Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pineapple Dream Cake

On the fourth of July our car was hit by a young man driving down the wrong side of the road, coming from our right side.  Fortunately for us he hit our front passenger tire. Just a few seconds could have made the difference between whether or not I continued to have a husband.  A few seconds longer and maybe my child would have been seriously injured.  Aside from car damage and some bruising, we are all okay.   Now we are dealing with insurance companies and reports and lots and lots of paperwork.  Looking forward to having this behind me.  I keep saying to myself, "this too shall pass."  I try to not let myself focus on any of the negatives, but rather on the positive which is, we are all okay. 

This is a perfect summer cake. Light and refreshing. Easy peasy. A lot of the recipes that you see out there for this type of cake do not have pineapple in the cake.  This one does.


1- 8 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 package white cake
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

1- 3 1/2 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 8 ounce tub cool whip
1- 20 ounce can crushed pineapple

Lightly spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  Mix the ingredients in a medium bowl and then pour into 9 x 13.  Bake at 375F.  Use times for baking that are on the package.  Test cake for doneness.  Cake will slightly pull away from sides when done.

When completely cooled make frosting.  Disolve pudding into pineapple then fold into cool whip.  Spread over cooled cake.
Some summer fireworks here. 


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Oh my goodness Lori! Thank the Lord you weren't seriously injured..or your family. Cars really are lethal weapons.

As for your cake, it looks delicious and sunny; the perfec thing for you admist heavy and boring paperwork.

The Blonde Duck said...

Drool! I'm glad you're ok!

kat said...

Oh no, that is so scary! So, glad you are all ok. Was the other driver drunk?

Debbie said...

Glad you are all ok and the cake looks delicious! I love pineapple!

gina said...

How terrifying!

I was in an accident with my children in the car (10+ years ago now although it stays with you forever - the kids were just little bit bruised and very scared. I am fine now after a very broken arm and nose, but small beans compared to what could have happened). Our accident was completely caused by the driver of the other vehicle so I can totally understand what you are dealing with. Its like time stops for a moment.

So glad you are all ok. Yours is one of my favorite blogs. Take care!


grace said...

lori, wow. what a relief that the damage was minimal, but that is so scary!
on a brighter note, this cake is indeed a dream! it's as simple as it is satisfying. :)

Kelly said...

Hey Lori :)

I just popped your cake in the oven to try for my co-workers, but I realized the recipe doesn't say how long to bake it? LOL

I'm going to just keep an eye on it, but you may want to go back and add the time to this post :)

Lori said...

Kelly- thank you. I updated it.