Easy pineapple coconut cake
This is an extra-moist, soft-crumbed cake, with the tropical flavours of crushed pineapple and coconut, and a sweet pineapple glaze.
9" round cake
9" springform cake tin
Microwave safe bowl
canned pineapple chunks in own juice
plain / all purpose / cake flour
icing sugar / powdered sugar / confectioner's sugar
Prepare the pineapple
Drain ¾ pineapple juice from the can and reserve
Place pineapple and remaining juice in a blender or food processor and blitz until pulpy or crushed.
Remove one cup of crushed pineapple (this will be used for the cake) and place the remaining crushed pineapple into the reserved juice (this will be used for the cake topping).
Mix the cake batter
Grease a 9" round springform cake pan and line the bottom with baking parchment.
Preheat the oven to 180°F/375°C
Beat the sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl until light and creamy
Add the egg yolks and beat in until thoroughly mixed
Mix in the cup of crushed pineapple
Add the coconut, then sift in the flour and baking powder and mix well until combined.
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed.
Cut the beated egg white through the cake batter ⅓ at a time until just incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin
Place the cake tin in the oven and bake for 35 minutes until the top of the cake is browned and firm to the touch, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the cake comes out cleanly.
Remove from the oven.
Make the glaze
Place the reserved pineapple juice and the remaining crushed pineapple into a microwave-safe bowl and add the icing sugar.
Mix well to remove any lumps of sugar
Microwave on high power for 3 minutes (I have a 900 watt microwave - adjust the timing slightly to accommodate different wattage)
Pour over the cake while still hot and still in the cake pan.
Allow the cake to cool and then remove from the cake pan.
Dust with icing sugar if preferred.
For the pineapple you should use pineapple chunks canned in their own juice.
Calories have been calculated on the assumption that the cake will be cut into 10 slices
Easy pineapple coconut cake first appeared on foodleclub.com on 21 July 2020