Living The Sweet Life: 10/1/11 - 11/1/11

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hawaiian Angel Cake

I love this cake.  It's healthy, tasty and super fast and easy to make.  It's so good that after I have it I feel like I should be guilty, but really there is no need.  You can serve it with a bit of sweetened whipping cream if you like but when I have this at my Mom's it's always plain.  It's Angel Food Cake and pineapple, that's it.  Enjoy this fresh healthy dessert.


Ingredients:

Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix
One 19 ounce can of Dole Crushed Pineapple (or measure 19 oz. from two smaller cans)
Coconut Extract

Method:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1.  Pour the cake mix into the mixer.  (This recipe will not work with an Angel Food cake mix that comes with two bags in the mix.  Betty Crocker is the one to get.



2.  Pour the 19 oz. can of crushed pineapple with it's juice into the mixer with the cake mix.  Sometimes I can't find the 19 ounce can, so I will buy two of the 14 ounce ones and measure the extra 5 ounces out of the second can.  You can also add the one teaspoon of coconut extract.


3.  Mix the cake mix and the pineapple on a low speed for thirty seconds.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
4.  Now, mix for an additional one minute on medium.


5.  Pour the batter into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.


6.  Bake the cake for 35 minutes until golden and it bounces back when touched lightly in the middle.  Cool in the pan on a rack.


7.  Whip up some whipping cream and sweeten with icing sugar.


Fast, easy and healthy.  Try it, I know you'll love it.