1 pkg. Duncan Heinz Yellow cake mix, baked sheet style
8 oz. Cream cheese
1/4 cup Milk
6 oz. Cool Whip
1 large pkg. Vanilla instant pudding
8 oz. can Pineapple chunks, drained
Oven Temp ~ use package directions
Baking Time ~ use package directions
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 cake pan
Bake Prize Winning Cake as directed on box.
Mix cream cheese with milk, spread onto cooled cake.
Make pudding according to box instructions.
Spread pudding on top of cream cheese.
Spread the Cool Whip on top of the pudding, then top with the following: drained pineapple, shredded coconut and walnuts. Finish decorating the cake with tiny Christmas hard candies or crushed old fashion hard candies.
Yummy and very pretty for the holidays.
Optional: add red & green grapes or red apple chunks.
For another flavor like Chocolate,
use Chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, sliced bananas,
marshmallows, or canned pie cherries over the cream cheese.
Strawberry Cake mix, fresh or frozen Strawberries, (Cool Whip now
comes in Strawberry flavor.)
Be sure to refrigerate Margaret's Prize Winning Cake before serving.
Margaret was a sweet lady; for Christmas one year, she made this prize cake for our family. She was a student at the pottery shop where I taught for awhile. She was about 75-78 at the time (25 years ago).
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!
Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get cool butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.
You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.
Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.
The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!