Recipe for Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cake

Submitted by: Arayana

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2  cups all purpose flour
cup white sugar
(3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
tspn baking powder
1/2  tspn salt
1/3  cup butter flavored shortening
eggs
1/2  cup spiced rum
tspn vanilla extract
1/2  cup Macadamia Nuts
1/4  cup water
tbsp butter
1/2  cup white sugar
1/4  cup rum
(8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

Cooking Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan.

2.  In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and add shortening, eggs, pineapple, 1/2 cup rum and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in macadamia nuts.

3.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. While cake is still very warm, poke holes all over top of cake with toothpick. Slowly spoon glaze onto cake. Cake will be very moist. Let stand for at least 15 minutes to absorb glaze. Best served while still warm.

4.  To make the glaze: Place water, butter, and 1/2 cup sugar in small sauce pan. Boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup rum.

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