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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What's cooking? Wednesday - Pina Colada Cake

Happy Birthday!
Happy Wednesday!  The week is half over!  Today is my daughter's 23rd birthday and even though she's married, she wants me to make her a Pina Colada Cake for her birthday cake.  Who am I to deny such a simple request?  :) So, here it is...

Pina Colada Cake
1 pkg yellow cake mix, prepared as directed on box
1 can sweetened condensed milk *
2 t. coconut extract *
1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 8 oz. container Cool Whip (I used Fat Free)
shredded coconut, optional
* The recipe calls for Cream of Coconut and today I couldn't find it at the grocery store so I substituted sweetened condensed milk and coconut extract.  Either works fine.

Prepared cake as directed and let cool.  Poke holes in cooled cake with fork, chopstick (that's what I used) or end of wooden spoon.  Combine the sweetened condensed milk with extract and pour over cake.  Spoon crushed pineapple over top.  Refrigerate for several hours.  Top with Cool Whip and sprinkle with shredded coconut, if desired.  Sing Happy Birthday and eat!

Poke holes in cake

Pour sweetened condensed milk + coconut extract over cake

Spoon crushed pineapple over top of cake

Top with Cool Whip and shredded coconut (optional)
P.S. Labor Day was special the year this daughter was born...I was in labor that day!


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