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September 29, 2022

Let Them Eat Cake!

The weekend’s a good time to splurge a little and enjoy something sweet. Here are three classic cake recipes that are quite yummy:

 

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

You’ll need:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 20-ounce can pineapple slices in juice (reserve the juice)
1 jar stemless maraschino cherries, drained
chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:
Heat oven to 350, and in a 13-by-9-inch pan, melt the butter. Evenly distribute the brown sugar over the melted butter and place pineapple slices over brown sugar, then place a cherry in the center ring of each pineapple slice. If you opt for the chopped walnuts, sprinkle them around the pineapple.

If the reserved pineapple juice doesn’t measure 1 cup, add enough water to get it there and substitute this mixture for the water on the boxed cake directions. Make cake batter and pour over the pineapple/cherries.

Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Once ready, run a knife around the side of the pan to loosen the cake. Place a cake plate upside down onto the pan, then turn over. Allow pan to remain on cake for a few minutes so the brown sugar can drizzle over cake. Remove pan and allow to cool 30 minutes before serving.

 

DREAMSICLE CAKE

You’ll need:
1 box orange cake mix
1 box orange Jell-O
1 box instant vanilla Jell-O pudding
1 cup boiling water
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 small tub of Cool Whip

Directions:

Prepare cake mix according to box directions. When you remove cake from oven, poke several holes in it while it is still hot.

Make the Jell-O with boiling water and pour mixture over the cake while it’s still hot. Let the cake cool completely.

Prepare vanilla pudding with 1 cup of milk, and add the extract, vanilla and Cool Whip. Spread mixture on top of cake and refrigerate.

 

COCONUT CAKE

You’ll need:
1 box white cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
1 can cream of coconut (14 ounces)
1 tub Cool Whip
1 package flaked coconut

Directions:
Bake cake according to box directions. Let cool completely. Make holes in cake with a straw.

Combine cream of coconut and condensed milk and pour over cake, then top with Cool Whip and sprinkle the top with coconut. Serve chilled.

 
 

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