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Pineapple Butternut Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons butternut flavoring
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Filling

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butternut flavoring
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, halved

Instructions

  1. Cake: Cream sugar and shortening.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.
  3. Add milk and flavoring.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes in 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.
  6. Filling: Cook the first 5 ingredients until thick.
  7. Add remaining ingredients.
  8. Spread filling between layers, then ice entire cake.