My daughter loves to bake and to try new cakes. This is a Nutmeg Feather Cake--truly light and simple and flavorful. I know this because she just came in and offered me a bite. Quality control, you know.
1/4 C butter
1/4 C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 t vanilla
2 C sifted cake flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 t fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 t salt
1 C buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 pan.
Cream together butter, shortening and sugar, beat til light. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape down the sides and pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 1/2 hour.
Topping--Cream together 1/4 C butter and 1/2 C brown sugar. Add 2 T milk and mix well. Stir in 1 C coconut. Spread this mixture over the warm cake and slide it into the oven. Broil for about 5 minutes until golden.
Happy New Year! Eat well in the New Year!