To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
December 12, 2016
BUSY DAY CAKE WITH BROILED COCONUT TOPPER
This is a little gem of a dessert!
I used to make this for my children
as an after school treat.
It is a very vintage little recipe from
Mother's Home and Garden cookbook
and has always been a family favorite!
BUSY DAY CAKE
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
Place the butter in a mixing bowl
and allow to come to room temperature.
Add all dry ingredients.
Stir to combine.
Add egg and half of the milk,
Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Add the rest of the milk
continue to beat 2 additional minutes.
Bake in a greased 9" x 9" x 2" baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes.
Top with Broiled Coconut Topper.
BROILED COCONUT TOPPER
Cream 1/4 cup butter and1 cup brown sugar.
Add 2 T. half and half, mix well.
Stir in 1 cup flaked coconut.
Spread over warm cake.
Broil to 5 inches from heat
for about 8 minutes, until golden brown.