Party Jewel Cake
Tara Guthrie Lucas
29" layers of cake, baked and cooled (plus ingredients to make cake according to box directions)
1 cwhite granulated sugar
1 cevaporated milk
1/2 cbutter or margarine, melted
1 tspvanilla extract
1 1/2 cshredded coconut
1 cchopped pecans
1 cmaraschino cherries, well drained and cut in halves
How to Make Party Jewel Cake
- Bake cake according to package directions. I usually use yellow or white cake mix, but you can use others too. (See personal notes.) Cool cake completely.
- Combine egg, sugar, evaporated milk, salt, and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Do not boil. Mixture should be thick enough when it just begins to boil. Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla, coconut, pecans, and cherries. Mix well. Cool completely at room temperature, or chill to cool if you are short on time.
- When cake and filling are both cool, spread filling between layers and on top of cake (not around sides). If desired, decorate top of cake with additional pecan halves and whole maraschino cherries (drained well). Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled before serving.