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Catholic Recipe: Picnic Cake


  • Favorite Cake mix
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Yield: 1 cake

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: N/A

Cost: n/a

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A plain square cake with a crumb topping is a nice picnic dessert.


Prepare any favorite cake mix; bake in square pan; let cool in pan. Combine 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, few grains salt, 1 cup flaked coconut, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Spread evenly over surface of cake. Broil slowly until golden brown. Serve cake from pan.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965