Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wanna know what the Tropics taste like?

Then eat this!! This is "Tropical Sunshine Cake". I got the recipe from "Carnation" I think. Since my first attempt I have since modified the recipe & have used this as my go-to dessert. It's always a crowd pleaser or a husband pleaser--whichever comes first. Joe absolutely loves this cake! It's got Pineapple, Coconut, Macadamia Nuts & oh yeah yellow cake mix! What I'm trying to say is -- It's a YUMMY cake!

The finished result. Doesn't it look yummy??

Close up of the yummy pineapple & coconut.

Can you tell how yummy this is???
Are you hungry yet??

Then go make it for yourself! This here yummy concoction of sweetness is what I'm taking to my friend Connie's house for dessert. Otherwise I'd cut a nice chunk out of it purely for tutorial purposes to show you what the inside tastes like--I mean looks like!!

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TROPICAL SUNSHINE CAKE

YIELD: 12 SERVINGS

1 pkg. yellow cake mix

1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

1 ½ cup sifted powdered sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups flaked coconut toasted

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice drained (juice reserved), divide

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Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13x9 inch baking pan. Combine cake mix, evaporated milk & eggs in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup pineapple. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with macadamias.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Combine sugar & reserved pineapple juice in small bowl, adding juice 1tblsp at a time; mix until smooth fluid consistency. Spread over cool cake, sprinkle with coconut & remaining pineapple. Cool completely before serving.

Store wrapped in refrigerator. Tastes GREAT cold!!

3 comments:

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

this looks so good!! i just might make this for thursday night after k's dance recital...they have a little refreshment thing afterwards.

love the pics from below...

Heather Marie said...

Thanks for the recipe...looks SO yummy. :)

Rosalynn said...

Hi..how are you? That cake looks very yummy! I love the disney pics!!! HOpe everything is going good.