She and her husband invited us to dinner at their beautiful home by the water at that time..and for dessert she served us a cake that I have always called , well... Gâteau Ghyslaine~.
It's a very very moist cake..
A can of drained fruit cocktail is in it..after all these years it is still one of my husband's favorites~
You are supposed to make it in a 9x13 pan..But I had just bought this lovely oval springform mold and wanted to give it a try~
It's delicious..not for the sweet or calorie conscious.Luckily my husband is neither of.
He is a pleasure to bake for.
I lost touch with them when we moved.. shortly thereafter..but I only have fond fond memories of them.
It's amazing..I have said this before..how sharing food..recipes..etc..the gesture lingers forever.
I think this is what we do with our blogging.. we are preserving the art of sharing recipes in a busy busy world~
So here you are..
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsps of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 19 ozs can of fruit cocktail ,well drained..
Mx the above and spread in your pan,,I prefer an 11x9..or this new springform:)
You have pre-heated your oven to 350 by now..
On top the cake batter sprinkle with:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup coconut
Bake for ap 35 mins or until done.
Obviously I had to bake mine longer because the cake was narrower and added height.
Near the end of baking time..
Boil for 2 minutes..
1 cup of sugar
1/4 Cup butter
1 small can of carnation milk
vanilla(I am hooked on vanilla bean paste now)
Pour all over cake while cake is still warm out of the oven
A very vintage recipe that Jacques gives a 10 to..It reminds him of his mom's baking I think..
I find it fallish and sinful~
He posed for me..:)
I don't have any cute little chubby hands in the house at all times to hold my baking..nor my daughters beautiful hands..
He's a good sport~
Enjoy..and Bon Weekend~