"This is one of my husband's all-time favorite desserts," writes Lorraine Dyda from Rancho Palos Verdes in California. "The recipe was passed on to me by his mother, who was usually pretty hesitant to share recipes, but knew how much he loved this one. The cake is moist and tender with a streusel-like topping and is also good made with blueberries."
I came up with this rich, nutty spread as a way to jazz up toast. But my big family also looks for it on my holiday brunch buffet. It's a festive topper for muffins, biscuits, rolls and even slices of pound cake.