Saturday, October 20, 2007

Baking Dad's Birthday Cake

Mom and I have decided that this is the cake that we're going to make for dad's birthday.
Pina Colada Cake

1 package white pudding cake mix ( 2 layer cake size box)
1 cup coconut
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup rum (we plan on getting dad bammed up so he takes us out for ice cream! shhhhhh)
1/2 cup water (gee, is this counter-productive???)


1 cup cushed pineapple, undrained
1 small package instant coconut cream pudding
1/3 cup rum ( I think this might work- hehehehe)
1 container ( 8 or 9 oz.) whipped topping

Combine cake mix, coconut, eggs, 1/2 cup rum and water at medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 9" X 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Do not underbake! Cool in pan for 15 minutes and remove and cool on rack. (We didn't remove the cake from the pan)

For frosting, beat pineapple, pudding and rum until well blended. Fold in whipped cream. Frost cake and chill!

We made one slight change! We found this coconut flavored stuff and thought this might be even more flavorful than rum and check out the bracelet around the bottle's neck! Can I wear that while we bake mom?!
Here's our prepared pan - all buttered and floured. We're just waiting for the batter to mix for 4 minutes!
Oops! Sorry I stuck my nose in the pan and messed it up mom! I'm sure the drool will add that extra special touch that we need for dad's cake!
I'm testing it to make sure it's just perfect before the batter goes into the pan! It's perfect mom! Dump it in!

Mom let me have a full beater of batter for all of my hard efforts!

OMG, but that's good! I wonder if cake batter helps beards to grow too! I'll let you all know real soon!The cake is in the oven baking away! Mom says we'll wait till tomorrow to frost it. It needs to cool once it comes out of the oven.

I'm looking forward to tasting that frosting tomorrow and hopefully, mom will let Mitch and I have a piece of dad's birthday cake too!

So until tomorrow..................

Love ya lots,



Hana said...

Yum! Your recipe sounds delicious! My mom was gonna make some chocolate chip cookies today, but now she is rethinking and might make your pina colada cake instead!! I think you should include it in Ivy's dog blogger's cookbook. See the lats paragraph here for the link to the cookbook.

Hana said...

I meant, see the LAST paragraph....

Pacco de Mongrel said...

thx for sharing d recipe..

n do tell us whether did cake batter can aid in beard growing...

Faya said...

Oh it looks sooooooooo good....
I like the way you help your mom in the kitchen.... you are a great cook....
Kisses, Faya

Molly and Taffy said...

Oooh Maggie you help out with the cooking and lick all the bowls clean. Mum's little helper!

Personally I think all dogs should have the responsibility of lending a helping hand with the washing up.


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4xBs said...

that sure does look like a yummy cake. you have to get a piece of it to make sure it is cooked and frosted just right for your dad. you look like you are a very good kitchen helper, miss Maggie. we like a girl who can cook.


Jackson said...

Hey Maggie, it's nice being helpful in the kitchen, isn't it? Your cake recipe sounds pawsome. Can't wait to find out whether cake batter aids beard growth! I suspect it might! J x

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! Maggie!!!!! What funnest!!!! What funnest!!!! I can't wait to hear what this cake tastes like!!!!!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Scrappy and Pebbles said...

Maggie what a great help in the kitchen you are. Let us know how the cake tasted won't you?

Happy weekend
Scrappy and Pebbles

Ivy said...

oh my dogness that cake looks wondogerful! my lindsay likes to bake cakes but she isnt supposed to drink rum. maybe after bp comes we will haf a cake to celebrate!

i wud luv it if you wanted to be part of the dog bloggers cookbook like hana suggested!

Ivy said...

oh and i think that licking cake batter beaters must make your beard grow cuz wenever my lindsay makes a cake i get one beater and my randy gets to lick the other and he never had a problem growing his beard!

tee hee!

luv ivy

Noah the Airedale said...

Thanks for the recipe Maggie. We're going to try it out on the B&B guests.
You're a very good helper BTW. Hope we get to help when our pinkies make the cake.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Harry said...

I don't think your dad will be fit to drive you for ice cream after a slice of that yummy sounding cake! Ma is saying yum to Malibu!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Hana said...

Maggie, when you take a picture of the final product, I think you (and Mitch) should be in it!!

By the way, when you submit the page to the dog blogger's cookbook, since you have so many pics, maybe you might want to put it on 2 pages instead of 1. I only used one page for my recipe because it was short and I didn't have a lot of pics.

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch!

That cake looks scwumtious!
I bet youw supewvising and the little dwool helped make it even bettew!!! Have the Happiest Birfday! Maggie and Mitchy's Dad...We KNowyou will !
smoochie kisses
pee ess. I did NOT get that whole piece of cake..the hoomans wewe too gweedy

Patience-please said...

Oh you have to have the BEST Servant in the WORLD! Wow that cake sounds yummy and you got to help. We got to share the Servant's chicken tonight, but no cake for dessert, dan it.

the travelin' half of the whippets

Preston said...

Maggie, you are such a good helper in the kitchen! I tried to be one but my mommy wouldn't let me. ohh just reading the recipe makes my drool! I will have to wear a bib before reading your post tomorrow!


Kirby said...


You're like a professional baker! Too cool!! The cake sure looked good getting made, so I'm sure it will be oh so yummy to eat! Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep on baking!

Your pal,

Girasol said...

You are cheking and tasting how your humans are making the cake...and is a good thing.
That recipe look good.

Persephone & Buster said...

Maggie-girl, can you save us some of that batter off the egg-beater? That looks SO GOOD--ya know, it'd look even better smeared on the muzzle of a blue-black dog! The recipe DID say 1/3 quart of rum, right?

Wish your Dad a very happy birthday for us!


Seffie & Buster

T-man said...

Ooh, Mom wants to try your recipe!! That sounds dee-lish-ish!!

CC-man's birthday is coming up, but Mom doesn't want him eating rum cake...he's only 18, not 21 yet! We'll make the cake after CC-man's birthday celebration.

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow! Sounds like a great cake! WWe sent your whole blog entries along with terrerieriffic pics to some friends.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie
With that much rum sure you will get your ice cream!
Sure you had fun helping your mom to bake this cake. Of course we want pictures of the final product!
Have a good night

Amber-Mae said...

Ooooooo, the cake sounds like it's going to be really delicious! Can't wait to see what the cake will look like when it's done.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

That cake sounds like it's going to be soooo tasty! I love to eat the cake mix too - which reminds me I better get HM baking something again soon - it's been a while!

Hope you both get a piece of the cake when it's all finished :)


Ivy said...

i think a pickture of the cake wif you in it is much better than just the cake.

errr... that means you in the pickture not you in the cake. yeah.

Gus said...

That cake sounds so yummy. I am going to get my human to make us some of that. She loves to bake when the weather gets cooler. She says it warms the house. Sis likes to help but she mostly likes the beater licking part also.. Enjoy
Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Caz said...

This is definately a scrummy cake.You lucky thing licking the beaters, by the look in your eyes you scoffed it down quick.
Hope you get to taste the icing too


Joe Stains said...

omdog that recipe looks pawesome, I can't wait to see the final product! did you get to sip some rum??

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

This is very exciting. Mama never bakes before. We doubt she knows how to bake.

Boy n Baby

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Malibu! ooooooh my, I really want to come and live with you now!

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Boy am I hungry now...what a beard you evidenced on the last's impressive...and with the batter in!!!


Koobuss said...

You are an excellent baking assistant, Maggie. I bet that is one of your favorite jobs!

Koobuss Kisses,

Mojo said...

How long is that tongue licking the beater?!

My Mum saw that bottle of Malibu and started laughing. Says it brought back vivid memories of her youth. I can't imagine it because I think she has always been middle aged.

Stanley said...


I'm catching up on everything I missed while my girl was gone.

Whoa! Your mama sure likes to have you around when she's working in the kitchen. Where was Mitch during all that time?

I'm with Mojo about your tongue! It looks like it could snake through those beaters and lick up all the cake batter in one swipe!

Hope your dad loved his cake!

Goober love & beard-growing Zen,