June 12, 2007

Pineapple Dream Cake
I celebrated my 49th birthday on Sunday and I wanted to share with you the cake that my dear Mr. P makes for me every year. It is divine, scrumptious, luscious, heavenly, . . . . . . My Mom got the recipe from a church function when I was a child. It was love at "first bite" and it is my absolute favorite cake in the whole wide world. I have had it every birthday since the age of thirteen and Mr. P has made it for me for the 24 birthdays that we've been together. The man can build a porch and MAKE A CAKE!! Now, that's talent;o) Don't y'all worry, when February rolls around I'll make him his favorite carrot cake!!
Pineapple Dream Cake
2 envelopes plain gelatin
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup pineapple juice (from can)
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 pkg.(in box) Dream Whip (NOT COOL WHIP)
1 Angel food cake
Dissolve gelatin in 4 tablespoons cold water. Add 1 cup boiling water, pineapple juice, pineapple, sugar, salt and lemon juice. Place in refrigerator. When partly congealed beat 2 pkgs. Dream Whip with amt. of milk called for on package. Beat until stiff. Fold into gelatin mixture.
Scrape the brown off the outside of the angel food cake and break into bite size pieces. Line loaf pan with wax paper and then put in layer of cake, layer of gelatin mixture, layer of cake, layer of gelatin mixture. Chill in refrigerator. Beat remaining Dream whip and then spread on top to cake! YUMMY!


Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Sounds yummy, but I think the BEST part is that Mr. P made it for you for your birthday! What a guy!!

Mrs. C said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Susan!

I think Mr. P is a keeper. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

This sounds yummy. I love pineapple. Will have to try it. What a guy to make your birthday cake for you. My son-in-love made one for me one year and I was so thrilled.

Susan said...

Mmmmm . . . sounds delicious! And how sweet that your dh makes it for you every year. Happy Birthday!

Karen said...

How sweet is that??!!Every year? Wow, I agree, he is a keeper.
Happy, happy birthday, Susan!

Heather said...

Happy belated Birthday!!

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

Belated Happy Birthday!! Thanks for sharing your favorite cake recipe. It's fun to have those long-standing recipes from way back. I've printed it off to try on this end...thanks! Hats off to your hubby for his faithful gift to bake for you each year! Blessings, Diane

Anonymous said...

I've made a couple of changes to that recipe over the years. First, I don't use the waxed paper anymore (it seemed too messy); just a clean glass pan. Second, after the "gelatin mix" has partially congealed, I make all three packets of Dream Whip at the same time, fold about 2/3 into the mix and spread the rest right after I've done my layering.

Now I just have to convince Mrs. P to sew that apron with the hammer loop and nail pockets for me and I've got it made :)

Jodi said...

Oh, Susan ~ Happy Birthday to you!!

And I love that your hubby posted his updated recipe in the comments!! Not only does he make you a cake every year, but now the man talks recipes! :o)

I can remember when *Dream Whip* was all the thing. I haven't bought that in years! I'm going to print off this recipe and hunt up the Dream Whip in the store.

Kelli said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Susan!! I think it's so sweet of Mr. P to make your special cake each year. It looks delicious!!


Lallee said...

Belated birthday wishes, Susan! Sweet cake and hubby ;-) I love traditions.

Cathy said...

Dear Susan, Happy Birthday, a little late. You surely are blessed with your sweet husband Mr.P. :-)