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Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake


Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake with an amazing Pudding Cream Pineapple Frosting. This is one holiday cake you simply have to make !

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.

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

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.

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% !

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

My daughter 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 hubby 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.

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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. However, I prefer the bundt pan as there is more open areas for the frosting… did I mention how amazing the frosting is ?

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Moist Pineapple Holiday Cake

Yield: 12 Servings

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

CAKE:

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

FROSTING:

  • 1 cup Fresh Cream, (double cream/whipping cream)
  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding, (4 servings size box)
  • 1 can (410g) Crushed Pineapple, drained, but retain liquid

DECORATIONS:

  • 1/3 cup Red and Green Glace Cherries, whole, halved or chopped
  • 1/4 cup Pecan Nuts, chopped

Instructions

  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

FROSTING:

  1. 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

Notes

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

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 89mgSodium 355mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 25gProtein 4g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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

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Sonya

Monday 21st of December 2020

I wanted to make this cake Christmas, but I can't find candied cherries ANYWHERE. The last store I checked told me they had them at Thanksgiving, but didn't get any for Christmas. I'm so bummed!

Linda Nortje

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Hi Sonya, the cherries are mainly only for decoration. Maraschino cherries would work, or any other type of sweet candied fruit. If none are available, simply use pretty holiday sprinkles or those small chocolate balls in various colors. Let me know how it goes ?

Helen Norred

Monday 2nd of February 2015

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

Carmody Tisdale

Tuesday 6th of January 2015

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

Crochet Hooks

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

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!

JBArts

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

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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