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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Giving up my wicked ways... baking on the straight and narrow!

Last Thursday, I wrote of my intent to bake a German Chocolate cake for a neighbor. You remember, I accidentally grabbed the wrong box. When I got home I discovered I'd grabbed Devil's Food cake... big mistake since the neighbor doesn't like that particular cake. (I think I may have muttered a couple of impolite words under my breath.)

I'm leaving behind my wicked ways. I'll be baking on the straight and narrow. This cake is so simple, it's possible a 'caveman' could do it. If i could find a caveman, I'd experiment and let you know. It's a rare day when someone cooks or bakes for me. Maybe an Angel's Food cake will change my luck?

From Betty Crocker - Angel Food/Pineapple in Tube Pan

1 box Betty Crocker™ white angel food cake mix 

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

1 - Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray.
2 -  In large bowl, beat dry angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into pan.

3 -  Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely upside down as directed on cake mix box, at least 1 hour. Run knife around edges; turn cooled cake out onto serving plate. Use serrated knife to cut into slices.

No tube pan? Go for this recipe instead:

Take a box of Angel Food Cake mix (just the contents of the box, no need to follow the directions on the box), & combine it with a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice.

(No need to use a mixer, just stir it with a spoon) When you do this, something magical happens. 

The mixture starts to froth & it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes.

Once it's all mixed up, grease and simply pour it into a 9 x 13 cake pan & bake 350 for 30 minutes.

Well, I'm off to call the neighbor... wish me luck! I'm hoping I won't be spending another week eating cake alone. Then again, I can have my cake and eat it too, right?!!

Just for you:

Do you like Angel Food or does that Devil's Food excite you more? Sure, I really want to know!


  1. I bet I could still mess it up. More of the cook than the baker in the family. And not into sweets. Give me a bagel any day.

  2. of course it's easy peasy when ya'r using a cake mix, duh :)

  3. I'd mess it up with ease, don't eat either at my feed.

  4. My Mom used to make angel food cake in a tube pan all the time when I was a kid. But I'm so intrigued by that pineapple version! I'm going to give it a try.

  5. Wonderful post Dixie, that cakes looks good.

    1. It's pretty easy, even though tube pans scare me.

  6. Not familiar with any of these cakes I'm afraid but I am quite good at eating cake!

  7. Cake. Cake. What's not to love??? You've got me wanting cake now......

    1. I know. Yesterday I was exploring Chinese broccoli... hmm, a different veggie than our broccoli, here. Now I want broccoli.

  8. I'm making this today. It sounds like the perfect summer treat!


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