Posted by: Michelle | April 13, 2009

No Time for Scrapbooking

Okay, I did find a little bit of time but I spent that fulfilling an order for thank you cards.

Instead of working on cards, I spent a lot of time this weekend baking desserts for Easter Sunday. We tried a strawberry cobbler but it didn’t turn out very well-really runny. We made Chocolate Banana Mini-Cheesecakes:

Mini Chocolate Banana Cheesecakes

This is a tried and true recipe that the boys love. Who wouldn’t love cheesecake cupcakes?

We also tried another new recipe which thankfully turned out really well. It was a recipe for Hawaiian Cake:

Hawaiian Cake

For one 9-inch cake, 10 to 12 servings, you will need:
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice
¾ cup chopped macadamia or flaked coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
3 ½ cups (I lb.) powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Chopped macadamia nuts, pineapple slices and strawberry halves for garnish, optional

Preparation:
1.    In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
2.    Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
3.    Slowly beat dry ingredients into creamed mixture (batter will be stiff).
4.    Stir in crushed pineapple with juice and macadamia nuts or coconut.
5.    Divide batter between two greased 9-inch round cake pans.
6.    Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7.    Cool in pans for 15 minutes
8.    Remove cakes to cooling rack.
9.    For frosting, beat softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.
10.    Place one cake layer inverted on cake plate. Frost top. Place second layer on top right side up. Frost top and sides. Garnish.

Since it was so yummy, I decided to share the recipe with everyone here.

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