TIKA’S ALOHA CAKE

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This cake is very moist and so beautiful, you’ll be proud to serve it

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:

1 yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1 over-ripe banana

1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice (1 cup)

 So delicious.
So delicious.

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp almond extract

½ cup sweetened coconut

1 tsp cinnamon

½ – ¾ cup of walnuts, chopped

PREPARATION:

In mixer bowl, combine eggs, oil and banana.  Mix well.  Add the cake mix and beat.  Add 8 oz crushed pineapple, coconut, almond and vanilla extracts, and cinnamon.  Mix again. Stir in chopped nuts.

Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan and bake at 350* 25-30 minutes.  Use toothpick test.  Allow cake to cool completely on wire rack.

OR, bake in three 9” pans for  21-22 minutes.  DECORATE TOP WITH TOASTED COCONUT AND CHERRIES, AND SIDES WITH CRUSHED NUTS.

FROSTING:

I never use a recipe for frosting, I just eyeball everything, and then give it a taste to see if it’s too sweet or the consistency isn’t quite right.  Today I tried to measure as I went along, so here goes. I had plenty to frost the top, sides and between all three layers.

INGREDIENTS:

5 ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

6 TBSP butter

6 TBSP cream cheese, softened

Dash of salt

¼ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp almond extract

I whipped the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Then I added everything else and beat three or four minutes on medium speed.

TOPPINGS:

1 1/2 cups toasted coconut

1/8 cup Chopped nuts, I used walnuts

NOTE:  To toast coconut:  As soon as you remove the cakes from the oven, spread 2 cups coconut flakes on a baking sheet.  Bake about 8 minutes until lightly golden brown.  Stir it two or three times during baking.

Tika's Aloha Cake
Tika’s Aloha Cake

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By Tika for CHEW WANNA EAT? 2015

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