My mom was from the south, born in Texarcana, Akansas. She used to make a honey spice cake for picnics that made it's own frosting. You mixed the ingredients together, stuck it in the oven and it came out with a crispy top on it that we called icing. I loved it. Have been looking for such a recipe since I can remember and have never found anything close to it. Not even sure if it's southern, she was also German. If any of you are familiar with this please let me know.