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Ingredients•2/3 cup vegetable oil
•1/8 cup honey
•1/2 cup granulated sugar
•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1 cup self-rising flour
•1/2 cup chopped walnuts
•1 cup confectioners' sugar
•1 tablespoon mayonnaise
•1 tablespoon milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 by 8 by 2-inch pan.
In a mixing bowl, beat the oil, honey, granulated sugar, and egg until well blended. Stir the cinnamon into the flour, then stir this into the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the nuts. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let stand while you make the glaze. In a bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar, mayonnaise, milk, and vanilla. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread it with a metal spatula. Let cool, then cut into bars.
This is another Paula Deen recipe, but very closely resembles a dessert I had at Cherry's Soda Fountain when I was a teenager. She would serve the most delicious deli-style sandwich and every order had a single bite of a some decadent dessert she had whipped up. This dessert was one of my favorites.
The recipe calls for walnuts - I used pecans because I have them and I love them. (o:
One thing I love about this dessert is that is only makes an 8x8. Made it one morning, I cut it into 16 equal squares (just a bit larger than bite-size) and it was gone later that night. Don't get me wrong, I love big beautiful cakes and such, but sometimes you get sick of those before they are gone.
Hope you make this one. It was SO quick & easy and my friends that I shared it with said it was good too. We all agreed it has a very "fall" taste to it. It was suggested to add some chopped apple to it next time. I look forward to making this one again (maybe in September) and sitting on my back deck with a cup of coffee while I nibble on it. YUM!
Please leave me a comment if you whip this one up. Would love to have your thoughts!