Don't put all your eggs in one basket!
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Easter Dinner ~ ham, sweet potato souffle, baby limas, deviled eggs, yeast rolls & coconut cake
Consider the lilies.
Consider the lilies.
My Easter Sunday began early since Guitar Girl and I had to be at church at 8:00 to prepare for the early service.
Our two services were joyous and moving as we celebrated the resurrection of Christ.
We had several guests and nearly 200 more people than we do on any given Sunday. Soon it was "balcony seating" only.
While waiting for my cue for the drama, I saw some "20 something" guests carrying in Starbucks coffees and sporting an armfull of tattoos. The youth pastor and I agreed that when Starbucks and tattoos show up at church, that's a GOoD thing!
Since it was a holiday, I made a cake ~ coconut cake! And yes, I had some. I am limiting my sugar to birthdays and holidays.
Rather than have a lot of left over cake to tempt us to over indulge, I wrapped up the remaining cake and froze it for another day.
I don't often use cake mixes, but this is a recipe I got from a friend and it calls for a cake mix. If you're a fan of coconut, try this recipe. You won't be dissapointed.
1 cake mix - either white, yellow or coconut ( I used Duncan Hines Coconut)
1 can of cream of coconut ~ NOT COCONUT MILK (Find it in the ethnic aisle or w/the mixes for pina coladas.)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
8 oz tub of Cool Whip
1 bag of coconut ( I used Baker's brand.)
Prepare cake per box directions for a 9 x 13 pan. While still warm, poke lots of holes over the entire cake. Use the end of a wooden spoon. Don't worry if your cake top gets a little "crumb~y." The topping will disguise that.
Pour cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk over the cake.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Before serving, mix the coconut and Cool Whip to make a "frosting." I never use the entire bag of coconut. Spread over top of cake and if not serving immediately, recover and refrigerate. Refrigerate leftovers. I made my cake Friday and frosted it Saturday night. By Sunday afternoon, it was perfect. This cake gets better as it chills.