Kitchen Magic and a Fairy on My Shoulder
Jul. 4, 2010 8:24 am
Updated: Jul. 5, 2010 8:59 am
DH and I planned to have our itty bitty 4th of July celebration today around 7 PM and sip a cool brew as we prepare to watch our neighbors fireworks display. That was the plan. Famous last words...
Yesterday we had surprise guests. Kind of a surprise I should say. My brother, whom I have not seen in 3 years, and his wife are "snowbirds". They hitch their great big 5th wheel to a big pick up truck she tags along behind in car and they travel across
this beautiful land and enjoy what we have been blessed with, yet few of us seldom get the opportunity to see. They are on their way from their farm in Ohio to Florida where they'll be for the next few months and left a day earlier than originally planned.
Yep, they were supposed to be here TODAY, not yesterday! That's okay. The only thing I didn't have ready was dessert!
My brother and my husband love, love, love pineapple and pineapple cake is right down their alley. With me in a time crunch, I had to make magic and make it quick. I am so patting myself on the back!!
I had a DH (ummm, that's Duncan Hines) Yellow Cake Mix and a can of pineapple pie filling that I have had for a month or so because I hadn't figured out what I was going to do with it. The light comes on. I baked the cake in 3 layers and after it cooled,
topped each layer with frosting (6 cups confectioner's sugar, 2 pkgs. (8 ounces) cream cheese and one stick of butter, one teaspoon vanilla) and this makes a boat load of frosting (very rich frosting). I then topped each frosted layer with the pineapple pie
filling and frosted the sides and top with the remaining frosting.
Thought I'd share the end result. It was fast. It was easy. It was delicious.
Yellow Cake with Pineapple Pie Filling