Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mexican Wedding Cake


This recipe was given to me a long time ago, and I have no idea why it is called Mexican Wedding Cake. It is absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Everyone I know loves this cake.

Mexican Wedding Cake

Mix by hand or in a mixer:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple

Put in a greased 9x13 pan, and bake at 350º F. for about 35 minutes.

Frosting:

8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners' sugar
juice of one lemon

A plain buttercream frosting with a little lemon juice is also great. Same as above only instead of cream cheese, add a little milk.

22 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Let me know if you try it, okay?

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  2. This looks delightful and like you said it sounds easy to make!! I'm going to have to get a little book to put all your recipes in!!

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  3. This looks like one of those cakes the DH can't resist. It's the cream cheese icing. I'm gonna give this one a go! Oh, regarding your Pres. Obama post, we were glued to the telly over here, couldn't help but think I was witnessing history being made. Oh, I was digging Aretha Franklin's hat too.

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  4. Sounds delicious...I'll have to try this one. Yesterday I made your maple-oatmeal muffins again, using butter instead of oil, and they were even better!

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  5. Staci, what a nice, nice thing to say!
    Dulce Domum, I bet he will like it even without the cream cheese. This is a great cake! And I loved Aretha's hat. :<)
    JoAnn, butter is always better, isn't it?! :<) Thank you for letting me know. I love feedback on recipes.

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  6. Thanks! I'll use this recipe soon.

    BTW, I check your blog every day.

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  7. I have also been scrolling thru your blog and copying recipes. When you list MILK, would SKIM MILK be okay? Or am I supposed to use WHOLE MILK?

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  8. I had a recipe similar to this and loved it. This looks really yummy!

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  9. Gigi, thanks so much for leaving a note. I use whole milk, but I assume any milk would be good. We get our milk from a local dairy farmer, and not only is it whole, it is raw, and the best tasting milk imaginable!
    Kay, it is just delicious!

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  10. Wow, I am going to make that cake! Thank you Nan. And thank you for your so very kind words. I am afraid when yuo read my blog it was unfinished (I was having a helluva time posting the photos for some reason). So do call by and look again if you have time. I am off to read more of your earlier posts.

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  11. Cait, you'll love it, I'm sure! And I will be back to visit soon.

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  12. Nan, that cake looks yummy! I copied the recipe down and put it in my recipe box!

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  13. Sherri, that pleases me so much.

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  14. What's not to like about this delicious cake? (Doesn't make any differnece what it's called or how it got its name ... a keeper!)

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  15. It tastes as good as it sounds and looks, Joey! And it stays moist for days (if it isn't eaten sooner!).

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  16. Oh scrummy I will have to make this thank you.

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  17. Nan, I made this cake yesterday for my son's birthday. He loves pineapple so when I saw it here I wanted to make it for him. We all described the cake as yummy and the frosting is the best cream cheese frosting I've ever had! Thanks for a great recipe.

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  18. Catherine Mary, thanks so much for letting me know. I love to hear when people try a recipe, whether they like it or not! It's so good to be hearing from you again. I saw that melisma was closed, so I'm glad to be in touch this way. (though I do miss your words - you have a real gift for writing)

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  19. my cousin makes these cakes to sell at a tea shop in a small town in texas.

    i was looking for a photo to post on my blog and found your great blog.

    can i borrow this photo? (and send readers back here?)

    thanks!

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  20. Laurie, of course it's fine, but I think just maybe she makes something else with the same name. Over the years I've read of Mexican Wedding Cakes, and they were not this. Type 'mexican wedding cake' into google, and you'll see what I mean! Lots of recipes out there. Thanks for stopping by. I've just been over to your blog, and I'll be back to spend more time. Oh, those dogs!

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