Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Coconut Frosting

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This Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Coconut Frosting recipe is a luscious white cake loaded with pineapple flavor. On top of the cake sits a layer of heavenly creamy coconut frosting sprinkled with toasted coconut that leaves a subtle aftertaste. Pineapple is such an excellent fruit to play with in dessert recipes because of its wonderful sweetness that’s succulent with natural sugars and full of fantastic flavour. Apart from the nutritional value of pineapple, this dessert tastes wonderful and is one of the best pineapple desserts. On the whole, this pineapple dessert is so moist and keeps it fresh in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Buying coconut milk for desserts can be tricky. Make sure to buy the thick creamy coconut milk that comes in a can as opposed to coconut milk that’s sold in a carton at the milk section in a grocery store. In fact, the higher the fat content, the better it is for getting that perfect flavour and consistency in coconut flavoured desserts.

Some important tips to keep in mind while making this recipe are to avoid overbeating the cream cheese when preparing the frosting. Once the cream cheese reaches a smooth consistency, do not beat it any further to prevent it from turning runny. Make sure you allow the cake to cool completely before you layer it with the frosting. For toasting the coconut you need to set the oven on broil setting and let it sit for just a minute. Do not let the coconut burn whatsoever as this could ruin the taste in your frosting. Some brands of canned pineapple may have about 1 1/4 cup puree. However, to avoid any baking accidents in this recipe, make sure you add just 1 cup of pineapple puree only.

You can add rum or brandy to the frosting in this recipe if you wish for a hint of Pina Colada flavour which is completely optional. Go ahead and add your favourite nuts on top of the frosting for a crunchy twist, or a simple dusting of cinnamon or cocoa to make this recipe extra delicious. You can bake this pineapple dessert into tiny cupcakes as well. The nutritional value of pineapple is not to be underestimated. It contains enzymes, which have been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and digestive aid. Other important pineapple nutrients are vitamin C and A. For the best quality of pineapples, always look for Costa Rica- or Hawaii-grown pineapples. Did you know that in Hawaii pineapples are also used to make wine.

This recipe tops the list of pineapple desserts. The flavours in this pineapple dessert recipe come together so well and make it so bountiful to eat. The pineapple nutrients in this recipe are one of the highlights apart from its luscious taste. Thank you to Mary Younkins at the Barefeet in the Kitchen food blog for sharing this exquisite Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Coconut Frosting recipe with us. Make this recipe today and have fun with it!**

Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Coconut Frosting From Barefeet in the Kitchen
Ingredients: Canned pineapple tidbits eggs, sugar, coconut milk, butter, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, coconut milk, vanilla extract dark rum.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 630, Calories from Fat 249, Total Fat 27.7g 43%, Saturated Fat 18.1g 91%, Cholesterol 116mg 39%, Sodium 289mg 12%, Potassium 292mg 8%, Carbohydrates 90.8g 30%, Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%, Sugars 67.1g, Protein 8.1g, Vitamin A 17% · Vitamin C 28%, Calcium 10%, Iron 18%%

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