Regina Merrick’s Pineapple Dream Cake

Regina Merrick’s Pineapple Dream Cake

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Regina Rudd Merrick began reading romance and thinking of book ideas as early as her teenage years when she attempted a happily-ever-after sequel to “Gone With the Wind.”

That love of fiction parlayed into a career as a librarian, and ultimately as a full-time writer. Regina began attending local writing workshops and continued to hone her craft by writing several short and novel-length fan-fiction pieces published online, where she met other authors with a similar love for story, a Christian worldview, and happily-ever-after.

Married for 30+ years and active in their church, Regina and her husband have two grown daughters who share her love of music, writing, and the arts.

She is the author of three books, Carolina Dream (Apr. 2017), Carolina Mercy (July 2018), Carolina Grace (February 2019) in the Southern Breeze Series with Scrivenings Press, LLC, and her novella, “Pawleys Aisle,” a Southern Breeze novella in the Coastal Promises collection, with Mantle Rock Publishing, LLC. Her story, “RenoVating Christmas,” was part of the Hope Is Born collection with the Mosaic Collection, and introduces the character and setting in book one of her new RenoVations Series, Heart Restoration, releasing August 5, 2020.

Connect with Regina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or on her website at https://www.reginaruddmerrick.com.

Regina’s Latest Book Release – Heart Restoration 

RenoVations Series, Book 1 (Mosiac Collection)Regina Merrick's Book Cover Heart Restoration

For interior designer Lisa Reno things go from bad to worse when her contractor brother falls off a ladder and breaks his leg. Now she has to deal with the past coming back to haunt her, an old house with a corpse in the creepy cellar, and her best friend trying her best to fix her up with any man that moves.

Nick Woodward is willing to do his old college roommate a favor – especially since it involves renovating his own inheritance. The last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone. When he lost his wife and unborn child so suddenly, he had made the decision to keep God and everyone else at arm’s length.

So far, so good.

Ah, the difference a trip to a dingy basement makes. Buy the book HERE.

Recipe for Regina Merrick's Pineapple Dream Cake

Regina Merrick’s Pineapple Dream Cake

A Note from the Author.

This is a recipe that has been in my family for years – a good friend gave it to my mom in the 1970s, and it’s definitely stood the test of time. I just made it for my husband’s 59th birthday in July, and it was a hit, once again! I hope you enjoy this cool, refreshing summertime dessert!

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Recipe for Regina Merrick's Pineapple Dream Cake

Regina Merrick's Pineapple Dream Cake

This is a recipe that has been in my family for years – a good friend gave it to my mom in the 1970s, and it’s definitely stood the test of time. I just made it for my husband’s 59th birthday in July, and it was a hit, once again! I hope you enjoy this cool, refreshing summertime dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Recipes, Cool Whip, Crushed Pineapple, Summer Food, Vanilla Pudding
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Glass Measuring Cups
Rubber Spatula
Oblong Cake Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 package Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix or any 1-layer mix or recipe
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3.4 oz. instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 30 oz. crushed pineapple drained (save juice for cake or for drinking)
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip I like the extra-creamy kind!

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake per package directions. Bake cake in 9 x 13" pan. For my glass pan, I baked this cake for 20-25 minutes. Allow cake to cool.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, blend cream cheese until its soft and fluffy. Add in milk and pudding. (The cream cheese doesn't always get totally lump free, but it doesn't show in the final product.)
  • Pour pudding mixture over the cooled cake. Sprinkle drained pineapple over cheese-
  • Sprinkle drained pineapple over the pudding layer.
  • Cover the pineapple with Cool Whip.
  • Keep refrigerated. Best if chilled overnight. Serves 16-20.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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