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Broiled Coconut Orange Cake

"The ingredients for this dessert come straight from the pantry," writes Lynda McCormick of Burkburnett, Texas. "It's a great little cake for nights when you want something sweet."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large egg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add mandarin oranges and egg; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in coconut. Pour over warm cake. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until top is browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 275 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • FriedaG
    Jan 31, 2008

    This cake recipe is easy, delightful, and homemade! I love the orange flavor and the coconut topping, but not half as much as my husband does. He says it's his favorite lunchbox dessert.