Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HAWAIIAN FRUIT CAKE

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1 can (20-oz) crushed pineapple in juice
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup chopped macadamia (or other) nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together; add the butter and mix well. Mix the pineapple and egg together and add to the flour mixture along with the chopped nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

TOPPING:

1 pkg (8-oz) cream cheese
1/4 lb butter, softened at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon extract
2 cups powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and lemon extract. Gradually add the powdered sugar. Spread the frosting over the cake while the cake is still warm.

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