Monday, January 13, 2014

Random Cookbook of the Week - Old-Fashioned Desserts

OK, so it took me a week to get over my mourning for the BCS results and come back to the blog. At least the Seahawks are still in the hunt for a championship!

This was my second encounter with Betty Crocker's Old-Fashioned Desserts. You can read my first post about Peanut Butter Cake here. This time around, I tried another cake:

Lazy Daisy Cake

1 1/2 c. cake flour or 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
Broiled Coconut Frosting (below)

Broiled Coconut Frosting
1 c. flaked coconut
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
2 T. half-and-half

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches. Beat all ingredients except frosting on low speed 30 seconds, scraping the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Set oven to broil. Prepare frosting, spread over hot cake. Broil with top of cake about 4 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until frosting is light brown. Serve warm.

Like my last recipe from this cookbook, this was a nice, quick cake, not too sweet. Very buttery and vanilla-y, and my coworkers mowed through it, even ones who usually dislike coconut. Definite win.

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