Easy Pineapple Cake (with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Easy Pineapple Cake (with Cream Cheese Frosting)

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I have collaborated with a bunch of amazing ladies to feature some of my posts on the #Romancingthehome page. The theme for month of June is “Masculine” and I thought what better than to feature my hubby’s favourite cake, Easy Pineapple Cake seeing it was his birthday just a few days ago and it’s Father’s Day soon.

My hubby is pineapple crazy, he could eat pineapple with anything, on pizza, in salads, with curries (yes, can you believe it). I am not a huge fan of pineapple but I must admit this cake is delicious. It’s a very simple, one-bowl cake. Please note that it is not a light, fluffy cotton candy like cake. I would say it is slightly dense due to the texture of the pineapple but still tastes amazing, especially with the addition of the cream cheese frosting.

At first I though it is a bit odd to make a Pineapple Cake seeing I’ve never eaten one before but everyone that tasted it said they loved it so I will be trying to pineapple treats I guess. The first time I made this cake I mixed everything by hand and I found that it was far too dense so this time I did things a little differently. Creaming the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer made all the difference to the texture.

This cake is also made as a sheet cake as I’m not much of a decorator and I sometimes an create a disaster with layers. At least I can get away with neat little squares with this cake. This cream cheese frosting that I use is also amazing to use on almost any cake if you love cream cheese. You can add a bit of lemon rind to it if you prefer, however this time I did not add any.

If you looking for more décor ideas, food or anything beautiful please check out the other #romancingthehome collaborators:

Ramona – rufflesandrust

Talia – myshabbyshack

Liz – keepitfrench

Stacy – sawdustandhighheels

 

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Easy Pineapple Cake

Easy Pineapple Cake made in one bowl with a cream cheese frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1x432 gram crushed pineapple
  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 gram butter (about 1/4 cup) melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • 2 cups cake wheat flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 250 gram plain cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1&1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 125 gram butter (1/2cup)
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence
  • a few crushed pecan nuts for decorating (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line a 15 x 30cm baking tray with parchment paper and set aside
  • Using an electric mixer whisk the eggs and sugar until it is double in volume, about 5 minutes
  • Add in the vanilla essence, butter and crushed pineapple and mix until combined
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder, using the mixer you can combine it with the other ingredients (or gently fold it in with a spatula) until it just comes together. Do not overmix. Pour the batter into the lined tray and bake at 180 degrees celcius for 25 minutes

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Using an electric mixer and beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add this vanilla essence and the icing sugar, little at a time until it's well combined
  • Add the cream cheese, also a little at a time and beat until it's smooth and creamy and well combined
  • Once cake is completely cool use the frosting to decorate the cake as desired

 

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  1. Kubeshnie

    5 stars
    My engineer husband is experimenting during lock down and refuses to try any recipe but yours, Lorraine. Your recipes are perfect and the cakes are divine. Thank you for sharing 😘

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