MILO. Just the thought of it brings me back to my childhood. Milo was something I grew up drinking. A cup everyday and even when I was older, I would still love drinking it. And yes, eating it by spoonfuls too! Don’t be shocked! I’m sure lots of you do it! heh I remember when we had to do the yearly cross country run (more walk than run to be honest haha), the one thing that we all look forward to was the milo van at the finishing line!
These days, what I would sometimes crave for when I’m back home in the heat is some ice milo or even milo dinosaur, which is pretty much ice milo with a whole heap of milo powder on top. Can you say YUM?!! Can’t get enough!
So when I came across this recipe of a milo cake on Pencil Kitchen, I couldn’t wait to start baking to taste it! I have to admit though, I probably overbaked mine cause it didn’t come out as gooey and light like hers, but after warming it up before eating it, it was still pretty delicious! Definitely tasted like having a warm cup of milo! So definitely gonna make this again, but cutting down my baking time!
Milo Brownie Pound Cake ( Recipe closely adapted from Pencil Kitchen )
175g butter, room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
200 ml milk
200g milo powder, extra 50g for dusting
a pinch coffee granules
40g cocoa powder
200g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 pinch salt
1 tbs salted butter, melted
1) Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius. Prepare a 9×9 inch springform baking tin by lining the bottom with grease proof paper and lightly coating the interior with olive oil.
2) Dissolve 100g of milo powder and coffee granules in milk. Heat it a little to allow it to dissolve quicker. Set it aside and allow it to cool completely.
3) In a large bowl, sift the flour, 100g of milo powder, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4) In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and beat till just combined. Stir in the vanilla bean paste.
5) Add the flour mixture and milo milk alternately, starting with the flour mixture.
6) Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tin and spread it out to make sure it’s evenly spread. Bake the cake for 30-40 mins (nothing more as it will overcook!) and allow it to cool in the tin for 10 mins.
7) Carefully release the spring and invert the cake onto a cooling rack. Brush the top with the melted salted butter and dust with 50g of milo powder.
Slice and enjoy it as it is, or zap it in the microwave to have it warm with a scoop of your favourite ice cream! (:
So dear readers, what is your favourite childhood drink? Would love to know!
Till then, remember to always cook and bake with love! xx
42 thoughts on “Milo Brownie Pound Cake”
Loveeeeeee the look of this. I’m def bookmarking this recipe x
hehe yay! so glad you do! Let me know what u think about it! Cos I think it’s one of my fav cakes! hehe x
oooooh another one to try! the oven at my new place is hopeless though, hope I can manage to bake this lol
haha im sure u can! (: Can’t wait to see photos!
my worst fear came true. the cake has been baking for an hour and the inside is still liquid-sticky =.= if it manages to actually cook I’ll be sure to post photos haha
Ok..after another 20 mins the skewer came out clean lol.
Haven’t cut it yet, but here’s the picture of it cooling haha https://www.dropbox.com/s/xju2w92z0ksrjg4/IMG_4975.JPG
haha good job!!! (: Looks super good!!! hehe Hope you enjoy it! I prefer mind warm! hehe
this is full of lovely childhood memories! cant wait to bake it!
Yay! (: Thanks babe! hehe Let me know what u think!! x
Yummy!!! My childhood favorite!!! Must try this!
hehe do give it a try! It’s a really beautiful dense yet light cake if you know what I mean!!
Yes! I know what you mean. I will include this on my list. Thanks for following my blog, btw. 🙂
you’re most welcome! (: Lovely posts you’ve got! x
Thanks a lot. 😊
it looks to perfectly dense and moist…exactly what I was craving yesterday! Childhood fav is probably horlicks, though I do love ovaltine and milo!! it’s too hard to choose one =P haha
Thanks dearie!! (: hehe I love Horlicks and Ovaltine too! hehe Shall see if I can make some cakes with them! hehe x
I think horlicks and milo have the same malt + milk powder base, so direct substitute may work? not sure how the taste would turn out though! hahah. be interested to see results of your experiment!
haha yes! I think I just might try making the different ones! hehe Might accept the challenge!
omg why did I read this? i wish I had a tin of milo in the house, cos I’d probably go eat a few spoonfuls right now!
haha you do that too!!! hehe Think you need to go get yourself a tin! hehe
I tries baking this yesterday and it turned out great! The sweetness is perfect and it’s soft and moist. Awesome recipe!
Thanks Tiff! (: Really great to hear you enjoyed it!
Hey! i love the idea of the plain milo cake ,My brother is like that. He drinks milo instead of water .Lol! and beleive it or not my mum buys 5 large packs of milo every month! (groceries). i had a lot to spare so i looked this up. Well done chica!
Thanks Sarah! (: I hope he will enjoy this as much as I did! x
I baked this last nite & my boy & hubby love them! Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad to hear! hehe no worries! Pleasure is all mine! x
Hi Lianne, if I have do not have a springform cake tin, will this recipe work fine? thank you!
Yes it will! Just have to line your tin properly so it can come out of the tin clean! (:
Sorry can check when u add the coffee n cocoa powder? I keep reading the steps but could not find these 2 items being mentioned? Thx!
Sorry for the late reply and thank you for letting me know that I’ve missed the ingredients out in the steps! Have edited and added them in! x
i will try this at home, but can i ask, if i don’t use the 9×9 pan is it a problem ? i maybe will use the bread pan which is long and high,,, i think it will be fine right ??
Yes! It would still work fine! (: Sorry for the late reply!
Hi Lianne!! I would love to bake this but I don’t have a 9x9inch spring foam pan. Will it work with a 5 inch round pan? If so, will the baking time the same? Also, will it work with a square tin (without spring) Thank you!
I think a 5 inch tin might end up having a super high cake! You probably want to bake it for a longer time too! Probably about 1 1/2 hours but you gotta watch the top to make sure it doesn’t burn! So probably at the 45 mins mark, cover the cake tin with foil (: It should work with a square tin, just line it with extra flaps for easy release of the cake after it’s cooled!
Hi Lianne, can I bake this cake with a smaller round tin? Approx 5-6inches wide? Or with a square tin (without springform) thank you so much! I absolutely love milo 🙂
You can bake it in a smaller tin but you might want to either cut the recipe into half or else it’s gonna be a very thick cake! A square tin might be better, just remember to line it properly so that the cake comes out clean (:
Hi! Do you think it’s okay if I scale down this recipe? Like maybe make 1/3 of the recipe?
Hi Sarah, it should work, but u will need to chang to a smaller baking tin as well. It needs to be of a certain thickness to be yummy!
Great recipe! I will make this tomorrow!!
I would like to ask, can I put it in the fridge and serve cold?
Yes u can! I prefer it warm though! With a cold scoop of ice cream!
Hi can i omit the coffee powder and can i use muffin cups? How do i adjust the ingredients?
You can just leave it out, don’t have t adjust anything else! (: