Rum-A-lishious Ooey Gooey Tropical Extreme Cake

7
Diane Atherton

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!

Rating:

★★★☆☆ 7 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Rum-A-lishious Ooey Gooey Tropical Extreme Cake

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.

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About Rum-A-lishious Ooey Gooey Tropical Extreme Cake

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



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