Today is the day! Many Wind-in-the-Willows lovers all over the world are having a Tea Party today! We're welcoming the Willows Three back to their home in Colorado with Pom Pom. Click over and check out her party today.
Here's the watercolor I painted over a year ago, of Mole, Ratty, and Badger. They had their tea party outdoors by the river.
Mix all ingredients together by hand:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar (I used less.)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, with the juice
1/2 cup pecans
Bake in greased 9x13" pan at 325º for 40 minutes or until tested done.
Mix together and frost while cake is still warm:
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick soft butter
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup pecans (opt.)
I had no pecans, so I used some chopped, sliced almonds instead, and it was good, although pecans are always better. Notice this is a fat-free cake; the juice from the pineapple is the liquid. It's a moist cake with a great flavor.