My Grandma Lucy is one of my favorite people. She is as close to perfection as one person can get she only has one major flaw....SHE HATES CHOCOLATE!
Can you believe the monstrosity? Who in their right mind can possibly hate that silky goodness?
I simply don't understand it but for Grandma Lucy's birthday I am forced to understand it! It would be totally unacceptable to show up to her birthday party with a delicious chocolate or peanut butter chocolate cake!
For that reason I racked my memory of delicious cake recipes and found this one, a favorite, that I don't make as often as I should. It is called Hawaiian Delight Cake which is a perfect dessert for a hot July birthday! I know it would also be great for an August birthday or BBQ, too. It is very easy, incredibly light and refreshing! My husband, who doesn't love sweets, enjoyed the leftovers of this dessert for two nights following the party, that never happens!
Trust me, the picture doesn't look as tasty as the cake really is, try it and I promise you
will love it!
Hawaiian Delight Cake
1 yellow cake mix
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups milk
1 6 oz. package instant vanilla pudding
1 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained, save juice
1 8 oz. cool whip
1 cup coconut
macadamia or slivered almonds, optional
Bake the cake according to package directions but on a cookie sheet. It might need less baking time since the cake will be thinner. Let the cake cool. Cream the cream cheese and milk together, then add the pudding and reserved pineapple juice. Spread the pudding mixture over the cake. Mix the drained crushed pineapple and the cool whip and spread over the pudding layer on the cake. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts if desired. Keep the cake refrigerated.