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Tropical Angel Food Cake

(4 Votes)
SERVES
12
COOK TIME
15 Min
READY IN
15 Min

One bite of this tropical delight instantly transports us to a far-off tropical island. . .and we can get there in just 20 minutes! Can you think of a more yummy escape?

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 (10-inch) prepared angel food cake
  • 12 to 16 stemmed maraschino cherries
What To Do:
  1. In a medium skillet, toast coconut over medium heat until golden, stirring constantly. Remove from skillet and set aside.
     
  2. Add pineapple, evaporated milk, butter, and sugar; mix well and bring to a boil. Let boil 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened, stirring frequently. Return coconut to skillet and stir in nuts.
     
  3. Slice cake in half horizontally and spoon half of the pineapple mixture over bottom cake half. Replace cake top and top with remaining pineapple mixture. Garnish with cherries.
     
  4. Slice and serve, or cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.
     
Notes

Just add a scoop of low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt to serve this cake à la mode.

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