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Pineapple Poke Bars

Pineapple Poke Bars are soft, moist dessert cake bars with a self-iced topping. A delicious all season dessert which any pineapple loving family would love !

Pineapple Poke Bars are soft, moist dessert cake bars with a self frosting. A delicious all season dessert which any pineapple loving family would love !

These Pineapple Poke Bars are perfect served warm as a Winter dessert with ice-cream or whipped cream or they are equally delicious, served cold as a Summer dessert or sweet treat.

Pineapple Poke Bars are soft, moist dessert cake bars with a self frosting. A delicious all season dessert which any pineapple loving family would love !

The Pineapple are sprinkled over the cake batter but distributes throughout whilst baking resulting in an already moist treat.

The sour cream pour over mixture adds to the Pineapple and the end is a heavenly dessert.

You can serve these Pineapple Bars without any whipped cream during Summer. But I prefer a little, especially unsweetened or very lightly sweetened cream, as the Bars are a sweet-tooth’s dream treat.

The cream balances it out nicely for me, but the kids reckon it tastes much better without.

Many people do not like Cardamom and this can easily be left out of the recipe. I actually do like the extra flavor, therefore I used it…. up to you!

Pineapple Poke Bars are soft, moist dessert cake bars with a self frosting. A delicious all season dessert which any pineapple loving family would love !

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The Sauce does not get soaked up completely and there will be a top layer, almost like a thin layer of Icing – most delicious !

More Pineapple based recipes you might like:

Pineapple Poke Bars

Yield: 8 Servings

Pineapple Poke Bars

Pineapple Poke Bars

Pineapple Poke Bars are soft, moist dessert cake bars with a self frosting. A delicious all season dessert which any pineapple loving family would love !

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

CAKE:

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar, divided
  • 4 Cardamom Pods, husks removed and slightly crushed (optional - see note below)
  • 1 large Pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 2 extra-large Eggs
  • 2 TB Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Self-Raising Flour

SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1 cup Sugar

TO SERVE:

  • Ice-Cream or Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) oven dish with cooking oil
  2. Bring the Water, 1/2 cup Sugar and the Cardamom to a boil – add the Pineapple cubes – simmer for 5 minutes – remove from heat and let cool completely
  3. Beat the Eggs and the remaining 1 cup Sugar together – add the Butter and Milk – beat well
  4. Fold in the Flour and stir until just mixed – pour into the prepared oven dish
  5. Drain the cooled Pineapple cubes and sprinkle over the batter – bake for 40 minutes {cover with a piece of aluminium foil if it browns too quickly} or until cooked through and a tester comes out clean

SAUCE:

  1. Make the SAUCE a few minutes before the cake finishes baking – heat the Sour Cream, Vanilla and Sugar over medium heat just until the Sugar has dissolved
  2. Remove cake from the oven – poke a few times with a fork – pour the Sauce over
  3. Serve warm or cold

Notes

Many people do not like Cardamom and this can easily be left out of the recipe

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 421Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 71mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 82gFiber 1gSugar 69gProtein 4g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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This can be served immediately, reheated later, or enjoyed cold.

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Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com

Tuesday 16th of April 2013

Oeehhh, that looks absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe at the FineCraftGuild.com recipe linky party. Love this!

Susie @bowdabra

Monday 15th of April 2013

Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up an awesome project! Stop by again and link up another creative creation!

Have a great week!Susie@bowdabrahttp://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/13/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-9/

April Tuell

Friday 12th of April 2013

They just stared selling fresh pineapple again in my area, I need to try this. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great weekend and come back soon!

Kathy Moody

Friday 12th of April 2013

This looks amazing! My hubby will love this. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. xoKathy

The Tumbleweed Contessa

Thursday 11th of April 2013

This looks really good. I too have never used cardamom pods, only the jarred spice. It would be interesting to work with. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend. Linda

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