It's Angel Food Cake Day...

so in honor of the auspicious occasion, I'm sharing one of the easiest recipes you can make with a boxed Angel Food cake mix:

Tropical Angel Cake

1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 15.9 oz can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sweetened coconut (divided)

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease either a fluted bundt pan or 13x9 bar pan
2. In a medium bowl mix the first two ingredients and 1/4 cup of coconut, until they are combined but don't overwork the batter
3. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of sweetened coconut into the pan and then add the cake batter
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes for 13x9 pan and 30-35 minutes for bundt pan

Topping options:
Cool whip topping and sweetened coconut
Lemon or Orange Glaze
or a more elaborate topping

Key lime creme:

  • 1  can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3  cup Key lime or regular lime juice
  • 1  teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1  container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1  cup flaked coconut

In large bowl, beat milk, lime juice and lime peel with wire whisk until smooth and thickened. Fold in whipped topping.

Spread 1 cup lime mixture evenly over top of first layer of cake. Place second layer of cake carefully on bottom layer; spread evenly with 1 cup lime mixture. Top with remaining layer of cake.

Frost top and side of cake with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle with coconut.