Name and recipe for this cake?

chynna2, Feb 4, 10:04am
I used to make a cake which was kind of like a madeira cake, but had a sugar/coconut topping which you spread on the cake after it was cooked and then put it under the grill to "set" it.I've lost the recipe and I'd like to make it again if anyone knows what this cake is an can share the recipe.


bridget107, Feb 4, 10:36am
x1
Louise cake!

kassie48, Feb 4, 8:03pm
Macaroon Cake!(Edmonds)
125gr butter
125gr sugar
3 egg yolks
1tsp vanilla essence
175gr flour
1tsp b/powder
1/2c milk
Cream butter & sugar, add egg yolk & essence & beat well.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternatively with milk.
Pour into a tin & spread with Macaroon mixture:
3 egg whites
125gr sugar
1&1/2c coconut
Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in sugar & coconut
Bake approx 1hr @ 180

chynna2, Feb 4, 8:37pm
Thanks bridget107 - but it's not Louise Cake - although the way I described it you would have thought that.

Thanks too kassie48.This is very similar, but the topping was spread on the cake after it was cooked, and then it went under the grill.The recipe was included on an old local Church newsletter, so I don't know where it originated from.

bernice1, Feb 4, 8:44pm
is it this one!
Spicy Yoghurt Cake

225gms plain flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 eggs
250gms brown sugar
150gms melted butter
1 cup plain yoghurt

Topping

50mls cream
70gms melted butter
100gms brown sugar
50gm coconut
50gms chopped walnuts

Grease and line a 23cm round tin.

Sift flour, salt mixed spice, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and make a well in centre.

Whick eggs in separate bowl, then add sugar.Beat in melted butter and yoghurt then stir into sry ingredients.Whisk 1-2 mins until smooth.

Bake centre of oven 160C for 45 mins.Turn out onto rack to cool.

Topping: Mix everything together, spread over top of cooled cake then grill until golden brown.Cool then serve with thickened yoghurt.

bernice1, Feb 4, 8:44pm
is it this one!
Spicy Yoghurt Cake

225gms plain flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp mixed spice
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 eggs
250gms brown sugar
150gms melted butter
1 cup plain yoghurt

Topping

50mls cream
70gms melted butter
100gms brown sugar
50gm coconut
50gms chopped walnuts

Grease and line a 23cm round tin.

Sift flour, salt, mixed spice, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and make a well in centre.

Whisk eggs in separate bowl, then add sugar.Beat in melted butter and yoghurt then stir into dry ingredients.Whisk 1-2 mins until smooth.

Bake centre of oven 160C for 45 mins.Turn out onto rack to cool.

Topping: Mix everything together, spread over top of cooled cake then grill until golden brown.Cool then serve with thickened yoghurt.

chynna2, Feb 4, 8:48pm
Thanks bernice1.No it's not that but your recipe looks yummy too!I've just googled coconut topping and grilled and I finally found it!It's called a Lazy Daisy Cake.Here's the recipe (I'm off to make it now - yum yum!).

LAZY DAISY CAKE

Ingredients
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
60 g butter (approx 4 tablespoons)

Topping:
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
150 g butter, melted
1/2 cup milk (use cream if you happen to have some)
2 cups coconut (thread coconut is great)

Method

Preheat oven to 180 C.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture

Beat until just combined

In a saucepan, bring milk and butter to a boil, stirring constantly

Add to batter and beat until combined.

Pour into a greased 18 x 28 cm baking pan

Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.

Combine topping ingredients

Spread over warm cake

Place under grill until lightly browned (watch it in case it burns!)

jessie981, Feb 5, 1:11am
Yum. Different.

kinna54, Feb 5, 1:17am
Is it something I knew as Billington slice.had a sticky brown sugary/molasses type mix over a shortcake crust, and then the sticky topping, followed by toasted coconut. like a slice rather than a cake. My recipe is really old, came from the diocese of Waiapu cookbook.
If it is the one I will have to dig deep to find it, but will have a go.

lindylambchops1, Feb 5, 2:03am
Lumber Jack Cake sounds similar too.http://www.nzwomansweek-
ly.co.nz/food/recipes/lumberja-
ck-cake/story/4102480/
Nice photo on that link!

chynna2, Feb 5, 10:42am
I can't find Billington slice, but it turned out similar to Lumber Jack Cake.

The cake base is like a sponge cake.So much so that you could easily use it for a trifle sponge as it makes a huge cake.

I made the cake today for a bbq dinner.It was so popular that my friend took the recipe away with her!

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