"Sponge cake with a brown sugar and coconut topping." — Romalda
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I added 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla ex along w/ a half cup finely shredded coconut to the batter. I also did not use egg yolk and instead egg whites which worked otu great! I find yolk is usually unnecessary anyhow. The glaze needs work because as is it's super runny like water and has no substance or stickability. Needs to harden once cooled and it doesn't at all. The glaze also needed somethign extra flavor wise so I added a couple tablespoons of rum, 1 table spoon vanilla ex, and 2 teaspoons coconut ex. The cakes texture came out very well. It also only needed to be cooked a half hour so I'm glad I was payign attention and didn't follow the recipes time for a whole hour! Casue the cake would had been ruined. At a half hour the top had a perfect golden brown color and was firm and moist. Will make again, but will modify as I already have to make it a better recipe.
I made this cake and at 29 minutes in the oven it was burnt. I think that the hour for cooking time is a typo. I remade it and cooked it for 20 minutes and it was perfect.
Oh my gosh! This cake is totally AWESOME!!! I made this just for fun but it turned out sooo yummy...great topping! My boyfriend loved it! You should definately try this recipe. If you are reading this, then good for you because its always smart to read reviews before baking anything. I'm glad i did. Remember: DO NOT bake this cake for more than 20-25 mins.
Wow...what a great recipe. As suggested, I added a teaspoon of vanilla, and only baked the cake for 30 min at max. I used two 8" round pans lined with parchment paper, lightly greased and floured. After broiling, I let them cool and flipped the cakes out of the pans and made a two layer cake - very nice display!
Tastes just like grandma used to make. I will use this recipe again. In fact, I think I'll use the batter recipe the next time I make pineapple upside-down cake. A real winner!
This is my Grandma's recipe but doubled (so, you can easily halve this recipe and it makes one layer) - I LOVE this cake. So simple, it is my default "coffee with the neighbour" cake and I change it up as need be - today it contains fresh blueberries and no coconut in the topping. I have also made it with soy milk and it comes out fine.
Really nice cake. Cook only 28-30 minutes. I found when broiling the topping not to move the oven rack closer to the broiler. It browned better and didn't burn when I left the rack in the center of the oven where I cooked the cake. I just set the oven to broil. Would be good with your own frosting or fruit too. A keeper, thanks.
YES! Make sure that you do not try to bake this for an hour. Just like someone else said, "about 20 minutes". This cake has a fantastic taste. I didn't even use coconut. I think the next time that I make it I will punch holes in the top of the cake and then pour the icing on it. The icing makes the cake to die for.
This sponge cake recipe was just what I was after for shortcake shells, so I didn't use the topping. I reduced the serving size to six, which was just perfect for my 6-shortcake pan. I was satisfied with them, but would have liked them with a little more butter in the batter as well as some vanilla.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lazy Dazy Cake I
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 53
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