Monday, April 20, 2009

Love Cake

Jason (Cam's hubby) grew up with Love Cake. It was a Nelson family tradition. Now, he makes it for his family and we've all been the lucky ones to sample his cake for breakfast while visiting. We insisted Cam put his recipe in the Payne family cookbook. So here it is:
Love Cake
Jason Nelson

3 C. flour
½ C. margarine
½ tsp. salt
¾ - 1 C. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 1/3 C. milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Topping: (I like to double the topping! It's our favorite part)
1/2 C. margarine
1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. oats
1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375˚. Cream margarine and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients, then add to the creamed mixture. It should be very thick. Grease a 9x13 pan. Pour the mixture into the pan. For the topping: cut margarine into dry ingredients until crumbly then sprinkle over the cake mixture. (Do not melt margarine, but it can be slightly softened) Sprinkle over the top of the cake mixture.
Bake for 35 minutes. This is also great with a can of peaches, crushed pineapple, or other fruit dumped into the pan before the cake mix. (This time I put in a can of peach pie filling! We like cool whip and butter on top!)

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