Monday, February 27, 2012

vanilla wafer cake

I grew up on this cake.
It's super dense and rich and great for snacking with milk.
Roadtrips?  Perfect.
Camping? Energizing.
Disney World? Filling.

Yes, I did say Disney World.
Back in the day, for our first trip to Disney World, my dad was horrified by the prices that Disney charged for "snacks", much less lunch.
We didn't have a ton of money growing up so our parents decided that we'd snack all day when were inside the park.
This was one of the snacks.
It's a delicious cake but my brother and I couldn't eat it for years after that trip.
That and raisins and those little nasty cheese and crackers snack packs.
Still won't touch those.
But, I have reunited with this cake.
It's delicious, super moist for days, and easy peasy.
Just don't eat for five days straight.
It might be years before you touch it again.

Vanilla Wafer Cake
Makes 2 loaves.
from my Maw Maw!
2 sticks margarine
2 cups sugar
6 whole eggs
1/2 cup milk
7 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut
2 cups pecans, chopped
12 ounces vanilla wafers (a box)

Preheat your oven to 325*.  
Cream margarine and sugar.  

Add eggs, one at a time and beat after each.  

Crush the vanilla wafers (either grind in the blender/food processor or roll out on newspaper with a rolling pin).

Add crumbs, alternately with the milk.  

Add the coconut and chopped pecans and beat just to combine.  

Bake in greased and floured pan for an hour and a half, or until set.  

Cool and enjoy!


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