Saturday, June 9, 2012

Strawberry-Coconut Bundt Cake



Our third featured recipe from Gooseberry Patch's newest cookbook: Simple Shortcut Recipes is Strawberry Coconut Pound Cake.  You start with a strawberry cake mix, add in some other ingredients, mix them up (in one bowl) and in less than an hour you're done.  Not only do you have a delicious cake, but a beautiful one too.  I love the vibrant  pink color of this cake!  In the cookbook it even states that it doubles as a centerpiece since it's so pretty!  I love doing reviews for Gooseberry Patch and I'm very grateful that they allow me to do them.  So to show my appreciation I like to give away a little gift to go along with the cookbook.  Since I love coffee, I decided to buy a pack of coffee pot holders, a coffee tea towel, and a set of coffee dish rags.




So as you can see, it's a lovely little gift pack that is just waiting to be shipped to your home!  
All you have to do is enter below :)


Strawberry Coconut Pound Cake

Ingredients are as follows:

1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant coconut pudding mix 
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry jello
4 eggs
1 C water
1/3 C oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease a bundt pan.


In a bowl, beat eggs until pale yellow.


Add the cake mix, pudding mix, jello, water and oil.


Mix until thoroughly combined.


Pour into prepared bundt pan.


Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Cool in pan for 20 minutes; invert onto a plate.  Slice, serve and enjoy!


This recipe is from Simple Shortcut Recipes.


Now it's your chance to win your own copy of this lovely cookbook and all the coffee accessories too!  


All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite shortcut is in a recipe.

Contest Closed!

Congratulations...Sarah's Flowers & Gifts, you are the winner! You said:
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Thanks to all who entered :)



Additional entries can be obtained by leaving a separate comment for each or any of the following:



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This contest will end on June 18th and is open U.S. residents.  The winner will be notified via email so please leave an address :)  Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of Simple Shortcut Recipes, however the opinions expressed are my own.


142 comments:

  1. I love to use soda instead of oil and eggs so my grandaughter can have dessert since she is allergic to eggs.

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  2. My favorite shortcut is to use a box cake mix instead of homemade when making a cake.

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  9. Ilike using mixes with recipes as it go o much faster. But also use applesauce instead of oil sometimes to make it healthier. Thnk you for offering this wonderful give away!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  10. I follow you on FB!

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  11. I also follow GP on FB!

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  12. I follow you on Linky.

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  13. My favorite shortcut is to use refrigerated pie crust when making fruit pies. Sometimes in the summer I also use a premade graham cracker crust in place of a baked crust. It cuts down on a lot of prep time and keeps the kitchen cool!

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  14. I love, love, love using box cake mixes to make desserts that turn out to look like a lot more work than they are :)

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  17. My favorite shortcut recipe is using pre made pesto instead of making it yourself for pesto sauce noodles. Also, angel food cake mix and a can of blueberry pie filling for a super easy fast cake!

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  21. Like Gert, I like to use Applesauce (whenever possible) instead of Oil in recipes. Thank you for doing this Giveaway - very generous of you!

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  26. my favorite shortcut is to use frozen rolls to make pretzels.

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  35. Using applesauce instead of oil is my favorite shortcut!!

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  40. My favorite shortcut recipes are cake mix recipes cookies, quick breads and such.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  45. I will use a box brownie mix for my "well known" mint brownies with topping.

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  46. I love this cake! In fact, cake mix is one of my favorite cheats. So is cool whip. :)

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  50. i use cake mix to make a quick batch of cookies. yum!
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  51. I love ALL shortcuts....especially the recipes using cake mixes.

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  56. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! My favorite shortcut in a recipe is anytime I can use store bought cake mixes, pudding mixes, etc to make "assembled desserts". Have a blessed week! ~EMM

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  59. I like being able to use cake mixes to make yummy desserts that don't require an all day cooking session!

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  60. I purchase frosting rather than making my own.

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  62. Sounds Sensational! Guess you can tell from all the comments that we're all impressed huh? =) I'm PINNING for now...will make this when we aren't trying to stay on a strict eating plan. *-*

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  63. I like using canned rolls rather than making bread for recipes...

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  64. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon. I have seen it on a few blogs now and it looks so refreshing for a cake lol

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  65. I like using rotisserie chicken, especially in the Summer, for recipes calling for cooking the chicken. The cake looks soooo pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  68. I like the short cut of using box cake mix when in a hurry

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  69. I like to use store bought cake mixes and brownie mixes to save on time! keshakeke@aol.com

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  77. YUM! This cake looks incredible-- especially for a summer party! I hope you're having a great weekend!!

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  78. I want to play dress up and eat this cake so sweet. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  79. I love the color! I'll have to look into Gooseberry.

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  80. Favorite short cut is to use 1 Tbsp of vinegar to regular milk when buttermilk is needed so an extra trip to the store is unnecessary!

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  81. Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe on Southern Sundays! Great post!

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  82. Favorite shortcut is to bake with a friend - then I only do 1/2 the work but twice the fun!

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  83. This looks so good! I love coconut and strawberries. NOt to mention I love anything that is quick and easy. Sometimes a girl just wants to whip something up real quick! I'd love for you to share this at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday. Hope to see you there!

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  84. New follower from Someday Crafts. Recipe looks great! Love for you to follow back when you get a chance.

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  85. This looks SO yummy! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  86. I love using a good box brownie mix and then adding different goodies, like marshmallows, candy bars, even a botched batch of no bake cookies as a filling for the brownies. Can't wait to try this strawberry cake!

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  87. I love to use a good box brownie mix then add in a variety of goodies like marshmallows, candy bars and even a botched batch of no bake cookies as a filling for the brownies. Can't wait to try this strawberry cake!!

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  88. This is picture perfect! Hopping by from Mom on a Time out!

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  89. What a lovely gift you are offering to some lucky reader. I always use a little vinegar in milk to make buttermilk. Your strawberry cake looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  90. I like to use a milk and vinegar combo in place of buying buttermilk for recipes! :)

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  96. I like using applesauce instead of butter...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  105. Hmmm...I don't have any shortcuts! Guess I need the cookbook! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  107. I liked gooseberry patch on FB as well. :)

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  109. I followed Gooseberry on Twitter too!

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  110. I love that I can substitute lemon juice in regular milk for buttermilk when I'm in a pinch!

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  111. Beautiful cake -- certainly would make a gorgeous centerpiece! The recipe uses my favorite shortcut, too -- use boxed mixes to jumpstart a spectacular dish. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

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  112. I have a shortcut for Scalloped potatoes- buy 3 boxes of cheap scalloped mixes, prepare as directed but add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, some diced onions and 2 jars of "real" bacon bits. Put all in a casserole dish and throw it in the oven! Everyone will love it won't know the difference.

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  116. I love the color of the cake.

    Shortcut is to keep some salad dressings and use for marinade when I don't have time to make my own.

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  117. Love this recipe! You are rocking the blog Lisa. I hope you are having a great summer. Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  118. thanks so much for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! we hope you'll join us again - Linking each Tues (open all week) gonna try this one for sure!

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  119. Can't wait to try this recipe. I love coconut and have just started using strawberry cake mix. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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  120. Congrats! This recipe is one of my featured recipes over at Southern Sundays!! www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com Hope to see you gain soon!

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  121. My favorite shortcut is doubling my recipe and freezing one for later!

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  124. I'm following "Gooseberry Patch" on Pinterest!

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  126. I follow you on Facebook and also my favorite shortcut PAM cooking spray :)

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  127. That looks so yummy! Love Gooseberry Patch! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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