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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Almond-Orange-Coconut-Pineapple Cake

This  is one of the best cakes I have ever had and I cook it often.  One of my readers asked about the recipe the other day, she had made it before and loved it, but now couldn't find the recipe, so I thought I would post it again in case you didn't see it the first time.  Such a light cake and perfect for summer with all the citrus flavors.  I am sure it will become one of your favorites too.




Mary's Cake - delicious with almond, orange, lemon, coconut and pineapple. Perfect for Spring and Summer.

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
2 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon extract or 1 tsp. lemon peel
1/2 tsp. orange extract or 1 tsp. orange peel
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs and beat well. Add rest of ingredients, beat well and pour into 3 8" greased and floured pans. Back at 350 for 20 min. Test if done with toothpick. Do not overbake.

Frosting
3 eggs well beaten
2 cups sugar
small can crushed pineapple drained
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans optional.

Cook until thick, add 2 tablespoons butter, beat until butter melts. Cool and frost all layers.

I hope you give this one a try, I am sure it will be a big hit.

I am joining Rattlebridge Farms for Foodie Friday


31 comments:

  1. This cake sounds and looks wonderful.

    Cynthia

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  2. Having lots of company at the lake this weekend so going to give this cake a try. Lots of hungry teenagers so bet it will be a hit.

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  3. Sitôt de retour je vais tester cette recette qui me semble délicieuse... Gros bisous

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  4. Marty,
    YuM!!! Pecans & Pineapple...two of "Mr. Ed's" favorites! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  5. This is really a taste of the tropics. Just have a question: There is no flour in this cake? xo

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    1. So sorry, yes there is flour. I had a mis-type. There is 2 c. of flour. I added it to the recipe.

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  6. What a great flavor combo Marty! Looks beautiful too:@)

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  7. How can you go wrong with all those wonderful flavors :) Sounds delicious!

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  8. Yummy!! Is this a gluten in free cake.

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  9. "DELICIOUS" Marty!!!
    Oh Yes, this is a perfect summer hot weather cake. So Refreshing. Thank you so much for the recipe and the PRETTY PICTURE of it!
    Have a wonderful weeks end,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. That looks AMAZING! I think I just gained weight just reading this post. LOL
    I copied and pasted the recipe, can't wait to try it.

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  11. All I can say is yum! Actually I can say more than that...as soon as I saw your post pop up on my sidebar I had to come over and see this. I love all the flavors alone and together that are in this. It looks wonderful under your cloche! You are definitely the Cloche Queen! Thanks for this recipe!

    Nancy

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  12. Marty, this looks wonderful! Thank you for your kind visit too. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  13. Oh YUM!! thanks for sharing my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  14. This looks really good -- thanks for sharing.

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  15. Oh, my, this looks so yummy! I'm thinking I could probably substitute some gluten-free flour mix?

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  16. My mom's birthday is in a couple of weeks,this will be great.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

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  17. This looks really good. I love pineapple and coconut together. Thank you for sharing.
    Pat

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  18. Marty this sounds delightful! I have to copy it for testing out!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Looks delicious and real pretty under the cloche, Marty.

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  20. This sounds like the pERFECT cake for Spring and Summer! I love a citrusy dessert. Thanks for the recipe, Marty. XO, Pinky

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  21. LOVE the cake. I think I'll give my daughter the recipe as she cooks far better than I do!! Also she might give me a slice!! If I made it I'd eat it all and that wouldn't be good for my waistline! Think I've got the perfect solution!? thank you Marty! Joan

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  22. Wow, this really looks refreshing, Marty! I don't usually make cakes from scratch but for this one, I think I'll try it. I love anything lemon or pineapple!!

    Pretty table, too...I think I have that same stemware!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  23. Marty, me gustaría poder realizarlo, a que llaman ustedes manteca, no sé si es una especie blanca que se utiliza para cocinar. Saludos

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  24. Oh, Marty, this sounds so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
    CAS

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  25. Oh my! That looks and sounds delicious! Definitely gonna have to try this :)
    Thanks!

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  26. And how pretty it looks under the cloche! laurie

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  27. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits and I really like foods that made of it. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe to us, I must try it!


    Philippine Travel

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