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Goof Cake

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From: Gail Ochoa
            San Antonio, TX

This started up around Kerrville, Texas, with a baker I do not know. It was a huge hit - both because it is sooo good, and the origin is so funny. The baker served the cake to friends who liked it, then handed out the recipe. Those friends gave the recipe to their friends, and so on. Somehow the recipe made its way to San Antonio, to my neighbor who in turn gave it to her daughter - who in turn gave it to me. It has now circulated through my family, friends and church members (I took the cake to a potluck dinner at church). My son has adopted the Goof Cake as his favorite birthday cake - he's 33 now.

The cake is very good and has a silly name, all because the original baker GOOFED while making a cake. Who knows!!You may have already gotten it. I included some of my own 'goofs' that I made along the way. I hope you like it as much as we do.

2 cups flour

1-3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

1 large can crushed pineapple

1 cup chopped pecans

Mix first 5 ingredients.

Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13" pan.
Top with pecans.
Bake for 35 mins. at 350.


1 small can evaporated milk

1 stick butter or margarine

3/4 c powered sugar


Mix all together in a small sauce pan.
Cook over low heat.
Boil 3 mins.
Using a toothpick, punch holes in cake and pour glaze over entire cake.

My own 'Goofs':

1 tsp. soda instead of 2 - the cake kept the same taste and texture, but was much lighter in color.

Use half the glaze - use the other half for something else, has a smooth caramel flavor.

Half the pecans in the batter with the other half on top - or leave them out altogether, that's good, too.