Friday, January 11, 2013

Anytime Vanilla Bean Simple Cake with Boiling Coconut Topping

Perfect Dessert to Dry up the tears of the RedSkin losing last week; Anytime Vanilla Bean Simple Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping (adaption of a Better Home and Gardens Recipe)

Welll… what can I say, Cake fixes everything!  After last week Redskins loss, my boyfriend's team, we needed some good old fashion bandaid dessert.   This easy cake  was the perfect cure. It is delicious!  Believe it or not, it was finished before the caramel brownies (recipe to follow soon).   The cake it light and flavorful and then coconut and pecan topping was amazing. Did I say how easy this cake was to make!  Yes, you can make it. I promise!! I hope you give this 
Anytime Vanilla Bean Simple Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping
 a try.  I will actually make this cake again this week, Faye… maybe I will drive one over to you!

And Redskins, we will be cheering you on next season!  Maybe this time the cake will be called a Victory cake.
Happy Cooking Everyone!

1 ½  cups all-purpose Flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cups whole milk
¼ cup sweet cream butter (soften)
1 egg
½ a vanilla bean (scrapped)
2 teaspoons vanilla

¼ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet cream soften butter
2 tablespoon whole Milk
½ cup flaked coconut , packed
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray an 8 inch round cake pan with non-stick spray
3. Combine, flour, sugar, baking powder together in a large bowl . Set aside.

4. In a medium size bowl, combine  milk ,  egg, vanilla bean and vanilla.

5. Pour the vanilla mixture into the flour mixture. Mix until combined.

6. Add softened butter and mix till its blended, do not over beat.

7. Poor cake mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.(do the toothpick test. Insert toothpick into cake and when it  come out clean.its done)

8. While cake is baking, make the topping.
9. Beat the butter with the brown sugar .
10. Add the milk and mix till smooth
11. Add the coconut and nuts.
12. Set aside till cake done.

Finishing Cake
13. Once cake it done, remove from oven and set the oven to Broil.  Move your Rack  so its about 4 inchs from Top.
14. Spread the Topping over the whole top of the cake. And put back into the oven

15. Broil for 3-4 minutes. Till top is bubbling.

16. Cool on wire rack.
17. Enjoy!


  1. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Seriously, I love that I already have the ingredients, even I can make this!
    And I will....sooner than later.....
    :) Rachel

    1. Yep, it is YUMMY Rachel. I just made another one this weekend in the intent of dropping it off at Faye's house on Sunday. Well, it didnt make it out of the house. Maybe the next one :-)

      Happy Cooking!