From Daryl aka Avery:
Just took a vacation to Hawaii. It was so wonderful. I have been writing nonstop for about a year and then dealing with some personal family issues, so I was really ready for "nothing." I mean nothing. I wanted to lie in a chaise lounge and read a book and not think about anything. Very little Internet. Very little social media. I did some; I cannot lie. But no writing. No characters swimming in my head. No PR to sell my latest book. It was wonderful!!
Anyway, while I was there, I thought of a fan, Robin Coxon, who responded to a question I asked a few months ago: what recipe would you like to see on this site? And she wanted a Hawaiian Luau cake that her mother made, but never wrote a recipe for.
I felt challenged when I came back. I could do this. I looked online and found a number of Hawaiian-type cakes, but nothing seemed quite like Robin described it, with the fruit and coconut and, well, everything.
So, with a little imagination, I mixed up a couple of recipes and came up with this. It's pretty much a dump cake until the sauce portion. Everything goes into the bowl and stir. it's really moist. It's really sweet. It's perfect for a book club meeting.
Robin, I hope you'll test the recipe and tell me if I came even "close"!!! :)
2 cups flour
Sift together flour, 1 cup of sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.