Mohawk Milk Cake Recipe -
Mohawk Milk Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Mohawk Milk Cake

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"A wonderful cake given to me by a Mohawk Indian after a bake off at the Fryeburg Fair here in Maine. It is heavy in weight but light in taste."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch Bundt pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch Bundt pan. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and eggs until light and lemon colored. Stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture and the milk. Mix thoroughly and pour into prepared 9 inch Bundt pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 11, 2011

It's difficult to rate this recipe what with the baking powder overload! Two TABLESPOONS? I'll play devil's advocate and give this recipe four stars and the benefit of the doubt that a typo is at work here! I used two TEASPOONS of baking powder and ended up with an absolutely perfect white cake. In fact, I'd consider this a great go-to recipe for all those of us who are constantly searching for that elusive, good and dependable white cake. Nope - this doesn't have a "corn bread texture." Yes, it is light, tender and pleasantly sweet and vanilla scented. Nope - it isn't dry. Yes, it is still sturdy enough for layers. But do NOT use 2 T. of baking powder! I melted the butter and milk together in the microwave while I mixed the eggs and sugar. I didn't bother to sift the flour and baking powder, and I added 1/2 tsp. salt to heighten the flavor. I baked this as cupcakes, pouring the batter easily (don't worry when you see how thin it is!) into the cupcake liners. Baked them about 20 minutes. I can't imagine the issues one might have with this cake if baked with so much baking powder - dryness? Caving in? Coarse, corn bread texture? Perhaps this is why so few have reviewed this recipe, and the last review was nearly three years ago! But with this one change, this just might be a 5-star recipe. With its unusual name, I'm sure I'll remember this recipe the next time I need a good white cake.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2007

Well, the cake batter tasted good, and the aroma was just as sweet. My son saw it and could wait to try it. So, as soon as it was cool enough we cut into it. Wow, a sweet biscuit disguised as cake. That's why I rated it only a one, for as a cake, oh no way! Next time, I make it I will put it into muffin tins and call them sweet biscuits. Thanks for sharing the most interesting bicuit cake I've ever tasted.


15 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Very light, fluffy, easy to make cake. I expected it to be like a pound cake but it was more like a rich sponge cake.I silced in in half and filled it with sugared strawberries and whipped cream for a great strawberry shortcake!

Aug 29, 2002

We love this cake. It's quick and easy and tastes great. Dust with confectioners sugar for a finished look. It won me a second prize in the Hardwick Community Fair - oldest fair in the country!

Aug 29, 2002

This is the only cake that I have ever made to fall, but the flavor was good. Its a recipe that I would probably hang on to, because its a good recipe, just not awesome.

Aug 29, 2002

very delicious, fluffy and light!

Sep 27, 2006

We just loved this cake! I frosted it with chocolate and between my husband and his buddies it was gone in 2 days! Am making it again today per their request!

Aug 23, 2005

Tasted great - light and fluffy. One of my guests described it as tasting like "sweet muted cornbread". I added a raspberry drizzle to the top to add some color and sweetness a bit, and everyone who had some loved it. I also subsituted Splenda with no problems.


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  • Calories
  • 466 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.1 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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