This recipe first appeared as a 2nd Prize Winner in the 6th Pillsbury Bake-Off Competition in 1955. I have made it plenty of times because it is so, so easy and extremely delicious.
Butterscotch Chewy Cake
2 cups brown sugar
1 TBSP butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 tsp vanilla
Beat the eggs in the top of a double boiler just until blended. Add the brown sugar and butter. Place over rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly, just until hot. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in flour and baking power all at once. Mix until well blended. Stir in nuts and vanilla.
Turn into greased 13" x 9" pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
This cake is so simple, yet incredibly tasty. It does not need frosting, as it is quite sweet. A little topping of ice cream would be great!