Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pineapple Coconut Cake

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 :)
I sprayed one 9x13
Pour cake into pan
Bake according to the box
when a toothpick comes out clean it is done.
Now, While HOT, prick entire cake with a fork
I loved this stuff as a kid!! You are going to use the whole can, juice and all
Spoon over the warm cake and let he cake cook completely. Resist the urge to cut the cake right now. Yes these are things that I think of while cooking.
Now in a mixing bowl, mix instant pudding with 1/2 c. milk until nice and smooth
Ok that is smooth enough to keep me from swiping a finger or two into the bowl
I bought an extra big tub of whip cream. Come on, I have a house full of boys and puppies, there is always a need for too much whip cream on a cake
add cool whip.
Really you should use a spatula and gently fold it in but again, I am a rule breaker. It has pudding mix in it, it will be fine.
Spread it over the top of the pineapple. This is where my son would want me to stop the recipe. But I think I will go a little farther...

and then sprinkle coconut all over the top. Because coconut makes every cake better, right?

And prettier. And guarantees he wont eat it...


Erica said...

You are too sweet! I bet our grandmas would be exchanging recipes. Thanks for linking back to us. Always means so much! Yay for pineapple coconut cake. Yum!!!

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