I am 'going' on a picnic and I am bringing a “Xmas Coconut Wreath Cake” that begins with the letter “X”. My friend and food blogger Louise, from “Months of Edible Celebrations” is the hostess of this year on-line picnic, called “The Picnic Game.” She has hosted this game for 6 years. Louise starts organizing by getting out her picnic basket at the end of June. Then, the final round up is usually July 1 st. as July is “National Picnic Month.” If you would like to join the Picnic Game, you can visit Louise anytime for more details. So come and join me as we visit all of our friend’s picnic blankets, and get an opportunity to taste the goodies from each basket. It's an enjoyable way to meet new people and form friendships with other lovely food bloggers. I’m hungry, so let’s check out what everyone has at their picnic table!
You're going on a picnic and you're bringing…………..
(Click on each recipe and it will bring you to the owner of this fabulous dish!)
A-Angel Food Cake
B-Basil Leaves in Caramelized Prawns
D-Darned Easy Potato Salad
F-Fourth of July Picnic S'more Tartlets
G-Gluten-Free & Eggless Chocolate Steamed Cake
H-Ham Cheesy Patties
I- Italian Frittata with Vegetables
J- Jelly Roll
K-Kahlua Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Bread
L-Lemon Lavender Cupcakes
M-Meringue Roulade with Raspberries
N-Nutella Rice Pudding
O-Old-Time Favorite Iced Red Bean Popsicles
Q-Quinoa Blueberry Mango Salad
R-Raspberry & Fig Cobbler
S-Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (Helado de frutillas y cheesecake)
T- Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread
U-Uninvited Smashed Potatoes
X- “Xmas Coconut Wreath Cake”
Y- Yellow Squash Crustless Quiche
Z- Zucchini Cake-Double Chocolate
The beginning of July is in the next few days, and as you know it is known as “National Picnic Month“ So, go to the attic or garage and dust off your picnic basket, get your blanket, and pack some yummy food. Are you ready for your picnic now? Wait, you can’t go anywhere yet, you need to plan this a little more. First you need to decide what type of picnic is this, do you want to go to the park, the beach, or go on a hike? Picnics are extremely popular with couples in love and families with children.
I think we are all set now to go on our picnic. My recipe today is called…(remember there is Xmas in July)
“Xmas Coconut Wreath Cake”
1 pkg. (2--layer size) cake mix. White cake is best but can use yellow cake mix.
1 can of Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package of sweetened shredded or flaked coconut
1 big red bow
Follow directions on cake box, and then pour into greased, floured Bundt pan. I want it to be round to resemble a wreath with a hole in the center. Bake according to directions on the cake box. Cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool for another 15 to 20 minutes on a rack. After cooled then put on a plate and frost with the cream cheese frosting. It is fine if frosting is not perfect. Now you take the shredded coconut in your hand and carefully pat on some of the coconut. Go around the cake and the top as well as the hole in the middle. Cover cake completely with the coconut. Now that the cake is coated, attach your red bow on one side of the cake and now you have a “Xmas Coconut Wreath Cake.”
It is so moist and sweet due to the coconut. Plus, it is pretty placed on a plate that your guests at your picnic will be amazed. Have a great time at the picnic and don’t forget to visit all the other picnic letters….Enjoy!!!
Till Next Time……………………………….....
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