I planned on making cupcakes for the department gathering last weekend.
1small jar Maraschino cherries (3 oz?) - blended/chopped
1 can pinapple (12 oz?) - blended/chopped - saved about half for topping
1/2 - 3/4 c coconut
about 3 T softened butter
about 2 T softened cream cheese
cake mix box (cake box called for a cube of butter and a cup of water but I only added what is listed)
Put in cupcake tins to bake. The oven worked until I clicked to set the timer. I turned it off as it was not recording the time and the oven would not go on again.
So I transferred the batter to a casserole and put in the microwave!
After 4 or 5 minutes I started pulling out to test with knife. I wasn't sure it was going to work at all so I didn't record how many times I did this...
Eventually though the cake was done. The pan was hot.
I used a knife to separate from the sides and flipped it over onto a plate while it was still hot.
The cake came out - just a little stuck to the top of the casserole. I tasted it and it was fine.
Waited for it to cool, then put in the frig.
Right before serving I topped with whipped cream and then poured about half the remaining pineapple on the top.
It was tasty and good.
There were some left overs so I put in little boxes and topped with the rest of the pineapple and some whipped cream before closing the lid.
The department arranged for a taco company to come to make tacos on demand and guests brought desserts. Mine was the only home-made one.
Lots of left over meat, rice, beans so now I need to come up with things to do with this food so it tastes a little different at the many meals we will be eating! (I was told to give left overs to faculty but none have responded to email to come by to pick up or to tell us to bring to campus for them to pick up there.) Next time have to go back to offering to the students then there would not be as much to deal with......
Alex came to this event too!