Cake! There really is no need for too many words to describe it. Cake, kinda just stands alone as a noun, verb, and an adjective… well, not really, but in my little world..cake, is a complete sentence. That hubbyman of mine is a pineapple, coconut loving freakaziod. I have a recipe for Aloha Cake, but I wanted something a bit lighter. The Aloha Cake is made with pre-made icing, kicked up several degrees of course. I wanted something a bit more refreshing. This was in my Granny’s recipe book, and I thought…”yeah, I can do that!” I really did think that, then “thought” it out loud. It’s just who I am.
This cake has made it into my Recipes of Summer book, my BBQ dessert book, and is sure to be a potluck favorite for years and years to come!!
Really wish that daughter of mine liked pineapple… she loves cake as much as I do… but I can not get her to eat anything with pineapple. I am starting to worry about that kid.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 6 egg whites
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can sweet milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream
- coconut flakes
- cherries ( as many as you want)
- 1 can crushed pineapple, drained very well
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, flour spray is best, but any will work just fine.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, butter, milk. Mix well with a wire whisk.
- Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. ( about 30-45 minutes)
- Add coconut cream to the sweet milk.
- When the cake cools, poke holes all over the cake and pour on the milk and drained pineapple.
- Spread cool whip on top, add coconut flakes and cherries.
Cool in fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. Can be made a day in advance… the colder the cake gets the better it tastes, which is always the case. ENJOY!!
Mmmmm Cake, I can hardly wait!!!
I drain the cherries while the cake is baking and cooling… they can be full of juice and it runs on the icing… but that is up to you…
I chill the icing while the cake is still baking… just to keep it cool.