Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pineapple Cake Extraordinaire!

Hello Everybody! Last night I promised the recipe to this oh so fabulous cake! My mother-n-law gave it to me years ago! Before my husband and I were even married! It's his favorite cake! For years I didn't make it for him because the kids always wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing which my husband loves too! I made it one year for my boss on her 49th birthday; my dear friend who was my manager at Curves. She's the one working at the jewelry shoppe now! You know, the one who got my hubby to get me that amethyst ring for our anniversary! Come to think of it...I ought to make her one now just to thank her!

Of course I'm linking to Michael's wonderful blog http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com. Be sure and check out all the wonderful recipes everyone else is sharing today!

My menu for my husbands 51st birthday was a wonderful pork tenderloin out of Southern Living's cookbook, the DH's favorite potatoes out of the Silver Palate Cookbook from way back, and a great salad I got out of Better Homes and Gardens magazine! I served a wonderful Zinfadel from the wineries at the Biltmore Estate! I am usually a Merlot lady myself but this was perfect! And it had such a beautiful pink color too it! Okay, for the moment you've been waiting for! (sorry I didn't take pics of the food!)

Favorite Pineapple Cake:

1 yellow cake mix

1 15 oz. can crushed pineapple

1 pint sour cream

4 tbsp. corn starch

1/2 to 1 cup sugar ( I used 3/4 cup)

Make the cake as directed on the box. It helps to oil and flour the pans for easy release. Let cool thouroughly. I made the cake 2 days in advance and wrapped well in saran wrap and you can either freeze or store layers in refridgerator. Cut each layer in half with serrated knife before adding filling.

To make filling: In med. saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Add pineapple (juice too) and cook carefully until thickened. Try not to burn! Cool completely and then add sour cream stirring slowly to blend well. Fill between halved layers of cake. FYI: I actually forgot to add sour cream this time but it was still delicious!

Cooked White Fluffy Icing:

In top of double boiler combine:

2 egg whites

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1/3 cup water

Beat with hand mixer until icing forms stiff peaks. Yes, this may take a while! But it is worth it! Let cool slightly and fold in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract. When cooled, ice your cake as normal.

This is a cake made best atleast 1 night before serving! Enjoy!


  1. That does sound good and thanks for sharing the recipe. I need to get off this computer, I am gaining weight just reading about everyone's "Foodie Friday" contributions. :) Got things to do, but waiting for it to warm up a little bit.

  2. I'll wager this is delicious. I can imagine how moist the pineapple would make this cake. Yum.

  3. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, it's soooo sweet to see you back to blogging!!! I have missed you terribly!!! Sooo...how are you doing and what have you been up to? Have you been busy with work? I'm pretty much doing the same ol'...same ol'! Hehe! My life stays on a pretty "even keel"!

    Well my friend, I just took a peek at your beautiful Autumn tablescape! Ohhh...and I love your fabulous Fall china! Hehe! If you hadn't said anything...no one would have known the difference! I know...I have seen sooo many beautiful...decorative paper items...it just amazes me! I guess we've "come along way baby!" Ohhh...I just love the beautiful flower arrangement that you created for the centerpiece...such lovely and vibrant Autumn colors! It sure does make the most beautiful header photo too...I love it!!! In fact, I love your new Autumn blog dress...so very pretty!!!

    Mmm...your pineapple cake sounds divine, Girlfriend! Thank you so sharing your recipe with us! I don't think I've ever made any type of pineapple cake! I hate to say it but my honey doesn't like pineapple...I know...so sad!!!

    Well Darlin'...I'm in the middle of another project and have been posting about it. Come by for a visit and give me your opinion...I truly value it!!! Ohhh...and I'm just soooo happy to see you back, Girl!!! You are one of my bestest friends here!!!

    Love ya,

  4. I love to bake with sour cream and the addition of pineapple make a GREAT!!! and MOIST!!! cake.

  5. Sounds divine! In fact, the whole dinner menu does and I'm sure it was enjoyed. I'm new here as well as to the blog world...so enjoy looking around. You have a beautiful home!

  6. There are a few versions of this recipe floating around, and it is pretty tasty, I must admit!


  7. Okay, I am a dummy! Do you cook the egg whites or just beat them or both ? :) I know this is a good and I bet it was beautiful! Your menu sounds wonderful. Hope he appreciated it!

  8. Oh, this sounds soooooo good. I have a pineapple cake recipe that I like too, but this just sounds wonderful. I will have to give it a try. Hugs, Marty

  9. Lauralu, this sounds so good. I may have to try this for Thanksgiving dinner. Good to see you back in Blogville. Your fall background and header look so pretty. laurie

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  11. Hi Lauralu! This sounds wonderful! I will have to try it. Pineapple cake is sooo moist! I love your Fall blog dress! My friend who goes to Curves saved your Diane article for me and finally gave it to me a few weeks ago! I've been meaning to come by and tell you how great you look! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. Lauralu, just poppin in to wish you a most blessed Thanksgiving to you and all those most precious to you.


  14. Hello Girlfriend...

    Just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!! I didn't hear of your plans...are you staying home and hosting Thanksgiving? Ours will be small...just Russell and I and the two kids! I am really missing all my girls and sweet grandchildren...would have loved spending it with them!!!

    Well dearest friend...during this time of Thanksgiving...I am thanking the Lord for all of my many blessings and I count you as one of those!!! Our friendship means so very much to me...love you, Dearheart!!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)