electric mixer for about 5 minutes. Baked for 35 minutes. It appeared risen when just out of the oven but 2 minutes later the top flattened.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hello, New to Baking,
I really don't know what could have happened here - was it baked through? Did you test it with a skewer prior to removing it from the oven?

Kenney said...

Just finished the cake with three eggs instead of four.

It sunk in the middle :( but looks awfully exciting! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Kenney, I'm sorry to hear it sunk. :(

Anonymous said...

Patrícia, have you "addapted" the flour to your recipe when translating to English? What I mean is, when I moved (from Brazil) to the US I tried to make cakes I used to make in Brazil and none worked. I finally realized it was the flour! I have tried a few Brazilian cake recipes with cake flour and it worked--so far at least...

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi Anonymous, I used all purpose flour, so I kept it on the recipe. I know the flours are different, but unfortunately I can't really say for sure it would work with cake flour since there isn't any here.
Tks for your input.

Anonymous said...

hi i was searching on net for a cake recipe with condensed milk and i got yours i tried it but the outcome was a total disaster. idont know what went wrong. i used 1 can condensed milk,4 eggs,1 cup flour(120g),1/2 table spoon baking powder,50g butter,i dont like dusting the sugar so i add 1/2 cup sugar.first i beat the butter ,egg and condensed milk till fluffy,,is it there i went wrong because after baking for more than 1 hr the cake is still not cooked the outer crust burned but the inner part still not cooked.could u say where i went wrong thanking you

Patricia Scarpin said...

You should not have added any sugar!

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys, just a question that Im sure you will think is silly, but here goes, I dont have a ring tin, can I use a different tin and if so what do you . cheers Sharyn

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sharyn, the pan I used holds 8 cups of batter.

Baking Fiend said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I made this and it was very well received. :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Baking Fiend, I'm so glad you liked the recipe! Thank YOU for letting me know how it turned out!

Aggie said...

Thank you! This was so delicious and so simple!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, Aggie - I'm so glad to hear you liked the cake! Thank YOU for letting me know how it turned out!

Anonymous said...

I used your recipe exactly and the cake is rubbery. What causes this?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, Anonymous, I have no idea.

Drew said...

Can i replace the All-Purpose Flour with Top Flour?

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Drew - I do not know Top Flour, sorry!

Ninapim said...

Hello I am in Mexico in a small town called Cuautla. Hello to all and Hi to Patricia. I was looking for a recipe simple and nice and I found your blog. I made it with Mexican all flour! So I have 4 of them in the oven. I am praying for a nice out come LOL Thanks for posting. LOVE TO YOU ALL

Ninapim said...

Hola is taking a more than 20 mins to bake it, I put it in the oven at 9.35 am and its 10.25 and is almust cook. I am happy Estoy Feliz lol

Anonymous said...

Omg! This looks delicious, and it looks really easy to cook! I'm totally baking this on Saturday.

Laura said...

Love this kind of cake and love the idea of this cake!

Gillian Boron said...

Love the recipe, its in the oven now, although I am making mini loaves instead... looks like it is rising well (made with self raising flour) so fingers crossed and thanks for sharing

Gill

Patricia Scarpin said...

Gill, I hope the mini loaves turn out fine!

kenia rodrigues said...

I am brazilian and I was excited about this brazilian recipe, I live here in US I just baked my cake and turned out pretty good, I just forgot to take it out when I should, so, now is a little darker, but taste very good, and is simple and easy, and I didn't have milk in mi fridge tonight so I found this recipe that I didn't need to add milk, so thank you for this recipe I love it.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, Kenia, I'm glad to hear you liked the recipe! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know.

AutumnLibra said...

Thank you for this. So easy, quick, & delicious. I didn't frost or anything; it doesn't need it. I added a few drops of almond extract. Perfect. It was heavy like a pound cake, & that was fine for our needs, something to go with a cup of coffee. I'm in Portugal, from U.S.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hey, there,
I am glad you like the recipe! And I love the idea of adding almond extract to the cake.
Thank YOU for letting me know how it turned out!

dana said...

my cake is in the oven ...and looks yummy

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dana, I hope you like the recipe!

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