Sunday, February 19, 2012

Old Recipes .... Mmmm!

by Leann

As the organizing and packing continues at Chez Sweeney, I have been going through folders, file card holders and notebooks filled with recipes. Once the kids left home, I didn't cook as much, and once I became ill, I cooked even less. But my, how I do love to bake and cook and create in the kitchen.

I have way too many cookbooks, but they were easy to pack away (and forget about for now). It's all the things I've put in folders or notebooks that have to be dealt with. As I sorted through my treasure trove, I came across things I haven't made in years or perhaps only made once or twice. Saturday morning, I came across one I stopped making because I became allergic to tree nuts. Would it taste okay without the nuts? I wasn't sure, so I decided to try. It's hard to find cake recipes that do not have eggs, so that's why this particular recipe was in my stash.

I'm sharing the recipe with all of you today because I made it and even without the nuts, it's really quite delicious.

No Need For Upside Down Pineapple Cake

2 C. sugar
20 oz. crushed pineapple in juice, do not drain
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
1/2-1 C. chopped nuts (BUT OPTIONAL!!)

Mix ingredients in order given by hand. Pour into ungreased, unfloured 13x9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cream cheese topping:

While cake is baking, combine 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (light okay, but not fat free), 1 stick of melted butter, 3/4 C. sugar and AGAIN OPTIONAL 1/2-1 C. chopped nuts

Mix icing ingredients with mixer EXCEPT for nuts. If you are using them, fold them in after frosting is made.

Gently ice cake IMMEDIATELY after it comes out of the oven.

Now, if you make this dessert, with or without the nuts, let me know what you think. It is SO good warm!


kiki w said...

Sound great. Will try to make.

Leann Sweeney said...

Let me know how you like it, Kiki!

kalea_kane said...

I am starting a diet in three days. I will definitely squeeze this one in first! Thank you for sharing.

ev said...

Oh, I will def make this. Now that I have found my kitchen, I have been cooking and baking a lot and having fun doing it. I have a large collection of cookbooks, and still buy more and scour the web for recipes.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

This recipe sounds so..good! =)

Denise said...

The sugar in the icing -- is it granulated or powdered?

The recipe sounds delicious!