My daughter, Addison, is 12. She has been through some rough times the past few years. She has been living with us for a little over a year, now, and this week I turned in the paperwork to start the Adoption proceedings! YAY! She truly needs to gain some confidence, so I have been giving her big girl things to do. She loves to help me in the kitchen, so when I found this recipe, I knew that I had to step up my game. I called her into the kitchen and told her to wash her hands, gave her the basic info- and went to the living room. I could see the doubt in her eyes at first, but also the excitement. It was the first time I had given her free reign in the kitchen (of course I was watching carefully). The recipe was so simple, I knew she would be successful, so it was a win-win because in the end I knew we would have a great dessert! When she was finally able to take the cooled cake, plate it up and top it with whipped topping… she was on cloud 9. I heaped on the compliments and I know that simple lesson meant more to her than anything! The recipe is below:
1 (16 ounce) package angel food cake mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a 9×13 inch pan with vegetable oil spray.(we used a bundt pan)
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pineapple (with juice). Mix until well blended. (I let her use my mixer, which she had never done!)
Pour batter into prepared 9×13 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with whipped topping
Watch you little girl gain confidence that no one could imagine a simple recipe could give!
Just 2 ingredients to make a yummy cake!
Published on Bored Panda 072217