Friday, July 8, 2011

More Luscious Summer Desserts + Bayou Boogie

With guests coming for dinner, last night, I wanted to make a special dessert and decided on this luscious, decadent Pina Colada Cake. I got the recipe from an old friend at a recent birthday gathering and believe me when I tell you that this cake is over-the-top, delicious and is so easy to make! If you like Pina Coladas, then you will love this cake! Enjoy!

Pina Colada Bundt Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 small pkg. instant cream of coconut pudding
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
4 eggs
1/3 cup light rum
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup flaked coconut

Spray a bundt pan or a 13x9 inch baking pan  with Baker's Joy. In large bowl, mix together with electric mixer, pudding, oil,  water, eggs, and rum for 2  minutes on medium speed. Stir in pineapple and fold in coconut.


Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then transfer to a cake plate. Poke holes in cake with a fork and drizzle glaze over cake. Garnish with flaked coconut if desired. Divine! Bon appetit!




Glaze
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbs.'s light rum
Flaked coconut to garnish, if desired

Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle over cake.


*******

Another scrumptious dessert that I like to serve in the summertime is this delectable Frozen Lemon Cream Pie. It is also very easy to make and just heavenly on a hot day. My Dad says that this pie is so good that it should be declared a sin and be against the law! Sinfully delicious!

Frozen Lemon Cream Pie

Crust
2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs        
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbs.'s butter, melted





 In medium bowl, combine the graham crackers, sugar, and salt. Stir in the butter and mix well. Transfer to a 9 inch pie pan and press evenly across bottom and sides to make a crust. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.


Filling
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs.'s finely grated lemon zest
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, and juice. Whisk until well blended. Pour the filling into the crust and freeze for 2 hours. Top with whipped cream before serving. Cool and refreshing! Fab!

Whipped Cream
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Place the whipping cream and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Stir in the powdered sugar and mix on low, with an electric hand mixer until peaks form. ( about 3 to 4 minutes) 


I'll be sharing these at:

It's a Hodgepodge Friday ~ Fun With Food Friday
Show and Tell Friday

Strut Your Stuff Saturday ~ Sweets for a Saturday 
Saturday Night Special 

Sweet Indulgences Sunday ~ Sunday Showcase Party 
Amaze Me Monday

*******
Bayou Boogie

T.G.I.F., after a hot and stressful work week! Whiskey River Landing is now open, after "the flood that never happened"! They re-opened on July 3rd and will be hosting a Sunday afternoon dance on Sunday, July 10th, featuring Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express. Here's a little clip that I took of the crowd dancin' at Whiskey River, before "the flood that never happened". Grab yourself a cold drink, crank it up, and let the good times roll, cher!




Wishing you all a fab and fun weekend! Merci beaucoup for coming by!



57 comments:

Cloudia said...

that cake loooked SO good I gained weight, Cheri!


Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

><}}(°>


> < } } ( ° >

< ° ) } } > <

Foodness Gracious said...

Hmm, guess my invite g lost in the mail :( I've never made a bundt cake bit this is inspiration. I love it when you change your header pics, they always look like places I want to visit!!!!

Pam said...

Woo, hoo!! I cranked it up big time!!! Love, love, love your videos!!!! And your cake is sinful!!!! Oh my gosh, I could really go for a big slice of it now. Pineapple is my favorite and you did it proud!!!!!!! Have a fantastic weekend...

Honey at 2805 said...

I love to boogie at Marguerites!

Believe it or not, I do cook occassionally and have the same basic cake receipe, but the glaze is Cream of Coconut and I make it in an oblong pan so that I can put a lot of glaze into those little holes.

Joanne said...

That bundt cake looks amazing ... And now you just know that I have that song in my head too ... If You Like Pina Coladas :)

Happy Weekend to you Marguerite!

Anita Stafford said...

The cake looks yummy! I'm going to try making it.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Mmm. Those sound great! I feel some lbs. comin' on in my near future ; )

kitchen flavours said...

I love bundt cakes! Looks lovely! Have a lovely weekend, Marguerite.

Linda Starr said...

Anything lemon is right up my alley, so refreshing. Hope you have a good weekend.

The Harried Cook said...

Luscious is a great word for these desserts! Both the cake and the pie look so tasty! I love lemon and pineapple, and so they're both winners in my book! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- Thanks, guess you'll have to dance it off! lol Have a great weekend, cher!

Foodness Gracious- Your invitation is always open! :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I like the texture of bundt cakes, plus they're easy to make. Hope you try it!

Pam- Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment! So glad you like and enjoy everything! Hope you try the cake and that you have a fantastic weekend, too!

Honey- Thanks, so glad you enjoy the videos. They are a labor of love, for sure! It's a fab cake and your glaze sounds so good, too!

Joanne- Thanks, cher, so glad you like it and hope that you try it. lol Happy weekend to you too!

Anita- Hi and welcome! So happy you like the cake and want to try it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jenn said...

This cake does look decadent! It is such a unique cake recipe and I would love to try it. Any suggestions on what I could use as a substitute for the rum? I am a new follower. Check out my blog if you're interested http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/

Eddie Bluelights said...

A little late to the party this time which means I'm hungrier than ever LOL Looks absolutely fabulaous. Dinfully Selicious LOL BFN ~ Eddie

Shelley said...

I am your newest follower. Your blog is making me hungry. Oh the cake, the salsa it all looks so good.
God Bless.
Come and check out my blog soon :)

Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Come check out me blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend!

Couponing Texas said...

Thanks for stopping by Couponing Texas...I'm now a follower of yours and lovin' everything cajun...I think I fixed by button, so if you would please try it so I can see if it works...:)

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi - Am following you back and thanks for visiting/following me!!!

Love those Cajun recipes - I love spicy, jambalya foods --- thanks for sharing and have a relaxing weekend!

Linda

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

The Lemon Cream Pie looks delish! Will have to try it!
Thanks so much for hopping by! I'm happily returning the follow! Follower #400!
Have a great Sunday!

Brooke - "Brookie's Baby Bargains" said...

new follower through the Super Stalker Sunday hop

http://brookiesbabybargains.blogspot.com

Marguerite said...

KW- Thanks, cher, so glad you like them. Both are 'to die for" and WORTH the calories! Enjoy!

kf- Thanks, I love bundt cakes, too, especially with rum in them! :) Hope you're having a lovely weekend, too!

Linda- Thanks, so glad you like the pie! It's fab and very easy to make. Hope you give it a try!

HC- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! They are both divine and I hope you try them. You're welcome, hope you're having a great weekend, too!

Jenn- Hi and welcome! Thanks, so glad you want to try the cake! You could replace the 1/3 cup of rum with either 1/4 cup pineapple juice or coconut milk, and add 2 tbs.'s of rum extract. Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! Love your blog, I'm following you now, too!

Eddie- Better late than never, cher! lol Go ahead and have 2 pieces of each, and then you can dance it off in the study! lol Cheers!

Denise G said...

Newest GFC follower through the blog hop

http://40plussinglebbw.blogspot.com/

Mare said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower from the SP. Can't wait to try that pina colada cake! YUMMO!
Luv,
Mare
http://mare-itsjustmebeingme.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

Hi!

Thanks so much for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop again this week.

I look forward to reading more delicious recipes from you!

Your Co-Host,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

P.S. - I've recently switched from blogger to WordPress and had some issues when transferring the GFC widget. I'd really appreciate if you could double check to ensure you're following me!

Kat said...

Glad it was "the flood that never happened" and that lemon cream pie looks so delicious!

Kim McCallie said...

The cake looks and sounds delicious. I have a box of coconut pudding in my pantry just waiting for a recipe. This could be a good one. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Kimberly said...

YUMMY! Adding these to my must make list!

Sunray Gardening said...

Thanks for stopping by and I am following now. I had to stop reading as it made me hungry. Thanks.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Peg said...

Both those deserts look so beautiful and tasty.

x

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, girl! just as i'm tryin' to "cut back" on sweet stuff - oh, well, so much for tryin'! ;)

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

Yummy already loving your blog! Thanks for stoping by me returning the love :)

Chef Dennis said...

Pina colada cake sounds like one delicious creation, but that lemon cream pie really got my attention! as hot as its been this summer it sounds like a slice of heaven!

Our Banana Moments said...

Hi, I am a new follower from the Sunday hop. I can't wait to try the bundt cake recipe. It has got to be absolutely delicious.

http://www.ourbananamoments.com
http://www.facebook.com/ourbananamoments

Marsha

lindy said...

Yum, yum, triple yum! You wouldn't know it, but I'm a foodie at heart. Maybe someday my kids will be willing to eat more than mac-n-cheese. (A girl can dream!)

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my gosh... I got a sugar rush just looking at the pictures. MMmmmmmm so good.

Following you back!!

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

Thanks for stopping by following you back!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looks sooo delicious!
really tempting!

have a great week ahead!
betty

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

looks sooo delicious!
really tempting!

have a great week ahead!
betty

Drick said...

Marguerite, a good pound cake is my favorite and this one sounds like it... of course, I wouldn't turn down that cool lemon pie either, so refreshing I know....

Nancy said...

Those desserts look fabulous! So glad the flood never came as far as Whiskey River.

cajunlicious said...

I can't stop coming back to this cake!

Marguerite said...

Shelley- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for the nice compliments and for following! I'm now following you, too!

Shanee- Hi and welcome! Thanks for stopping by and for following! Love your blog and am now following you back!

CT- Hi and welcome! So glad you like Cajun! You're so welcome and thanks for following back! I will!

Linda- Hi and welcome! If you like Cajun food, you're in the right place! :) Thanks for following back and you're welcome!

Nancy- Hi and welcome! Thanks, so glad you like the pie and hope you try it! You're welcome and thanks for being my 400th follower! Cheers!

Brooke- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back!

Mary said...

Both these desserts sound wonderful. What time do we eat? Have a great evening.Blessings...Mary

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks yummy!

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Simply Divine!!

Jeni said...

WOW! Loved both these luscious looking items and for sure, I'm gonna be trying the cake -probably the pie too! The Bourbon Brownies made a very big hit this past weekend at two local bake sales -one at our church and the other, a senior class project for a young girl with the proceeds to go to a local school for autistic children. Thanks for the great recipes you put out here for us to try!

Miriam said...

Pina colada cake?! Genius!! The pie looks yummy too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

cajunlicious said...

How did you like the crab stack salad?

Carolyn said...

Did you know "Pina Colada" day was on the 10th? LOL I did an upside-down cake for it. This looks finger-licking good!

Bobbie said...

Hi neighbor! I love a bundt cake and that one looks great!!

Becky said...

I love how you mix recipes & Cajun music together. My husband is from Cenla and I'm always on the lookout for new ideas for Cajun food to cook! New follower from the I Love Blogging hop. Would love for you to visit me at Life or Something Like It and follow back!

JKW said...

Pina Colada tube cake, OMGosh what a great idea. Your recipes are terrific and the blog picture is beautiful. If found you on Carol's blog Art Muse. Blessings, Janet

Six Sisters said...

This seriously made my mouth water!! It looks and sounds delicious! Definitely bookmarking to make later! Thank you so much for linking up to our party! We would love to have you come back again tomorrow for Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
Camille @
SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

Kim McCallie said...

Hey! Just stopping by to let you know that your Pina Colada Cake was #1 on last week's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by this week and add another dessert. The party is up and running!

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/07/sweet-indulgences-sunday-13.html

Carly said...

WOAH, thanks so much for stopping by - this looks ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! :) Mmm!

-Carly
www.createliveblog.com

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

YUMMY! Thank you for linking up to Amaze Me Monday. I will be featuring you on this weeks party!

Magic of Spice said...

We have been on a Pina Colada kick around here for the last few weeks...this cake would add a whole new level of fun :)

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

All look great, but I love anything Pina Colada!! Yummmy