Practically Perfect Pineapple Cake

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This is called Practically Perfect Pineapple Cake recipe for two reasons, one, it requires minimal ingredients to make and two it is free of butter or oil which makes this cake recipe a lot healthier. Even though the recipe doesn’t call for any oil or butter, the cake still comes out so moist and dense with the pineapple goodness in each bite. The frosting for this cake is fairly easy that comes together in less than 5 minutes with its tangy flavor that compliments the cake even more. What’s fun about eating this cake are the little chunks of crushed pineapple that you get with each bite both in the cake and the frosting. If you want, you can also add nuts like pecans or walnuts to this cake to add a crunchy texture for some extra fun. Not to mention how much it adds to the dense texture of this cake. A few other things you could perhaps add to increase the flavor in this cake is a dash of coconut rum, or even just plain old rum extract will work great. One bowl cake recipes are not fussy and hardly leave a mess. They’re the best option to fall back on those days when you don’t want to do much in the kitchen. Always remember to allow the cake to cool completely before you layer it with the frosting.

Since the cake gets moister as it sits in the fridge, it tastes even better after a day or two. Make sure you make this cake in advance, so everyone gets to enjoy the true flavors. If you have pineapple at home, you can pulse the fruit slices in a food processor to make it look like the canned crushed pineapple. Don’t throw away the juice rather use it in the cake batter to help the flavors come out even more. Replace ‘Cool Whip’ with heavy whipping cream and cane sugar beaten together until peaks form. For extra firmness, add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding to the whipping cream. Adding instant vanilla pudding prevents the watery texture in the recipe. The possibilities for creating a healthier version of this recipe are limitless!

Pineapple is such an excellent fruit to add to dessert recipes because it's wonderfully sweet and succulent with natural sugars and full of tropical flavor. Pineapples mainly originated in tropical countries and were first discovered in South America. For the best quality of pineapples, always look for Costa Rica- or Hawaii-grown produce. Did you know besides adding pineapples in desserts, fruit salads and tropical drinks they are also used in making wine? The nutritional value of pineapple comes from the enzymes present in it. It has been proven that these enzymes in pineapples are anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and aid the digestive system. Other important pineapple health benefits are vitamin C and A. Some brands of canned pineapple may have about 1 1/4 cup puree. However, this recipe calls for 20 ounces or 2 1/2 cups of crushed pineapple so you may have to measure the can for precision to avoid any baking accidents in this recipe.

Thank you to Trish at Mom on Time Out recipe blog for sharing this Practically Perfect Pineapple Cake recipe with us. Do visit Trish’s blog for more quick dessert recipes that are budget-friendly and easy to make as well. You may want to add this wonderful pineapple cake recipe to your list of quick dessert recipes, so you don’t have to scramble for the recipe details the next time you want to make it. Make this pineapple dessert recipe today!

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