I am not sure about my cake this year, but hopefully I will figure out what I want for it by this weekend. Last year I had a whoopie pie cake, which I really should share with you guys but today I wanted to share a classic recipe, kind of updated. It is tired and true Hawaiian fruit salad, but I updated it. I learned this from a co-worker and I really wanted to share it with you.
Here is how you do it:
1 can mandarin oranges
1 can crushed pineapple
1 bag shredded coconut-or add to taste
1 bag miniature marshmallows
1 8oz tube of Cool Whip
1 3.4 oz Vanilla Pudding
1 8oz Cream Cheese-room temperature
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
Drain mandarin oranges and pineapple.
While the fruit is draining, in a mixing bowl whip your cream cheese until fluffy and stir in your cool whip. It should be a light, creamy mixture.
In a large bowl, combine pineapple, mandarin oranges, and coconut. Add miniature marshmallows and mix well. Put in refrigerator and let cool and marinate for a few hours (I find you get the best flavor this way).
I hope you guys try this, it is great for parties and with Memorial Day right around the corner it would amazing for that.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!