Monday, July 18, 2011

No Baking Required





For a little reprieve from the blistering temps of our mid summer heatwave, we're chilling out with no cook and no bake recipes!

Like this cool and refreshing cake...



No Bake Pineapple Fluff Cake:


  • 1 Eight oz. Pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 TBSP. Light Brown sugar
  • 1 Fresh Pineapple, cut into pieces
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ pint whipping cream
  • 1 pkg. instant French vanilla pudding
  • 1 and 1/3 cup cold milk
  • 2 cups toasted flaked sweet coconut
  • One frozen pound cake.


Remove Frozen pound cake from freezer and begin to thaw while preparing remaining ingredients.

Slice pineapple into pieces and place in baking dish.
Dot butter over the top of pineapple and drizzle with maple syrup, and place under broiler for 5- 10 minutes, until just slightly browned and bubbly (watching closely). At the same time, place coconut under broiler (on a piece of foil) just until slightly golden (also watching closely; stirring once or twice so it does not burn).
Remove coconut and pineapple from oven and set aside. *

In narrow bottom mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Fold whipping cream into this mixture. Set aside.

Whisk together instant pudding and 1 1/3 cup cold milk until it becomes thickened. Fold into cream cheese/whipped cream mixture. Set aside.

Slice pound cake into thirds, horizontally and begin assembly.

Top first layer of cake with pudding/cream cheese/whipped cream mixture;

Sprinkle with toasted coconut;

Add slices of pineapple;

Top with second layer of cake and repeat the same layers;

Add top layer of cake and frost with remaining pudding/cream cheese/whipped cream and spread over top and sides of entire cake;

With spatula, pat remaining toasted coconut into top and sides of cake until evenly covered and coated...
Slice and Serve...(or refrigerate until ready to serve)


* for an alternate way to prepare the pineapple and toast the coconut:  Take it outside... (place prepared pineapple chunks on foil and grill on high for 5 - 10 minutes until slightly browned and bubbly. Place coconut on a second piece of foil and toast on grill along side the pineapple, watching both closely. *
                         ENJOY!



(this recipe was one of my original concoctions for the Philadelphia cream cheese contest last year) 



12 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh that is just what I needed. Our new neighbor is fixing our supper..well she is going to cook with my five year old, and I was going to do dessert...this will be on the menu.
Thanks for sharing...stay cool, if possible.

mangiabella said...

oh yummmmmm....this sounds dreamy! I wish my husband liked pineapple...or coconut for that matter....but that just means I'll have to make it for my girlfriends instead haha :) oh bella it's so hot here too, being pregnant in these scorching temperatures is killin' me....sigh....I'm so ready for Fall...I'm dreaming of crispness in the air, colored leaves, and savory meals...but, til then, will try to stay cool, eat light, and stay submerged in the nearest pool as often as possible!!!!

Lizzy said...

Oh,yum! As a coconut AND pineapple fan, this sounds outstanding. And we have the same unbearable heat...great choice!

Amy said...

This is such a lovely creation. Truly appreciate how simple this recipe is and NO BAKE, too?! I certainly don't like to add more heat by turning on the oven! :) Thanks for sharing. Take care.

Amy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds yummy. I love pineapple!

Deborah said...

Sounds wonderful Lorraine!!!
Try to keep cool!
Blessings!!! :)

Deborah xoxo

Karena said...

Oh yum Lorraine!! This is just to too decadent!

xoxo

Karena
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Katherines Corner said...

Hi Lorraine this looks DELISH!! hugs

Warren Baldwin said...

Sounds cool and looks cool!

Karen said...

wow.. that looks so good.thanks for sharing..

Toyin O. said...

Hi Lorraine!

That looks so good, I wish I could bake and cook like you. I should just follow the recipe, right? :)

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