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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm a Cheater!

I cheat, I admit it. I'm not a great baker but sometimes I have to provide dessert for some event or another so I've found a sneaky way to do this. I've discovered that pretty much any cake tastes better when it is soaked with something. Here are 3 great "recipes" that are sooooo easy but sooooo delicious!

Coconut Cake

1 box French Vanilla Cake mix
3 large eggs
15 oz. can cream of coconut
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. cool whip
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs and cream of coconut on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 35 minutes. While cake is still warm poke holes with fork all over top and spread condensed milk on top. Cool completely. Before serving frost with cool whip and sprinkle with coconut.

Lemon Cake with Citrus Glaze

Lemon cake mix
powdered sugar
orange juice

Bake cake in 9x13 pan according to box. Let cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile mix about 2 cups powdered sugar with 1/4 cup orange juice. Do this gradually until you get the consistency of glaze, may take a little more or less OJ. Use fork to poke holes all over top of cake then pour glaze on top. Let cool before serving.

Toffee Cake

German chocolate cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2-3 toffee candy bars, chopped
cool whip

Bake cake in 9x13 pan according to directions. Let cool about 10 minutes. While still warm poke holes with fork all over top and pour sweetened condensed milk all over. Let set until cool. Before serving top with chopped candy bars and serve with cool whip on top.

So there you go. I admit to being a big cheater...when it comes to desserts. So if you invite me to dinner and ask me to bring dessert you will most likely get something like this. They are deceptively delicious!

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