The boy is home for spring break. I'm doing everything humanly possible to spoil the heck out of him while he's home. At 5:30 this morning (I KNOW!) I decided to bake a cake. (It's now 7:40am and I'm ready for a nap, but since I have to work today, that isn't going to happen!)
I love those community cookbooks that people contribute recipes to and then sell for charity. I got this recipe from a community cookbook. Some people may call this Hawaiian Wedding Cake, some call it Aloha Cake. I call it Heaven. ;)
You start off by baking a yellow cake according to the package directions in a 9x13 baking pan.
Once the cake is cooled, beat an 8 oz package of cream cheese until it's creamy.
Add to that a small box of vanilla instant pudding (and please, spill some on the counter so that I'll feel better about myself), along with a cup of milk.
Stir in a 20 oz can of drained, crushed pineapple. Then, think to yourself, hey! This is fruit, so go ahead and lick the spatula at 6:30am because fruit is good for breakfast, right? Spread this on top of the baked and cooled cake.
Then, open a very large container of Cool Whip (I know...that stuff is fake whipped cream and if you can't get over that, then I guess you could make your own whipped cream...whatever floats your boat. I happen to love Cool Whip in small doses.) Anyway, spread the Cool Whip over the pineapple layer.
It's been awhile since I've baked a cake and I absolutely love cake. In fact, I love cake so much that I've been known to buy a box of Zebra Cakes and eat the entire box for dinner. Maybe.
Go ahead and make this cake. Your family will love you. Your hips? Not so much.