Here’s a Delicious Recipe for a Cake You Don’t Have to Bake

As the old saying goes, “Let them eat cake!” And, thanks to Patty Millay and today’s What’s Cookin’? recipe, you can let them eat cake and don’t have to do much to make that possible.  This cake is quick and easy and delicious.  I mean, for my money, you can’t go wrong with any cake recipe that has coconut in it.  And this one is serving it up,  Here’s Patty’s recipe for Do Nothing Cake!

From Patty:

It’s hot outside and no one feels like making a big fussy cake……so we’re not going to!  This is a Do-Nothing Cake!  You don’t even need your mixer to put this one together.  You probably have most of these ingredients in your kitchen right now and this on only takes 30 minutes to make! 

DO NOTHING CAKE

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups white granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice (do not drain)

Frosting Ingredients:

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
1 cup white granulated sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

1 cup shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla extract and pineapple. Stir with a spoon to combine all ingredients. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and add batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 -35 minutes until the center tests done. Make frosting below and poke holes in hot cake with a wooden spoon.

Frosting Instructions:

Bring butter, sugar and milk to a boil in a pan on top of the stove. Cook and stir about 3 minutes. Remove from stove and stir in nuts and coconut. Pour over hot cake.

Here’s Patty’s What’s Cookin’? interview:

**Additional notes from Patty**

The original recipe calls for 2 cups sugar in the cake.  Patty uses only 1 cup and the cake is still plenty sweet. She also makes her frosting with 1 1/2 cups coconut instead of just one.

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