Nutmeg Feather Cake

Nutmeg Feather Cake
a la Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook as modified (what else ? (G) )

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla ( I use vanilla powder)
3 eggs
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground nutmeg, preferably fresh ground
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk ( I use powdered buttermilk and water)

Cream butter, add sugar, cream till light. Add vanilla, then eggs, beating well. Sift together dry ingredients, then add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture, beating after each addition.

Pour into greased (and lightly floured if desired) 13" x 9" pan. I don't bother with the flour when I'm using a nonstick pan, and greasing is a light spritz with the Pam. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes. Let cool and add Broiled Coconut frosting.

Broiled Coconut Frosting
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut

Mix butter, sugar and milk well. Stir in coconut. Spread over warm cake.

Broil 4"-5" from heat about 2-1/2 - 3 minutes. WATCH CAREFULLY so it doesn't burn, just lightly bubble and singe. It usually takes mine 3 minutes but then I waste another few seconds finding the hot pads and getting the door open and then I've waited too long. I need to be ready and waiting at the 3 min. mark to snatch it out.

This cake is also an excellent one to take along on trips for morning breakfast cake (lots of experience with that, growing up) and serves well (if any is left) the next day.

Elizabeth, zinlizzie


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