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                  Week 53 Featured Recipe
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PUNCH BOWL CAKE
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Submitted by Suzy in Connelly, NY, who says that if you have a sweet tooth, this will do the trick!
TOOLS:
Large Mixing Bowl
2 8" round cake pans
Large Wooden Spoon
Small Punch Bowl or Deep glass dish
INGREDIENTS:
1 box yellow cake mix (2 layers)
1 lg box instant vanilla pudding
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 can (15oz) mandarin oranges, drained
2 cans (20oz) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cartons (12oz) Cool Whip
or 1 c chopped pecans
7 oz pkg coconut (optional)
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PREPARATION:
Prepare cake mix according to directions, remove from oven and let cool completely. Prepare pudding according to package instructions. Place small layer of cool whip in bottom of bowl. Put 1 cake layer on top of Cool Whip. Spread of the pudding over top of cake. Layer remaining ingredients, at a time. Do this twice, ending with the cherries on top.

HINTS: The bowl of dessert shown in the picture is one layer of the dessert. My bowl was not large enough to do two layers. This might help you judge how much you want to make. I also prepared a dessert using a wine glass to show that you could make individual servings. I did this by cutting the cake into small circles. You might be able to use cupcakes cut in half, depending on the size of your serving dish. You can be creative with your layering.
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