06 January 2011

The Birthday Cake

Today is Tim's birthday and all week he's been kinda crabby about it. I have no idea why, but he didn't want any gifts, didn't want to do anything, and told me he would get made at me if I did do anything. I decided to suffer his wrath.

So, when I woke up this morning, I baked his favorite cake. The first time he had this was with my family in the summer of 2009. I'm pretty sure that he ate 1/2 of the cake. We also used this cake recipe for our wedding cupcakes. It's called "Snowflake Cake" and I thought I'd share the recipe with you all...just in case you feel like trying it.

Snowflake Cake

Here are the ingredients, except I forgot to pull the milk out of the fridge for pictures.

Step 1:
Drain and save the pineapple juice from the big can of crushed pineapple.
Step 2:
Make the yellow cake mix, using the drained pineapple juice in place of water in the cake. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees in a jelly roll pan. Let cool. Since it's 7 degrees outside today, I put the cake outside to cool.

Step 3: When the cake is cool, blend the following:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding
2 cups of cold milk
Fold in drained pineapple
It should look something like this.

Step 4: Spread the mixture over the cake.

Step 5: Spread cool whip over the top of the pudding mixture and sprinkle with coconut.

Step 6: Cover and refrigerate.

**I used sugar free pudding, fat free cream cheese, skim milk, and lite cool whip.

We plan on enjoying this yummy goodness today after we pick the kids up from school, and probably before going to bed tonight. My dad did request that we save some for him, so I'll have to make sure and remember to do that.

Feel free to try this recipe and let me know what you think!


Stacey said...

Looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try sometime in the near future!

Sarah said...

It sounds yummy--thanks for sharing! And happy b-day to the hubs! Tell him to not be so crabby. =) Even if he doesn't want to celebrate his birth, you do.