The one benefit to our current blizzard situation: With all this snow, I've had plenty of time to cook! For a SuperBowl party we attended, I made this Pineapple Cake, and it was a hit! I can't take credit for the recipe - it came from a friend's Mom, and oh my. It's wonderful. I could eat the whole thing myself if left alone with it for too long...
Pineapple Cake White or yellow cake mix - add regular ingredients as indicated on box
Add small can of crushed pineapple (with liquid)
1 cup pecans (I used 1/2 cup because we aren't huge pecan people)
1/2 cup coconut (toasted in oven)
Bake as indicated on box; (mine took a few extra minutes).
Frosting Make cream cheese frosting using 4 oz cream cheese, 1 stick of butter, 1 tsp vanilla
and mix with 1 box (1 pound) powdered sugar. Add a few teaspoons milk
if needed for spreading consistency. Optional: Sprinkle (toasted or not) coconut and toasted pecans on top.
Enjoy! If you make it, I'd love to hear how it turned out for you!