Old fashioned (vintage) cake that just screams summer. This Tropical Summer Cake is layered with angel food cake, marshmallow, pineapple, nuts and topped with whipped topping and coconut.
“This post and recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
Big shoutout to Dixie Crystals Sugar for making this recipe possible. Dixie Crystals is my favorite sugar for all of my baking needs.
We all have childhood memories that revolve around food. This is one of those memories I have. This Tropical Summer Cake made the rounds of my elementary school and was present at ever bake sale I can remember.
You really cannot find a more summer cake if you tried. It was easy to find in an old school cookbook and I immediately got a little nostalgic. I mean, the cake is delicious, but it’s so easy and I ate it so often as a kid. When it comes to things like that, you just can’t help but have associated memories. Am I right?
It’s not a difficult recipe. You start with an angel food cake. You can make it from scratch, which I did because I happened to need another one for something else.
You can also simply purchase a store-bought one. They are relatively inexpensive.
Next you just need a bag of large marshmallows and some milk, a can of crushed pineapple, nuts of your choice (we used chopped walnuts), and either homemade or store-bought whipped cream.
Top it all with some shredded coconut and you have a cake that tastes completely homemade.
I let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour but two is better, before serving. It allows all the flavors to meld and makes cutting it much easier. Also keeps it from falling apart when serving.
Not that falling apart is a bad thing because nobody will care once they take a bite. As you can see we pop a maraschino cherry on top for presentation purposes. Because we can.
I love old-style vintage cakes and when they are as easy and delicious as this one is, you just can’t go wrong.
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Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
Her motto in life: Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots. Always, always laugh lots.