31 May 2019 Lorraine 0Comment
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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 d├ęcor ideas, food or anything beautiful please check out the other #romancingthehome collaborators:

Ramona – rufflesandrust

Talia – myshabbyshack

Liz – keepitfrench

Stacy – sawdustandhighheels

 

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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