Monday, June 7, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

Here's a little thing I like to call "Orange-Pineapple-Pecan-Summer-Dream-Cloud-Cake." The recipe is originally by Dee Dee Davidson from the EVFree Church in Canejo Valley 2003 cookbook. This is my all time favorite cake, I do believe. It's very moist with a great crunch and fluffy frosting - not a very conventional cake, so even if you don't generally like cake, you should give this one a chance. It wins 1st prize at bake sales every time!
Serves 8. Pre-heat oven to 325.  Bake time: ~30 min. 

Cake Ingredients:
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 C. chopped walnuts of pecans
1/2 C. oil
1 11-oz. can mandarin oranges
Frosting Ingredients:
1 20-oz. can pineapple slices with juice
1 3-oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding 
1 12-oz. tub Cool Whip, thawed
Cake Instructions:
Spray 2 9" pans with Pam. Prepare cake using oil, eggs & juice drained from oranges. Mix together until smooth.  Fold in chopped nuts and oranges, pour into pans.  Bake in pre-heated 325 oven for 30 min., or until toothpick comes out dry.  Cool in pans 10 min. Remove from pans, cool completely. Frost. Keep refrigerated. 
Frosting Instructions:
In bowl, stir together pineapple juice, (reserve pineapple for garnish), package of pudding and fold in Cool Whip. 

Viola! [Hopefully this will soon be on! I'm excited - my first ever submission!]

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