Pineapple Poke Bars
Pineapple Poke Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
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 !
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Ice-Cream or Whipped Cream
  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
  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

Recipe Notes

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