Friday, 25 May 2012

Fascination cake

Everyone has one of those old recipes that never fails to please. Mine is straight from an old league of mother's cookbook and it reminds me of my grandma's house with sweet treats and cups of tea. I tried it for the first time about a year ago when i was charmed by the name - Fascination cake. With a name like that you have high expectations and this slice certainly lived up to them. So i thought i would whip this up for my craft group last night.

It really is more of a layered slice recipe than a cake and goes a long way.

First it has a nice shortbread type base. Into the oven it goes.

Mixing together the topping. Cherries, walnuts, coconut and other yummy goodness.

The base all cooked - it has a beautiful buttery texture to it. Come on i know deep down you all really love butter too. 

Sorry i missed a photo of pouring on the filling and cooking again. 
Then yummy lemon icing to top it off.

Delicious buttery, chewy, crunchy goodness. Trust me one piece won't be enough and all your guests will be reaching for more.

Fascination cake

First make the base
Mix together

1C flour
1/4 lb brown sugar
1/4 lb butter
1/4 t baking soda

The instructions don't say what to do with the butter. 
I have both melted it and creamed it at different times and both is fine.
Press into tin and cook for 8 mins at 350 degrees F

In a bowl mix together

1 C brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2C chopped nuts ( i love walnuts)
2 beaten eggs
1 C coconut
1/2 glace cherries

Pour on top of the cooked base and smooth. Put it back into the oven for 20mins.
Once cool ice with lemon icing.

This recipe also keeps really well and freezes well too.
You will be very popular for turning up with this to share wherever you go.

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