Buttermilk cake with warm, thick, coconut and oatmeal glaze

Buttermilk creates a moist texture when blended with cinnamon and vanilla, giving you an old-fashioned dessert. Finish with a warm glaze of brown sugar, cinnamon, coconut and oats. Young chefs in your home will find this a piece of cake to prepare.

Shannon M. Smurthwaite is a Southern California native, cookbook author, food columnist and freelance writer. Her blog: www.myitalianmama.com. She and her husband, Donald, reside in Idaho. Email: shannonisitalian@gmail.com