Gooey Butter Cakes

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This Gooey Butter Cakes recipe is the result of combining two heavenly exotic flavors, pineapple, and coconut together. Rich, decadent flavors like pineapple and coconut are married for life. They go so well hand in hand that, it is impossible to go wrong when you bake dessert recipes with these two ingredients. These bite-sized beauties are served into little bars once the cake is baked and cooled completely. The specialty of this fancy but easy dessert is that the pineapple bits and shredded coconut is folded into the cake which is why they turn out so moist, light-as-air and rich as well. You could even glaze them with a choice of a sweet sauce if you wish or eat them just plain. But since these little cakes are moist and taste great on their own you probably might want to skip glazing them. It is a delectable and flavorsome recipe so much so that your guests will remember the taste for days. It's a perfect snack for picnics, brunch, parties, family gathering or even birthday parties. Serve these bars as a side with a hot cup of coffee or with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream as well. Pineapple is also an excellent fruit to play with in dessert recipes because of it is naturally sweet and succulent. Apart from the nutritional value of pineapple, this dessert is highly enjoyable and is one of the best dessert recipes ever.

Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness that adds a distinct flavor to desserts. For a healthy option, if possible use unsweetened coconut in dessert recipes. You could even make unsweetened coconut flakes in your kitchen to get the maximum health benefits of coconut flakes nutrition. Just throw coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a course texture. Coconut flakes nutrition plays a vital role in promoting lauric acid to the body, which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Besides the several health benefits that come from unsweetened coconut flakes nutrition, it is also low in carbs.

Nutrition Facts for: Gooey Butter Cakes from Melissa's Southern Kitchen

Ingredients: Yellow cake mix, butter, egg, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, crushed pineapple, sweetened flaked coconut.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 200, Calories from Fat 105, Total Fat 11.7g 18%, Saturated Fat 6.9g 34%, Cholesterol 49mg 16%, Sodium 177mg 7%, Potassium 45mg 1%, Carbohydrates 22.4g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 16.3g, Protein 2.2g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 11%, Calcium 1%, Iron 5%

Go ahead and sprinkle your favorite blanched nuts on top of these cakes before you put them in the oven to give that crunchy twist. You could also dust cinnamon on top to give a fresh whiff of flavor in this recipe. The nutritional value of pineapple comes from the enzymes present in pineapple that are anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and aid digestion. Other pineapple nutrients are vitamin C and A. For the best quality of pineapples, always look for Costa Rica- or Hawaii-grown pineapples.Thank you to Melissa at the ‘Melissa's Southern Kitchen' food blog for sharing this yummy Gooey Butter Cakes recipe with us. Do visit Melissa's blog for more fancy but easy desserts that are perfect for any occasion. This recipe is one of a kind and a special dessert that you can make for family and friends. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this much deserving pineapple coconut dessert!

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