Rum-A-lishious Ooey Gooey Tropical Extreme Cake

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This wonderful cake is the result of my cleaning out the fridge, to get ready for Thanksgiving, and Paula Deen's wonderful "Ooey Gooey Cake".

I added pineapple, cherries, coconut, pecans, some flour and a little rum to Paul Deen's out of this world good ooey gooey cake and the results were amazing!

I would have been perfectly happy with Paul Deen's orignal recipe but I just can't toss out good ingredients even if I am trying to make room in the fridge.

End result; one clean fridge & one tropical cream-cheesy oozing with goodness cake that will be served on Thanksgiving.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
(18.25-ounce) yellow cake mix
1/2 c
toasted pecans
4 large
eggs
1/2 c
butter, melted
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1
(8-ounce) pkg cream cheese, softened
3 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
dark rum
1 1/2 c
crushed pineapple, well drained
10
maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 c
coconut, sweet flaked

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9 x 13-inch pan with coating of baking spray.
2
In a large bowl combine cake mix, toasted pecans, 2 eggs, melted butter, and (1) teaspoon of vanilla extract; mix well.
3
Spread batter evenly into prepared pan; set aside.
4
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment combine the cream cheese, 2 eggs, and remaining vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of rum. Measure out the confectioner's sugar; add the flour to the sugar and whisk to combine. Add in the confectioner’s sugar/flour mixture one cup at a time until fully incorporated. Add the well drained crushed pineapple, cherries and coconut; stir by hand and combine well. Pour this mixture over the cake layer.
5
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. The edges will start to brown and the top will loose it's gloss. NOTE: Begin checking in 40 minutes, ovens vary. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American