Pineapple is a fruit that is popular with different dessert and confectionery recipes. The fruit can have a sour and sweet flavor and adds a tropical flavor to anything you do. Here we explore a recipe where the fruit comes on top of a sponge cake. It is smothered with whipped cream. It would be a perfect choice as a dessert item or something that you can reach out for in chilled form any time for hot summer days or evenings.
Here we explore The Pineapple Cake Recipe that is a classic one.
What you need?
For a sponge cake that is smothered with layers of whipped cream, topped with pineapple slices and syrup, here is the list of ingredients required:
- 3/4th cup of white flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3/4th tsp of baking powder
- 3/4th tsp of vanilla essence
- 1 cup of chopped pineapple
- 1/4th cup syrup
- 2 cups of cream
How to make?
Begin by greasing the base of a baking tin. Add some flour and granulated sugar. Ensure that the base of the tin is well coated. Break eggs in a mixing bowl. Add in salt, baking powder, vanilla, sugar as per the ingredients list mentioned. Beat all these ingredients well till a foamy and light mixture is created. The mixture needs to be well beaten and you can achieve this by using an electric mixer. Once you get a smooth consistency you can add in the flour. Mix the flour in gradually till a smooth mixture is formed. Preheat the oven and bake the cake for a time span of 15 minutes. When the cake looks spongy and baked completely, take it out and allow it to cool.
Once the cake is cooled, you can now prepare the topping and the layers. The pineapple syrup needs to be sprinkled on top as well as on a layer created by cutting through the middle of the cake. Layer the cake with whipped cream. Add on the chopped pineapples as well. Add on the other layer of the cake on top and repeat the same process. Add in the cream, pineapple syrup and chopped slices of the fruit. Once the cake layers are put together and the top decoration completed, put the cake into the refrigerator to chill.
Making a diet friendly version
If you are cringing from the idea of cream, syrup and sugars added to this recipe, you could make it more diet friendly by simply adding replacing the whipped cream with sour cream. This will help you make the cake more diet friendly and reduce the increased fat intake from such a sweet dessert item. You could add in honey to the cream to make it sweet. Opt for granulated brown sugar when you are making the cake batter. The fruit syrup can be replaced with honey as well which is known as a fat free and a natural sweetener. Check Out Here another recipe, Pound Cake With Lemon And Buttermilk.