Posted by Suburban Grandma in All Recipes, Desserts, Life, Saving Money
I always wanted to make a pineapple cake, but never had a good recipe to try out.
Our aunt makes a great pineapple cake, but the recipe is in German, thus needs to translated, plus the measures also need to be converted.
As I was perusing Pinterest, once again, I found an interesting recipe for pineapple cake ( no FAT at all), which I decided to try out.
The original recipe calls for more sugar than I would like to use, so I decreased it, hence the ingredients listed here as I used them.
If you love pineapple, and looking for a simple and delicious cake, this recipe is a winner.
This cake has a spongy texture, totally different from any traditional cake, thus very moist, and delicious.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 20 oz can of crushed pineapple with juice
- Baking Spray with Flour (I used Baker’s Joy)
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl mix the eggs with vanilla.
- Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and mix for a minute.
- Mix in the the pineapple.
- Spray the bottom and sides of a rectangular baking pan 9 x 13 (I used glass pan) with Bakers Spray with Flour.
- Pour in the batter, and smooth the top with the back of a spoon to spread is evenly.
- Bake on the middle oven rack for 25 minutes.
- Remove and cool off in the pan (while cooling, prepare frosting).
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 8 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat), room temperature
- 4 Tbs. butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups confectioners sugar
Cream Cheese Frosting Directions:
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter, to incorporate.
- Mix in 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Gradually mix in the confectioners sugar, until smooth spreadable frosting is formed.
- Ice the cake in the pan.
- Refrigerate to firm up.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the cake into serving pieces, as it is slightly challenging to cut due to its sponginess.
I used small chunks of pineapple, and very thin slices of Maraschino Cherries, to top off each slice.
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