While waiting on 2+ hours of uploading items for a site I’m working on I decided to give a recipe from my VitaMix cook book a whirl. I didn’t actually use the VitaMix for it because, as luck would have it, my pitcher was washing at the time so I just grabbed a couple of mixing bowls and had at it. This isn’t the exact recipe in the book, nor did I find any listed on their web site, but it’s what I did!
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 TBSP Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 TSP Cinnamon
- 2 TBSP Softened Butter
Put them in a small bowl, smush ’em up until it’s a bunch of little balls without any noticeable dry spots.
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour *
- 1 1/3 Cups All-Purpouse Flour
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
Stir together Flours, Baking Powder, Salt, Brown Sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat in Egg, Milk, Butter just until mixed- do not over mix. Batter will be rather thick, add up to 1/4 extra cups milk to complete mixing. Spread in to lightly-greased 9″ pan. Sprinkle on topping.
Bake 37-40 minutes in a preheated 350* oven, or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
It’s not a super-sweet treat, the ‘cake’ itself is closer to a nice slice of wheat bread, if I make it again I would double the topping mixture and put half in the center, half on top, but I liked it anyway. If making it for kids I would double the topping as I said and probably drop the whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup and add another 2/3 cup white flour, and probably a little more sugar.
I was just going to post a photo, but that seemed kind of teasy ; )
*If you don’t have whole wheat flour on hand, double the all-purpose flour instead.