A single-layer, square yellow cake with a broiled brown sugar, coconut and pecan topping that tastes like candy. . . kind of like a praline. It has an old-fashioned, Southern-inspired feel to it that I find charming.
The cake is unlike any I’ve made before because after beating the eggs, sugar and dry ingredients together it’s time to beat in the boiling hot milk and butter(?). The method is weird but the result is not.
Moist, sturdy and tender, it’s one of the best yellow cakes I ever tasted.
Once the cake is baked the topping ingredients are melted together in a sauce pan with butter and slathered over the top of the cake. A few minutes under the broiler and you have a golden brown, gooey topping that tastes like some of the best candy ever.
Best yellow cake + best candy topping.
I’m sensing a theme here. …