Saturday, March 21, 2009

Better Than Sex Cake

Maybe it's just the name, but this recipe is a sure winner. Don't forget to check out the variations on this one - I love the strawberry, too!

1 box lemon cake mix, mixed as directed on box
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
8 oz. fat free cream cheese
4 C. milk, divided, 1% or fatfree
2 pkgs. instant lemon pudding mix
12 oz. whipped topping, light
1 1/2 C. walnuts or pecans, chopped (if desired)

Heat oven to temperature called for on cake mix box. Grease the bottom of 2 13x9" baking dishes. Pour half of the cake batter into each pan and bake as directed, cake is done when it's golden on top.
Cool completely. Spread pineapple evenly over each cake.
Mix until smooth cream cheese and 1 C. milk. Add remaining milk and pudding, beat well. Pour over cakes, top with whipped topping and chopped nuts.
Refrigerate immediately.

Serves: 24-30

For a fresh variation, try:
vanilla for the lemon cake mix and pudding, and replace pineapple with berries (strawberry and raspberry work well). Top with shredded coconut, if desired.

For a chocolate lovers delight, replace lemon with chocolate and pineapple with strawberry. Top with chocolate shavings, if desired.

For a hearty autumn variation, try:
butter pecan cake mix for the lemon, vanilla pudding for the lemon, and apple pie filling instead of pineapple. Dust whipped topping with cinnamon or nutmeg.

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