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Had some major errands to do first thing this morning so didn't get to watering til after 4pm...it was 90F and unpleasant. I guess that will show me!
The apples on the Fall branch of our apple tree are starting to look really yellow and get a slight red glow...probably will pick them the first week of August or sooner.
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(2) boxes white cake mix
the ingredients the box tells you to use (butter, oil, eggs, etc.)-use the quantity the box tells you to
(1) can of coconut milk
(1) tsp.almond extract
(2) T powdered sugar
sweetened shredded coconut
(1) tub cream cheese frosting
Follow the directions on the box for the amount of eggs and oil used. Instead of using milk or water for the liquid, use the coconut milk. Make sure to shake the can really well, to mix the cream.
Add 1 tsp of almond extract to the batter.Save the rest of the can of coconut milk, we're going to use it later.
Using a round 4qt crockpot, spray your crockpot with cooking spray, and pour in batter. Cover and cook on high for 2-5 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
When the cake is finished, mix 1/2 cup of the reserved coconut milk with 2 T of powdered sugar. Poke holes in the hot cake with a skewer and pour the sweetened coconut milk over the top of the cake. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for about an hour. Spread cream cheese frosting and sprinkle some coconut on top. You can serve the cake right out of the crockpot!
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