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Print This Delicious and Healthy Louisiana Cajun Cake Recipe

Claudine's Louisiana Cajun Cake Recipe

Claudines Louisiana Cajun Cake in glass dish, with a brown flowered mug
* Exported from Master Cook *

This Cajun cake recipe was developed from an idea given to me by a friend. I made a few changes to the original recipe and came up with this one. Neither my friend nor I come from Louisiana nor are we "Cajun", so I don't know why this is called Louisiana Cajun Cake (we are both Texans). Cajun cake is so very good and food that comes from Louisiana is quite tasty. Enjoy!

Recipe from Claudine Bratcher.

2 cups Flour, sifted
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla
1 can (20 ounces) Crushed pineapple, with juice

Cake Icing

1 cup Sugar
1 can (5 1/2 ounces) Evaporated milk
1/2 cup Butter or margarine
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Coconut
1/2 cup Chopped pecans

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 20 -
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease and flour pan.

Cajun Cake Directions:

In a large bowl, combine ingredients for cake, mix by hand until frothy and well mixed.
Pour into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top.
While cake is baking, prepare icing.

For Cajun Cake Icing:

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk and butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
Continue to stir and boil for exactly 4 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut and pecans.
Spread warm icing over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Store Claudine's Louisiana Cajun Cake in covered pan.

RECIPE NOTE: This cake is very moist and stays that way until it is all gone.
12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 152 g
Calories 413
Calories from Fat 136
Total Fat 15.1g 23%
Saturated Fat 8.0g 40%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 388mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 66.9g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 48.4g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin A 7% • Vitamin C 39% • Calcium 5% • Iron 13%



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When Baking with Butter:

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.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

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:

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