3 Delicious Ways to Make Thanksgiving Dessert “A Piece of Cake!”
While pumpkin and mince meat pies may be more traditional, Hawaiian Happy Cake continues to make waves in the Islands with a tropical spin on fruitcake. A gourmet dessert using fresh exotic ingredients that keep it moist rather than rock hard or alcohol saturated like other versions, this island-style sweet treat drenches your taste buds with sunshine!
A recipe for success regardless of the season, Happy Cake has played an important role in Oahu’s culinary history for over 50 years. These ono (delicious) specialties are the only authentic Hawaiian-style fruitcake on the market, and are still carefully hand-made from scratch using real roasted macadamia nuts from Hawaii Island, sweet Hawaiian pineapple, fresh coconut and plenty of aloha!
Since the first Happy Cakes were baked at Wahiawa’s Kemo`o Farm Restaurant in 1967, locals have loved to enjoy these juicy slices of paradise themselves as well as share cakes with ohana (family) and friends on the mainland – especially during the holidays.
Our friends say that ordering Happy Cake makes them feel like they’re back here in the islands while they’re eating it. This dense delicious cake travels well and remains fresh for up to three months when stored in a cool, dry place or when frozen. We ship to customers in all 50 states and countries across the globe. Order by Nov. 19 from our website or by calling us toll free at 1-808-922-1957 to assure delivery by Thanksgiving.
1) Slice and Serve
Dense and delicious, our 16 oz. cake comes in a rectangular loaf size making it easy to slice and serve. And be sure to add a dollop of whipped cream or even a scoop of ice cream just like you would with holiday pies. If your guests are too stuffed to finish the loaf, simply wrap and store it in the refrigerator with other leftovers. Or freeze it for an after-holiday treat.
2) Send Home with Guests
Both our 8 oz. and 16 oz. individually wrapped cakes come in colorful gift boxes with an inscription on the inside detailing Happy Cake’s scrumptious history in the Islands. Especially for guests making a take home plate, our 8 oz. sweet treats become a pleasant gift rather than simply “leftovers.”
3) The Morning After
You may not want to indulge in a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast. But Happy Cake fills the bill. Simply chill this cake, then slice it thin and toast it until slightly crisp. Or go creative with Happy Cake French Toast slathered with butter and maple syrup. To bring even more Hawaiian sunshine to the morning, add a cup of Happy Cake’s 100% Peaberry Kona Coffee grown in Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano on Hawaii Island.
Aside from the tropical flavor, each Happy Cake is sold in beautiful red and yellow embossed gift box that adds to the island-style appeal. And while you won’t likely have leftovers, you can use Happy Cake to create other fun desserts – many with recipes and others you may dream up on your own. The possibilities are endless!