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ISO recipe for 'Pink Cloud Dessert'

foodmaven May 14, 2008 08:50 AM

I'm looking for a recipe for "pink cloud dessert" - my mom's favourite childhood birthday cake (in the '60s). My grandmother, who passed away many years ago, left an incomplete recipe - only ingredients without much in the way of direction.

I understand you use an angel food cake mix, prepare according to directions, but tint half the mix with red food colouring and peppermint extract, and add coconut to the other half. I'm not sure how they are combined and baked, and the cake is then frosted with pink-tinted whipped cream.

I would love to make it for my mom for her upcoming birthday. Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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  1. withalonge RE: foodmaven May 14, 2008 10:37 AM

    wow, just googled "pink cloud dessert".. and got a lot of recipes for that pink salad that usually involves cottage cheese/cool whip & fruit cocktail. my great, great aunt used to make that.. but also a cake that sound similar to yours... but what I am wondering is was it a layer cake? my aunt made hers in a pyrex pan.... for easy serving at church functions, etc. alas I don't have her recipe... they were lost after she passed away.

    but I did find a few this... which sounds simlar to what my aunt used to make...


    my aunt would garnish hers with strawberries.... but it was pretty coco-nutty, maybe the peppermint & tinting was your grandma's touch?

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      cyberwiz RE: foodmaven Jan 6, 2009 06:53 PM

      Strawberry Cool Whip Cake
      (by Shirley McNevich)
      1 - 6oz. box strawberry Jell-O (DRY--do NOT mix according to box directions)
      1 - 16oz. package frozen sliced strawberries (thawed but NOT drained)
      1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix
      3/4 cup canola oil
      1/2 cup water
      3 TBSP flour
      Frosting: 1 - 8oz. Cool Whip, fresh sliced strawberries for garnish

      In a mixer add dry Jell-O, dry cake mix, flour, water, and canola oil--beat until smooth. Add 1 - 16oz. package of sliced strawberries--beat. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Make sure Cool Whip has been refrigerated for 2 hours. Spread Cool Whip on cooled cake. Garnish with the fresh sliced strawberries (dry the strawberries on paper towels if they are too wet).

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        Steady Habits RE: foodmaven Jan 6, 2009 08:56 PM

        Here's something that's very close, although it uses a different frostiing and doesn't include coconut. But you could fold in coconut to half of the batter and use your whipped cream frosting:


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          foodmaven RE: Steady Habits Jan 21, 2009 07:08 PM

          thanks, Steady Habits - that's the closest I've been able to find yet.

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          lsears8 RE: foodmaven Apr 28, 2014 05:22 PM

          Pink cloud cake was my favorite cake as a child. My mom would fix it for me every birthday. Did you find the recipe. I would love to make it! Childhood memories :)

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