Treat Yourself with Brownstone Front Cake
Are you a fan of dessert? If so, you’re in for a treat! Let me introduce you to a classic from the culinary world: Brownstone Front Cake. This delicious, eye-catching dessert is sure to be a hit!
This beloved recipe has been around since the 1940s, with the original version being made in New York City. The recipe has roots in various cultural influences, such as Italian and Jewish. It was named after the popular brownstone buildings located in front of which it was sold.
The classic recipe combines buttery cake with creamy custard filling, giving it a distinct, buttery flavor and a delicious, creamy texture. It is then topped off with a generous amount of toasted coconut, making it a truly unique and mouthwatering dessert.
Easy to Prepare
Preparing Brownstone Front Cake is relatively simple. First, preheat your oven to 350F (180C). then, cream together 1 cup butter, 2 cups sugar and 5 eggs. Gradually add 4 1/2 cups flour, then fold in 5 tablespoons sour cream. Divide the batter between two 9-inch round cake pans, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Make the delightful custard filling by combining 1 cup sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups of hot milk. In a separate bowl, beat 4 egg yolks, then mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Spread the custard evenly over both cake layers, then top with 2 cups toasted coconut flakes.
A Crispy Topping
To complete this delicious cake, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar together in a saucepan over low heat until blended. Then, stir in 6 cups rolled oats and spread them evenly over the top of the cake and coconut. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until dark golden brown.
Enjoy Your Brownstone Front Cake!
As you can see, Brownstone Front Cake is a delectable, classic dessert. Its unique combination of sweet, buttery flavors makes it perfect for any special occasion. Serve it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, and enjoy!