1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8 X 8 X 2 or 9 X 9 X 2 inches, or round pan, 9 X 1 1/2 inches, with shortening lightly flour.
2. Beat all ingredients except Broiled Coconut Frosting with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
3. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Make Broiled Coconut Frosting.
4. Set oven control to broil. Carefully spread frosting over hot cake. Broil with top of cake about 4 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until frosting is light brown. Watch carefully so frosting does not burn. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
Broiled Coconut Frosting
1 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened**
2 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
Mix all ingredients.
*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.
**Spreads with at least 65% vegetable oil can be used.
NUTRITION FACTS: 1 Serving Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 145) Fat 16g (Saturated 11g) Cholesterol 60mg Sodium 340mg Carbohydrate 49g (Dietary Fiber 1g) Protein 4g % DAILY VALUE: Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 8% Iron 6% DIET EXCHANGES: Not Recommended
From "Betty Crocker's Complete Cookbook, Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today, 9th Edition." Text Copyright 2000 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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