Coconut Fruit Cake

Coconut Fruit Cake

Apparently everyone had the same dessert idea for Easter Sunday as I did because out of the three grocery stores I had to go to, two had absolutely no coconut left and one had no coconut extract. Never the less I pushed on, and my family and I enjoyed this Easter treat yesterday.

This cake is super quick and easy due to the semi-homemade factor, but ne’er will you guest be able to discern it was not scratch made {wink}.

Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix and the ingredients according to package directions {water, egg, oil}
1/4 cup liquid egg whites {or 3 egg whites}
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1 banana, chopped
2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Shredded coconut {I used about 1/4 of a bag}

Icing:
Double the batch of this Cream Cheese Icing recipe
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:
Toss all chopped fruit in a bowl with 1 Tablespoon sugar and let sit for at least thirty minutes, stirring a couple of times.
Preheat oven according to package directions. Prepare two round cake pans with baker’s spray {or butter and flour the pans.}
Beat egg whites with 1 Tablespoon of sugar until very soft peaks form.
Mix cake according to package directions, adding the extracts. Then, carefully fold in the egg whites.
Bake according to package directions, keeping an eye on it {mine only took about 10 minutes.}
Allow to cool.
When cooled, place one of the cakes on your cake stand, cover with a layer of icing and top with the macerated fruit. Then top with the other cake and cover with remaining icing. Place shredded coconut around the sides of the cake {and top if so desired.}

Coconut Fruit Cake

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