Lazy Day Cake with Brown Sugar Pecan Glaze

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If you feel like enjoying a sweet dessert and don’t want to undergo a lengthy baking session, this lazy day cake with brown sugar pecan glaze recipe is a perfect choice. This cake combines quickly to make a fluffy cake topped with a broiled pecan glaze, and then you don’t have to wait long to serve it, as it is best while still warm. Bunny, the author of the Bunny’s Warm Oven recipe blog, came up with this lazy cake recipe when she had a particularly busy day doing chores around her home. Even with the tasks she had to do, she still found time to prepare this comfort dessert with its golden topping and crunchy roasted pecans. Also if you aren’t tight on time, this cake recipe would still be excellent to prepare on a day where you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Once baked, this praline inspired dessert can be served warm dolloped with a scoop of some fresh whipped heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

If you don’t gravitate toward cake recipes because you usually have to buy new ingredients to make them, this cake is an excellent choice because you should have everything on hand already. The classic cake ingredients are things like flour, eggs, butter and sugar which are baking staples most home cooks and bakers have and are essential to preparing this comfort dessert. One ingredient you may have to buy is the roasted pecans, but don’t worry if you don’t have them. You could easily substitute the roasted pecans with another of your favourite nuts, such as walnuts, hazelnuts or almond, for an equally delicious result. The nuts for this comfort dessert become toasted, golden and fragrant which makes this cake recipe highly addictive.

This simple cake shows that cake recipes don’t have to be fancy or complicated to be incredibly delicious. Plenty of heavy cream, granulated sugar and butter give this cake a fine, fluffy crumb and moistness, while the brown sugar pecan glaze provides the cake with a caramel finish. For those who adore caramel sauces, but find making them difficult, this brown sugar sauce is a cheater version where the brown sugar is combined with other ingredients into a glaze before being spread on top of the cake. The glaze gets spread on the cake at the end of the baking process before being broiled in the oven to melt the sugars. Spreading the glaze on top is so much easier than having to make a caramel sauce recipe on the stove since then you would require a candy thermometer, and caramel sauces are easy to burn if left on the stove too long. The result of the topping for this cake is something similar to caramel but without the fuss of actually making caramel.

Although this cake recipe is best served warm, you can have it at room temperature as well, and it will still be just as fluffy and delicious, although the topping may be firmer and less gooey than it was when it came out of the oven. This cake doesn’t necessarily need to be served with anything, but tasty options would be scoops of vanilla ice cream or dollops of fresh whipped cream. If you don’t tend to enjoy overly sweet desserts, some lightly sweetened cream would be an excellent way of cutting through the richness. If you would like the richness of this dessert recipe amplified, serve it with a homemade chocolate fudge sauce. Thank you to Bunny, the author of the Bunny’s Warm Oven recipe blog, for sharing her lazy day cake with brown sugar pecan glaze recipe with us.

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