This recipe is for all you coconut lovers out there and I apologize if you are reading this and you hate coconut because coconut is the star of this cake.
I love recipes that feel very old fashioned and this cake is one of those types of recipes. It's from a little recipe book called The Recipes We Grew Up With. It was put out by Taste of Home Magazine which I subscribed to for many years after a friend gave me a subscription for a wedding gift. I still think that was a genius idea!
As a young 24 year old bride who knew very little about cooking it was very helpful : )
Anyway..... Every since Christmas we are finding it very hard to curb our dessert habit. Last week I made an orange bundt cake as a way to gently ease out the habit...come to find out I was indeed FEEDING the habit. We require something sweet after dinner.
It's just the way we are ♥
Rummaging through my pantry my heart sank when I discovered I was out of chocolate chips! But I did find a bag of coconut and that reminded me of this little vintage style cake. At least that's what I call it. I used to make it for brunches and haven't done that in a while.
Mental note: bring back brunch ♥
The cake part is a nice smooth vanilla cake and the topping, which you add after the cake is baked, is coconut, melted butter, and brown sugar....put under the broiler for a few minutes until it turns into caramelly goodness.
My mind says "aren't we supposed to be being good?".... but my heart says "please pass the cake".
And I always follow my heart~
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Beat on low just until combined.
Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter melts. Add to batter and beat thoroughly. (The batter will be thin.) Pour into a greased 9-inch baking pan.
Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until the top is slightly browned. Let cake cool before cutting.