One thing about little towns, there are all kinds of bake sales, especially around here for the different little town volunteer fire departments. Cottonwood VFD ladies had a bake sale, it is always in front of the only market in town, and I went up to look over all the beautiful baked goods. One cake caught my eye...it had a label on it as Mexican Wedding Cake. It looked to good to resist, so I bought it along with a little extra donation to a worthy cause. That evening for summer, i went out to the refrigerator to get the cake. I cut Benny and i each a big piece and sat down to watch TV and eat it...then I had a second piece, and really wanted a third...LOL..I was in love with this cake. I tried and tried to find out who baked it to no avail. Then yesterday, the same little group were back again for a fundraiser. I asked who had baked that cake the last time I bought from them...several names were suggested..I bought a big pan of chocolate brownies for a church social and went on my way. Last night, we had our church social, and I was talking to my friend Francis about this wonderful cake that came from her town...we often share recipes and love to eat those really special recipes we talk about for weeks...We really had a big laugh to find out she had made that cake...so this morning, at church, she gave me the recipe I have hunted down for months...and so I share it with you...
MEXICAN WEDDING CAKE
( Francis )
Sift together: (in a Large bowl)
2 cups sifted flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons soda
Make a well in the center and add:
2 eggs, beaten
1 20 ounce can crushed Pineapple with juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped Pecans
Mix until well blended. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake
at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.
Place on a rack to cool while you are making the icing.
1 stick margerine at room temperature
1 8 ounce Cream Cheese at room temperature
Add and mix well...
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Spread on the cake while it is still warm (but not hot)
She told me she used walnuts instead of pecans for that cake.