Effie's Cake

Effie's Cake Recipe

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Karen Dahne


I am sure there are similar cake recipes out there with other names but this one is from a lady, Ethel Mae Creasy Kirk, that I worked with in 1965 and I have always called it Effie' s cake. Simply delicious.

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1 large
angel food cake, broken in small pieces
1 medium
can of pineapple, crushed, drained, save juice
1 small
jar of green maraschino cherries, cut up fine
1 small
jar of red maraschino cherries, cut up fine
1 c
chopped nuts
1-1/2 tsp
1 can(s)
bakers coconut
1 pt
whipping cream

How to Make Effie's Cake


  • 1Melt marshmallows in pineapple juice and set aside to cool. Add vanilla to mixture
  • 2break up cake and put in large dish. I use 9 x 13. Mix cherries, nuts and pineapple together and add to cooled marshmallow mixture. Whip cream and fold in the marshmallow mixture. Mix about 1-1/2 cups of mixture into cake and the rest of mixture on top of cake and top with coconut. Refrigerate

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About Effie's Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #Great, #Summer