Wednesday, September 19, 2012
So I was looking over this blog after I saw this monster cookie pie thing that caught my eye on Pinterest and saw this Cake. I loved how she said it was something her Grandmother would make. It was just the thing my Grandmother would make too. Somehow this person I have never met, I imagined our grandmothers trading recipes. The 50's were like that. That is how My grandmother got her recipes on nicely written cards.
I ended up making this cake and it was amazing. Beyond amazing. I have to admit, I didn't follow the directions very well though. But that shouldn't surprise you. I don't follow directions very well. I am honest about it. Anyways, I put the whole cake into a 9x13 pan and the recipe calls for something else. Something at the time I just couldn't imagine myself doing. It was no worry because it was still out of this world. This is definitely a recipe you take to potluck or such. It has to be shared. Or at least I had to share it or I would eat the whole dang thing.
Pineapple Coconut Cake
recipe adapted by House 344
1 box of lemon cake mix
1 can of crushed pineapple
3.5 oz package of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 c. milk
16 oz cool whip
2 1/2 c. shredded coconut
House 344 directions;
Make the cake mix according to the box and pour it into a big 11x17 cookie sheet or two 13x9 dishes. (ok I didn't do that, I used one 9x13 and baked the cake according the box) Bake according to box directions. (The box didn't say how long to bake the big sheet, so I did it on 350 for 20 minutes, and it was perfect.) Remove from oven and poke holes all over the cake with a fork. When it's still warm spoon the pineapple and juice on top of the cake. Let it cool completely. Mix instant pudding with 1/2 c. milk until nice and smooth. Fold in your cool whip. Spread it over the top of the pineapple, and then sprinkle coconut all over the top. Refrigerate for several hours or over night. Feeds about 20-25 people. Perfect for a picnic. Hope you enjoy it!
Make the cake according to the box. Even I can do this and not mess it up :)
and then sprinkle coconut all over the top. Because coconut makes every cake better, right?
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