Polynesian Gooey Butter Cake Ideas?

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After watching on of Paula Deen's thanksgiving shows, where she made a
Pumpkin version, I realized that I could have fun developing new flavors.  
Well, since I'm in Culinary school now, I decided to take a few of them in
to class Monday.  One of the students that is graduating soon asked me
about developing a few for their graduation party, sure, why not.  Okay,
the theme of the party is Polynesian.   Bout the only 3 flavors I associate
with that theme are Pinapple, Coconut & Banana, some Searching yeilded
Papaya as one too.   Now Pinapple and Papaya are pretty wet fruits, so I
don't know how well they'd do in this application.  Macadamia was also
suggested, but I don't know what would be a good flavor to pair it up with.  

So, any suggestions of flavors?   I'll share the recipes when I get them
done :)

Thanks

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Mike H wrote:
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 I would try Pineapple and macadamia, they go well together, and I
think would make a good cake.
Rosie


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I'm gonna try
"Dark Chocolate w/ Coconut & Macadamias"
"Pinapple"
and maybe "Papaya Strawberry"

I think... Depends on what the "client" thinks of those ideas.

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Mike H wrote:
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How 'bout macadamia nut & rum, garnished with toasted coconut curls?


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Can use the dried version of the fruit to control"wetness". Would be
interested in the recipes.

Mike H wrote:
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Actually, the solution, based on Paula Dean's recipe in the Lady & Son's
Cookbook is a 3rd egg in the filling.  Guess it adds enough emulsifers to
set the filling up.  

I'll start working on the first batch tonight or tomorrow.  

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Mike H wrote:
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Hi Mike--I made a Gooey Butter Cake using a Duncan Hines Pinapple
Supreme cake mix.  It turned out great.  --r3


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Great to know.  They picked:

Pineapple Coconut which I'll make two variations of, one iwth Pinapple
Supreme and one with Coconut Supreme.    

Orange Mango which I'll use a yellow mix on...

Dark Chocolate Macadamia w/ Coconut: devils food cake base.  I'm also using
the Special Dark Cocoa.  

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Mike H wrote:
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Here are Paula's variations:
http://www.recipelink.com/ch/2002/november/ladyandsonsdesserts2.html

I would make a custard from pineapple juice, an egg, cornstarch and a
little milk - cook until thickened and let cool.  I would spread that
over the basic cake recipe and then add a layer of  pineapple coated
with pineapple preserves  - chill -  and then before serving, top with
whipped cream, toasted coconut, and chopped macadamias.

-L.


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