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December 15, 2014

Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake



Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake ~ This is one of the Christmas Cakes which you just have to try ! Moist, soft, double Pineapple and an amazing Pudding Cream Pineapple Frosting

When I say this Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake is moist, I mean it is really, really moist and bursting with Pineapple in every bite - from the cake straight through to the amazing frosting.

And yet again, this is a wonderfully easy recipe starting with a cake mix. You can use any brand as long as it is either Vanilla or Yellow cake mix. I have even tried it once with a cake mix brand I am not particularly fond of, but was the only box I had, and it turned out just as delicious as when I use my favorite brands.

The Pineapple is added to the cake mix with the juices and that's where all the moisture comes from. I just love a cake, or any sweet treat, with all these tropical tastes this time of the year. It also helps, of course, that we are two weeks into Summer as well as in the middle of the Festive season where just about any kind of treat, sweet or savory is highly in demand.

Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake ~ This is one of the Christmas Cakes which you just have to try ! Moist, soft, double Pineapple and an amazing Pudding Cream Pineapple Frosting

And don't let me start with the frosting ! Absolutely divine ! No icing sugar or cream cheese in this one .. fresh cream beaten together with a box of pudding and more pineapple and it holds up 100%. Cheri was just on her way the other Sunday, when I'd finished frosting the cake. I cut the cake in half as it was only Roy and I at home for dinner that evening, and sent it home with her.

Not long after, she texted me saying everyone fell in love with the cake.  This cake is a regular on our dessert menu, holidays or not.

I bake mine in a bundt pan, two round pans, or a large square cake pan. It makes no difference which you decide to use, but I prefer the bundt pan as there is more open areas for the frosting... did I mention how amazing the frosting is ?

Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake

10 - 12 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 box Vanilla or Yellow Cake Mix
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 can (410g undrained mass) Crushed Pineapple, keep undrained
3 Large Eggs

Frosting:

1 cup (before whisking) Fresh Cream
1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 can (410g undrained mass) Crushed Pineapple, drained but retain the juice

1/3 cup Red and Green Glace Cherries, chopped
1/4 cup Pecan Nuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a bundt pan with cooking oil.
2.) In a large mixing bowl, beat together the Cake Mix, Butter, can of Pineapple (with juice) and the Eggs for 2 minutes on high - transfer to the prepared pan and bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done.
3.) Cool the cake 10 minutes in the pan - transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
4.) Meanwhile, make the Frosting : Whip the Fresh Cream until stiff peaks form - add the Vanilla Pudding - beat another minute - add the drained Pineapple plus 1/2 cup of the retained juice {if it's not enough - fill up with Water to make 1/3 cup} - beat another 2 minutes - chill until ready to use.

Once the Cake has cooled completely, spread over the Frosting - decorate with Glace Cherries and sprinkle over the Pecan Nuts.

Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake ~ This is one of the Christmas Cakes which you just have to try ! Moist, soft, double Pineapple and an amazing Pudding Cream Pineapple Frosting

17 comments:

  1. This is my kind of cake. It looks so delicious.

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  2. This looks amazing. I love pineapple in cakes. Takes the sting out of it.

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  3. This is a great recipe. I have to make it. I am hoping I can get everything this weekend.

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  4. Many thanks for this recipe...I have several cans of pineapple to use & this looks so yummy!

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  5. I love cream cheese frosting, but it's been getting a bit monotonous. I'm so excited to give this a try!! Thanks for sharing on Weekend bites

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  6. It certainly is the time of year to be eating more cake than normal (if I ever needed an excuse that is...lol). This looks so moist, that it would be hard to stop at one slice.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  7. I am unclear as to the amount of pineapple. Can you advise either can size or ounces ?

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    1. Katy, 410 grams equal to 14.5 ounces. Hope this helps !

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  8. Thank you so much for joining us last week on Creative Spark Link Party hope you stop by again today! Happy Holidays! http://bit.ly/1vbqtH4

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  9. I pinned this last week to make for today's Christmas dinner. I was so excited about it and it did not disappoint! Everyone was amazed by this cake! It was so moist, light, and delicious! Definitely a new favorite holiday treat! Thank you, thank you!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this cake ! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback :-)

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  10. PINNED! You always have amazing recipes!! This is something my hubby would enjoy! he loves pineapple and really doesn't eat cake, but I think this he would do! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!! Thanks for linking up!!
    Jess @LiveRandomlySimple

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  11. oh yeah this not only looks good and sounds good but could be the start of a new love affair! love the pineapple and the simplicity of the recipe! It's so funny, you see those cherries around but I have never used them for anything and I know they are tasty so seems crazy now I never thought to add them to anything. This Pineapple Holiday Cake is a must try for sure!

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  12. You have amazing recipes! Thank you for linking up to On Display Thursday!

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  13. Definitely my favorite cake!! I have made this several times.

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