Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Cake

What a terrible hurricane season. First Harvey and now Irma with Jose following behind. My heart goes out to all who have been affected by these disastrous storms.

This cake is easy to make -- if you have electricity or gas. The recipe has been around for ages. It gets its name from its appearance. It's not a pretty cake, but it's very flavorful and super moist. You can make it with a German Chocolate Cake Mix or a Devil's Food Cake Mix. If you've weathered the storms or been waiting anxiously for news of loved ones and friends, try this easy cake.

Not into cake right now? Be sure and donate to one of the Hurricane Funds. Have clothes to donate? They'll be a need. Check the Internet for organizations who are receiving goods. And, don't forget the animals. The Humane Society and ASPCA are all needing donations.

Hurricane Cake

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
1 (18.25 ounce) package German Chocolate Cake Mix or Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt and spread 1/2 cup butter in bottom of 9x13 inch pan.
Sprinkle coconut and pecans evenly over bottom of pan; set aside.
Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
Pour batter over coconut and pecans in pan.
In saucepan over low heat, melt cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter. Stir in confectioners sugar until mixture is smooth.
Spoon cream cheese mixture randomly over top of cake batter.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool and serve from pan.

Tip: For extra flavor, substitute strong brewed coffee for water in the cake mix directions

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