Have you noticed that you can’t buy a tiny container of Buttermilk? If they have that somewhere, I sure haven’t seen it, so please let me know!! …not that I’m in the market for Buttermilk THAT much…lol. Although, now I might be inclined to purchase much more of it!
It is awesome! The richness and super flavorful background elements that it provides to all kinds of savory and sweet dishes is divine! AND…I heard that it’s not even that bad for you…score! 🙂
SO…when I found myself with tons of leftover Buttermilk, I knew I had to put every last drop of it to good use. And here we are!
What better use is there, than a moist, rich and decadent cake?! This cake is not only baked, but broiled as well. Yep…sounds strange..tastes INCREDIBLE!
I have a feeling this may be an old-timey sort of recipe, but I didn’t do any research, I just followed my instincts and proceeded accordingly with my fingers crossed… as I do with all my recipes..haha! 🙂
The sweetness of the cake is perfectly balanced with the slight tang and kick of the Buttermilk, all finished off with a crispy, chewy, and slightly charred Coconut crusted top!
~OMG…you’ve just got to try this!
What you’ll need:
One box of yellow cake mix
Buttermilk..enough to replace the water called for in YOUR box recipe >> PLUS 3 tablespoons for the topping
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sweetened Coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar..packed
1 stick of butter…melted..for the topping!
A 9×13 baking pan…sprayed with non-stick spray
In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix according to your box instructions, BUT..replace the water with BUTTERMILK! …Mix well!
Pour the batter into the pan and bake at 350 for approx. 15-10, OR until it’s fully cooked through and golden on the top.
While it’s baking, prepare the topping~
In a medium bowl combine the Sweetened Condensed Milk, Buttermilk, Coconut, melted Butter and Brown Sugar…
Mix until well combined…
Let the cake cool…
Gently spread the topping evenly, all over the cooled cake…
NOW~ into the broiler it goes.
Broil it for about 3-6 minutes or so, but keep a close eye on it. It can go from perfect to ruined in seconds..lol! Take it out when the top is just starting to bubble and turn dark…
Let it cool …again~ you can do it.
Now, serve that baby up!
This will be everyone’s new favorite…I promise! Grab a nice piece for..um, YOU!
And dig in! ~Enjoy! 🙂
This looks wonderful, love me some coconut and sweetened condensed milk. BTW, I have heard that buttermilk can be frozen with good results. Thanks for the constant tweaks to my evil appetite. Love your site!
I LOVE BUTTERMILK AND COCONUT SO THIS HAS TO BE WONDERFUL. I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY BUTTERMILK IN SMALL SIZE. I USUALLY CAN ONLY FIND QUARTS. SOMETIMES WHEN I GET LUCKY I FIND 1/2 GALLON SIZE. I USE BUTTERMILK ALMOST DAILY. I USE IT TO MAKE CORNBREAD, BISCUITS, WAFFLES & PANCAKES. SOMETIMES WHEN I ONLY HAVE A QUART I USE SOME AND THEN TOP OFF THE BOTTLE WITH SWEET MILK AND SHAKE IT UP. THEN NEXT TIME I USE IT I’M STARTING OUT WITH A FULL QUART. BUTTERMILK WILL KEEP FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME PASSED THE EXPIRATION DATE. I JUST ALWAYS SMELL IT BEFORE I USE IT. IF IT SMELLS SOURED DUMP IT. THIS VERY DOES NOT HAPPEN IN MY HOUSE VERY OFTEN. I HAVE YET TO TRY FREEZING IT BUT I THINK I WILL.
i have tried this cake…delicious! but i have a ?. in the topping ingredients you do not have buttermilk listed…however in the instructions you have the buttermilk, is it really added? and how much? i made the topping without and was still good…
Just made this today. It’s pretty good but i imagine it depends a lot on the mix you use. A different cake mix might have been better. I also would double the coconut topping next time. By the picture i thought it would be a thicker layer, but while i was spreading it i could tell it was just a very thin layer. After trying a piece once it was done and cooled, i thought it would definitely be better with more topping and broiled a little less. Make sure your broiler setting is on high, if it takes longer than 6 minutes or so and it’s still not quite golden brown i would just take it out anyway. Broil too long and the topping becomes a little too chewy, although if doubled i don’t think that would be an issue. Next time i think i’ll also make this a little more like tres leches, add more liquids to the topping, poke a bunch of holes in the cake with a toothpick and let it sit a while before popping it under the broiler. I just love tres leches and think this would be even better soaked in a buttermilk/coconut milk/condensed milk mixture with double the coconut topping. Still a good cake as is but there is a bit of room for improvement, and make sure to choose a really good cake mix!