Autumn Spice Cake With Sticky Coconut-Pecan Icing Recipe

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Autumn Spice Cake With Sticky Coconut-Pecan Icing
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  1. TO MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees; coat two 8 round cake pans with nonstick spray, line with rounds of parchment, then coat with spray again.
  2. Combine oats, boiling water, buttermilk, and spices in a bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Cream butter with both sugars in a second bowl until well blended, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla; beat to incorporate. (I used food processor).
  4. Blend flour, baking soda, and salt into butter mixture just until combined, then add oat mixture. Divide batter between prepared pans.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cakes comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert the cakes on to the rack, lift off the pans, and peel away the parchment. Cool layers completely before frosting.
  7. TO MAKE THE FROSTING: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Toast coconut on a baking sheet until quite dark, 10-12 minutes.
  9. Toast pecans on a separate baking sheet until brown and fragrant, about 15 minutes.
  10. Coarsely chop pecans; set aside with coconut.
  11. Simmer brown sugar, cream, butter, yolks, and salt in saucepan over medium-low heat. Stirring constantly. Cook until mixture thickens, about 8 minutes.
  12. Take off heat, add rum and vanilla. Cool until warm to the touch, then fold in coconut and pecans.
  13. Divide icing between the layers, spreading it to the edge. Just frost in between and then the top. Don't worry about sides.
  14. TO MAKE THE SWEETENED SOUR CREAM: Beat all ingredients to soft peaks in a bowl with a hand mixer. (can be made and chilled up to 1 hour before serving.).
  15. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1168.86 Kcal (4894 kJ)
Calories from fat 637.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70.83g 109%
Cholesterol 252.97mg 84%
Sodium 531.16mg 22%
Potassium 453.61mg 10%
Total Carbs 127.46g 42%
Sugars 87.67g 351%
Dietary Fiber 5.59g 22%
Protein 14.2g 28%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 175.1mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 318.2 Kcal (1332 kJ)
Calories from fat 173.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.28g 109%
Cholesterol 68.87mg 84%
Sodium 144.6mg 22%
Potassium 123.49mg 10%
Total Carbs 34.7g 42%
Sugars 23.87g 351%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 22%
Protein 3.87g 28%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 0.9mg 18%
Calcium 47.7mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.5
  • 33

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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