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July 8, 2012

Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake ~ Delicious tropical cake with Pineapple & a cream cheese frosting #Cake #PinaColada #PinaColadaCake
My addiction to coconut is now really getting out of hand, it seems every second or third post is coconut related - sweet and savory. It's just so TROPICAL ! Pair it up with Pineapple and you have a winner.

This cake is very moist as Crushed Pineapple (undrained) is added to the batter - be careful when removing from pans .. I almost broke mine!

Pina Colada Cake

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Cake;

3/4 cup Butter, room temperature
1 cup Sugar
3 Extra-Large Eggs, separated
1 t Vanilla
2 t Coconut Extract
2/3 cup Crushed Pineapple (do not drain) - I used a can see note * at frosting
1 1/4 cup Cake Flour
2 t Baking Powder
1/4 t Salt
Pinch of Cream of Tarter
2 TB Sugar


Frosting;

250g (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
1 t Vanilla
2 t Coconut Extract
3 - 4 cups Icing Sugar
Shredded Coconut (I used unsweetened as the frosting is SWEET)
remainder of Crushed Pineapple from can - very well drained *


1.) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Spray 2 cake pans with Spray 'N Cook and line the bottoms with baking paper.
2.) Beat the Butter and Sugar until fluffy - Add the Egg yolks, one by one, beating between additions - Add the Vanilla, Coconut extract and the crushed pineapple - Mix until well combined.
3.) Sift together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt - Add in 3 batches to the Butter mixture, beating all the time.
4.) Beat the Egg whites with the Cream of Tarter until stiff - Add the Sugar slowly whilst still beating until medium peaks form.
5.) Add 1/4 of the whisked Egg white to the batter and beat in - Fold in the rest of the Egg white gently until just mixed.
6.) Divide the batter between the 2 cake pans and bake approximately 20 minutes (When I tested mine after 20 minutes, using a toothpick, it was a bit wet but not sticky with batter - I left it for another 5 minutes and then removed it from the oven) - Cool on wire rack until completely cool.
7.) Meanwhile make the frosting: Beat the Cream Cheese and Butter together until very smooth - Add the Vanilla and Coconut Extract beat well and scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl - Add the Icing Sugar by the cup-full until the desired consistency is reached.
8.) Fill the cake with the Cream cheese frosting and frost the top and sides as well - Decorate with the Shredded Coconut and the drained Pineapple.

19 comments:

  1. Oh My! That cake looks absolutely heavenly - consider yourself pinned. I'm visiting from the Monday Mingle and I'm now following you through Pinterest, Linky, Networked Blogs, and GFC (looks like I already follow you on FB). Please take a moment to check out our Summer Reading Weekly Book Giveaways. They are open internationally. Have a fabulous week! Cheers, Renee

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  2. That looks so good. I'm a huge coconut fan also. Will definitely have to try this.

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  3. Pinned ..... I can't wait to try this one, Linda!

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    1. Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends :)

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  4. This looks delish! Thanks for sharing
    p.s. I'm a new follower =D
    -Jen
    http://www.littlemissalizzi.com/

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  5. Oh Yum! This looks so good and FRESH! So happy you are joining us for the Get Your Chef On Cooking Challenge!! Can't wait to see what you make!!
    -Jen

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  6. That looks so great! I'm suddenly hungry.
    Thanks for linking up!

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  7. My two favorite things coconut and pineapple! Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. YUM! I love pina colada anthing! This cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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  9. This sounds really good and you made it from scratch! Just today we made a pina colada cake the easy way! LOL! We just added coconut milk instead of water in the boxed mix an then made it like pineapple upside down cake. Yours sounds like the real deal though!

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  10. This looks so good! Thanks for linking up!

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  11. This sounds and looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  12. OK I so wish there was not a whole ocean between us. I would be at your house everyday with my fork, Lol. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

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  13. This looks so good. Perfect for bringing the tropics to the table. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  14. Hi, Linda! I featured this recipe on Sweet Saturday this weekend, thanks for sharing your AWESOME recipes as always!!!! I was also wondering if you'd like to be featured as my up-and-coming blog of the month next week??? Just write me a comment letting me know ;)

    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/07/sweet-saturday-14.html

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    1. Hi, Jessica - I'd be honored to be featured as your up-and-coming blog !
      Thank you for thinking of my VERY new blog.
      Linda

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    2. Awesome! I will write a post about your blog next week for Wednesday and let you know when it's up!!!

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