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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Princess Diana Wedding Cake

I have to tell you that when we went to see the Princess Diana Exhibit earlier this month click here the wedding cake wasn't of particular interest to me.  Stupid me......after we had toured the exhibit we went across the street to the Amway Grand Hotel to see a replica of "the cake" that they had on display in the lobby of the hotel, again not an overwhelming moment for me.  We decided to have lunch at one of the restaurants in the hotel, all of the hotel restaurants were featuring the cake as a dessert choice.  I ordered the cake because duh isn't that part of the experience?  This would not have been anything I would have normally chosen on a dessert menu, I would go straight for the chocolate whatever and order that.  This cake was fabulous, fabulous I say.  Not a drop of chocolate and yet one of my all time favorite cakes. As a caveat for this post I have not tried the recipe below as of yet, I plan to serve it at a luncheon later this month but after checking several sites this one along with several others have all the ingredients that were in the cake served at the hotel.  If you've tried this recipe already please let me know what you thought.


1 1/4 cup oil
3 eggs, beaten with mixer
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
8 ounces crushed pineapple, with juice
1 1/2 cup chopped bananas
1 cup chopped apples
3/4 cup coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice (I prefer pecans)

Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/4 cup oil,( I'll use 1 stick softened butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar


At the hotel there was a little puddle of sour cream with a hint of sugar and cinnamon. This doesn't show on any recipes that I've researched so I think it was the Pastry Chef's little addition.

The white chocolate crown served on the top of each slice was the family home Althorp insignia .

Grease and flour the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan.

Mix together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract. Sift the dry ingredients; add to mixture. Chop semi-fine the nuts and fruits and fold into mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 48 minutes.

Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Frosting

Mix oil (I plan to use butter rather than oil for the frosting) and vanilla extract into cream cheese. Add powdered sugar. Mix well. 
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Beth said...

What a lovely cake, and what fun you must have had! Thanks for sharing and best wishes on your retirement!
Blessings, Beth

Anita said...

Wow it kind of sounds like a Hummingbird cake. Looks really good, and I might try it after I lose a few pounds:-)

alissa said...

I didn't know that the Amway actually added the cake to their menu! I will have to give it a try. I haven't been to the exhibit yet either. I guess I better hurry up and go before it's over.
Happy New Year,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

A cake fit for a princess. Such a pretty cake as well as delicious!
Thanks for sharing it.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I haven't tried a cake like this but it sure sounds delicious. What a fun time you must have had. Joni

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Oh, do let us know when you've tried it if it is indeed the same cake that you had, I'd have loved to have had a taste.

Donnie said...

That looks beautiful and the recipe doesn't seem all that involved. Wonder if anyone has made it before.

Amy said...

Interesting experience! I really wonder how the recipe would turn out! :)