Sunday, November 30, 2008

Busy Day Cake

This cake reminds me of a Bisquick recipe. I cant remember the name of it but it's the one with the broiled coconut topping. This tastes super close to that recipe. If you are short on time but still need a little something,then this cake will fit the bill. It has a very simple sponge texture with a light flavor to it..not overpowering or heavy,it would go great with a cup of coffee or tea. I just wish my broiler would have done a better job with the topping!!
Busy Day Cake
1 1/3 cups Flour
2/3 cups Sugar
2 tspns. Baking Powder
2/3 cup Milk
1/4 cup Butter,Softened
1 Egg
1 tspn. Vanilla
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 TBLSPNS. Butter,softened
1 TBLSPN. Milk
1/2 cup Flaked Coconut
1/4 cup Chopped Nuts;optional
Beat the brown sugar and butter until combined. Add in milk and coconut and nuts of desired and spread onto warm cake.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees or 180 celcius.
Grease an 8X 1 1/2 round cake pan(I used an 8X8inch square pan) and set aside. In a mixing bowl combine flour,sugar,and baking powder. Add milk,egg and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined and then beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into pan abke for 25-30mins or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Spread topping onto warm cake and place in a broiled oven 4 inches from the heat for 3-4 mins or until golden. Makes 8 servings.