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                       ORANGE PINEAPPLE PRALINE CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       pk           Yellow cake mix w/pudding
    2                    Eggs
                         Orange juice
    2       tb           Grated orange peel
    1       cn           20 oz well drained canned
                         -crushed pineapple-reserve
    1       cn           3 1/2 oz sweetened coconut
      1/2   c            Light brown sugar, packed
      1/2   c            Chopped pecans or walnuts
      1/4   c            Butter, melted
    2       c            Heavy cream
    6                    Maraschino cherries w/stems
   1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 9 round cake pans. Set aside.
   2. Prepare the yellow cake mix as the package directs using the 2 eggs and
   substituting orange juice for water listed in the directions. Stir in
   grated orange peel into the cake batter; turn one-fourth of the cake batter
   into each pan; using a spoon, spread each half with half of the pineapple.
   Spoon the remaining batter over the pineapple and place cake pans on the
   center rack in the oven and bake for 30- 35 minutes or until surface
   sprinkgs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
   3. Prepare the praline topping: In a small bowl, toss coconut, brown sugar
   and nuts with melted butter. At the end of the baking time, remove the
   layers from the oven. Spoon the praline mixture onto the surface of one
   layer; return to the oven to bake for 10 minutes longer. Let the second
   layer cool slightly in pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool
   4. Remove praline layer from oven. Cool slighly. Place a piece of foil
   about 12 inches square on the wire rack. Carefully transfer to foil on the
   rack to cool completely. If praline mixture falls off cake, sprinkle back
   on. Put heavy cream in a small bowl.
   5. Beat cream on high until stiff peaks hold when beaters are lifted. Place
   plain layer on platter; spread with half the cream. Add the praline-topped
   layer. Frost sides with remaining whipped cream; pipe rosettes on top and
   place cherries in the center of each rosette. Refrigerate until ready to
   Serves: 10-12
   Source: McCalls Cooking School Typed for you by: Linda Fields, Cyberealm
   BBS Watertown, NY 1993 315-786-1120
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