This do nothing cake recipe is the perfect dessert recipe anytime of year. First of all, you do have to do a small amount of baking, since the cake does not bake itself, but compared to most cakes it is a walk in the park. It is an old country or Southern recipe that creates a savory cake recipe packed with flavour that is still pretty easy and straightforward to make. You just mix in all the ingredients at once, then cook it, and while it is cooking stir together the icing recipe ingredients and poke some holes into it so the icing can seep down and voila! You are finished cooking your do nothing cake. A recipe that is so easy it truly earns its name.
Growing up, I have always loved baking cakes and desserts and learned to cook with my mom showing me the recipes and steps, in many cases the cakes I baked had many steps and were easy to mess up. I grew up thinking that baking a cake recipe was very complex and required a whole day of work to do properly, although in hindsight it all depends on which cake recipe you are using. I wish I had known about this do nothing cake recipe, as it makes baking a cake a breeze by narrowing down the ingredients and cooking process to the simplest form possible. All while maintaining a sweet and savory flavour that is sure to be an instant crowd pleaser.
The ingredient you will need for this do nothing cake recipe include all purpose flour, granulated sugar, lightly beaten eggs, baking soda, salt, and crushed pineapple with juice. The ingredients you will need for the icing recipe include butter, sugar, evaporated milk, chopped walnuts or pecans, and coconut.
To start preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then in a large bowl whisk together all the cake ingredients until they are just combined. Then pour the cake mixture into a greased 13 by 9 baking pan, and bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick, inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Be mindful not to overbake the cake. When the cake is baking, prepare the frosting recipe. Then heat the butter, sugar and evaporated milk in a small pot until boiling. Then cook and stir for approximately five minutes, or until it is slightly thickened. Then remove the mixture from heat and add in the coconut and chopped pecans.
Remove the cake from the oven, and then using a kabob skewer or wooden spoon handle, start poking holes into the cake. You need to poke the holes so that hot frosting has plenty of room to get down and soak into the cake. Then pour the frosting over the hot cake, making sure to spread it out so itís evenly dispersed. Then allow the cake to cool for a bit before cutting. This cake recipe is very moist because of all the frosting that seeps into the cake.
Walnuts can be bought in two different forms, in either their shells or without shells. The walnut meats at times be as large as halves or any smaller portions that may happen during processing, candied or as an ingredient in other foodstuffs. Pickled walnuts are the whole fruit that can be savory or sweet depending on the preserving solution. Walnut butter can be homemade or purchased in both raw and roasted forms. All walnuts can be eaten on their own (raw, toasted or pickled) or as part of a mix such as muesli, or as an ingredient of a dish. Walnuts are a nutrient dense food, in a 100 gram serving of walnuts, there are 15.2 grams of protein, 65.2 grams of fat, and 6.7 grams of dietary fiber. Walnuts are a very healthy snack, high in protein and fiber.