Coconut and Pineapple Cakes

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A few months ago I bought The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey’s Home Kitchen. There were so many good recipes, it took me weeks just to settle on something. That someting turned out to be the coconut cake, which is one of Todd’s favorite desserts.  Like a lot of […]


Published on March 29, 2010
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Coconut Cake

Here’s a photo of the cake I made for today’s Teacher Appreciation. I assembled it last night, kept it in a cake holder overnight and served it today. I think the cake went over well. As usual, I read all the Epicurious reviewer comments before making the cake. Some people used coconut milk instead of […]


Published on February 26, 2009
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Small Coconut Layer Cake

by on July 14, 2008 · 23 comments

coconut cake

Tonight I made a really great coconut cake. The full version of the recipe is located on Recipezaar, but as usual I made modifications. First off, who has self rising flour? Well, I do. But I figured not many other people would so I went ahead and made my own by adding baking powder and […]


Published on July 14, 2008
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Coconut Cake

This is a fast cake you can throw together in a jiffy, provided you have some Coco Lopez on hand, and who doesn’t keep Coco Lopez in the pantry? Um, me. I had to go buy it, and found not only do they sell it in the booze section of the grocery store, they sell smaller […]

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Published on April 30, 2008
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Pineapple Cake

by on February 19, 2008 · 22 comments

pineapple cake

This recipe, which is my dad’s all-time favorite cake, was passed on to me by my step-grandmother, Bessie. I’ve made it several times since, but never quite the same way. Bessie’s original version used cake mix, so sometimes I use that too – the “butter flavor” cake mixes work the best. Sometimes I make the […]


Published on February 19, 2008
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Larry’s Mojito Cake

by on August 21, 2007 · 15 comments

Here’s a recipe you won’t find on the back of a bag. It was invented by my friend Janice’s husband, Larry who likes to put a creative twist on old recipes. This recipe, which evolved from a very old recipe involving crushed pineapple and angel cake mix, is one of Larry’s best. For the baking […]


Published on August 21, 2007
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Four Day Cake Report

by on May 26, 2007 · 5 comments

Four day Coconut Cake

I have made some modifications to the previous cake recipe, so if you copied it, you might want to re-copy it. The sheet cake idea didn’t work so well. The cake tasted good, but the coconut mixture didn’t seep down into the cake very much, but rather sat on top and firmed up. The correct […]


Published on May 26, 2007
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Four Day Coconut Cake

by on May 25, 2007 · 3 comments

Four day Coconut Cake

School’s out and Fuzz is playing with the kids next door. They’ve formed a little gang that goes back and forth from house to house. Right now, they’re at the other house. It’s not so fun here because the upstairs is still under construction, much like this cake. I am on “Day Three”. Here’s the […]


Published on May 25, 2007