Broil-Top Cake

 This yummy cake is our go-to dessert for a quick and easy cake.  It tastes like a coffee cake and tastes even better the next day.  We always had this cake growing up, it was our mom’s recipe and it is fun to make it now that we have families of our own.


Yellow Cake
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk

Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.  Add eggs beating for 1 minute after each.  Mix the dry ingredients in separate bowl.  Add dry mixture and milk alternating.  Grease and lightly flour 9 1/2×13″ glass baking pan.  Bake 375 for 30-35 min.

For Topping
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

In medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter and 2 tbsp milk.  Cook and stir until butter melts.  Add 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, stir until dissolves.  Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.

Pour all over the cake (works great with boxed cake in a pinch).

Place under broiler and watch it, you don’t want to walnuts to burn.  It will start to bubble and turn golden brown.

Remove from broiler and let sit for a little before you serve.  It tastes great warm or cold, tastes especially great the next morning with a cup of coffee 🙂




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