Spiced Pecan Busy-Day Cake

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Swan Valley Tammi

From my Better Homes & Gardens "New Cook Book" (10th ed., published in 1989!) Found this today while looking for a good, simple recipe that my almost-5-yr old daughter could help me with. It's great for that reason -- extremely quick and easy -- but it also tastes really good, especially the topping!! Nice and moist and not too sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake: In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg. Add milk, margarine, egg, and vanilla.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed till combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Add nuts and stir to combine.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 8x8" METAL pan (or 8-1/2" or 9" round pan) and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.
  4. For topping: In a bowl, beat sugar and margarine till combined. Stir in milk, coconut, and nuts (if using.).
  5. Spread over WARM cake in pan and broil about 4" from heat for 2-4 minutes, or until crispy and golden.

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