While remembering the family friend who gave me the other cherished cake recipe I posted today (Florence's Fruit Cake)I saw this one in my favorites folder too. It is so good, and I haven't baked it in ages, but I will soon. I loved this woman, she was a quiet, but sweet mother and wife, and she lived in the same neighborhood I did when we summered on Martha's Vineyard. I thought of her as an Aunt but we were not related;I was so fond of her. Dot was a great cook too!
Mix cake ingredients in order listed. Pour batter into well-greased pan/FLOURED ON BOTTOM ONLY.
BAKE for 35 - 40 minutes. Cool and frost with frosting listed above.
MAKE A TOPPING WITH: 2 Tbsp. butter and 2 Tbsp.brown sugar, with 1/4 cup flour to form a ball. Add 1/4 cup chopped pecans, and spread on a small pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.Cool and break into small pieces and sprinkle over frosted cake.