How to make milk cake for your outshine bars
There’s a good chance you already have a bunch of milk bars in your fridge, and that’s good, because this simple recipe for milk cake makes them even more irresistibly delicious.
Read on to find out how to make your own milk cake.
1.1 pounds (450 grams) whole milk 3 cups (1 liter) water, plus 1 tablespoon (10 mL) sugar 1 teaspoon (8 mL) vanilla extract (or vanilla extract, vanilla extract plus more sugar) 1 cup (225 mL) milk 1 egg white 2 teaspoons (6 mL) salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon (6%) ground cloves, for dusting the tops and bottoms 2 tablespoons (30 mL) butter 1 cup vanilla cake mix 1/4 cup (150 mL) (I used almond milk) chopped pecans or almonds for dust and topping 1/8 teaspoon (4 mL) cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3.2 ounces (880 grams) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (125 mL) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup unsalted (nonstick) butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons unsalted caster sugar 1 cup powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top of cake mix 3/4 cups (200 mL) powdered sugar (I also used orange and blue food coloring, but the yellow was too strong) 1/5 teaspoon salt 1/6 teaspoon ground cloves 1/7 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons cold unsalted milk powder 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt (I use an electric mixer) 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/10 teaspoon ground allspice 1/15 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/16 teaspoon ground fennel seeds 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/9 teaspoon ground baking powder 1/12 teaspoon salt For the icing: 1/20 cup (180 mL) white sugar 2 tablespoons powdered sugar For the cake: 2 1/ 2 cups (850 mL) all purpose flour, plus more for dust 1 1/ 3 cups milk, plus 3 tablespoons (120 mL) toasted coconut oil, plus extra for dust 3 eggs, at least 2 yolks at room temp.
3 cups powdered sugar 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
Grease and flour your pans, then line them with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, sugar, vanilla, salt, and ground cloves until the mixture looks like this: 3.
In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oil until combined.
Add the wet ingredients, beating until combined and just combined.
Add vanilla, and the egg mixture, mixing until the dough comes together.
Fold in the remaining wet ingredients until well combined.
Pour the dough into the prepared pans, leaving about an inch (2 centimeters) of space around the edges, and smooth the surface of the dough with your fingers.
Using your hands, press down on the dough, making sure it’s not sticking.
This should take about 5 to 10 minutes.
Bake the cakes for about 45 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before icing.
Top each cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
To garnish each cake, spoon a handful of the icing over the top.