Prep Time 20m
Cook Time 38m
Ready Time 60m
Yield 16 servings (2 8" cakes)


Ingredients
Cake:
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup PET® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Smucker's® Peach Preserves, Pineapple or Apricot Preserves (1 cup)
Topping:
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup PET® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation Directions
CAKE:
  • Step 1Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with the no-stick spray. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Combine cream cheese, butter and sugar in the mixer bowl. Attach mixer bowl and flat beater. Turn to Speed 4 beating until the mixture is light and flugffy. Stop and scrape the bowl. Turn to Stir Speed; add eggs one at a time. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add 1/4 cup evaporated milk and vanilla to bowl. Turn to Stir Speed; gradually add dry ingredients to bowl. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed 4 and blend just until moistened. Evenly divide and spread 1/2 of the batter into the two prepared cake pans. Evenly divide the preserves between the two pans. Evenly divide and spread the remaining batter over the preserves in the pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
TOPPING:
  • Step 1Combine sugar, 2/3 cup of evaporated milk, butter and egg in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Spread over cakes, dividing mixture evenly. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
PET is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC, used by permission.
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