Saturday 15 November 2008

Pineapple Cake Recipe

I really enjoyed baking this pineapple cake because it was very exciting to see it easily come out from the loaf tin with all of the pinepaple rings perfectly set in place.

This is a great cake to bake and very filling to eat.

I use ground almonds, oatbran and fresh pineapple in this cake recipe which makes it very wholesome and delicious.

I used white spelt flour but you can use plain all purpose flour if desired.

This pineapple cake recipe is a wheat free recipe and an egg free recipe but it does contain gluten in the spelt flour.

You would never believe that this pineapple cake contains no eggs because it was so fluffy and moist.

I use a glaze on my cake that gives the cake a sticky tasty coating, the glaze also made the cake glisten in the light.

A step-by-step video guide for this recipe will be uploaded soon.

Ingredients for Pineapple Loaf Cake Recipe

1 Small Pineapple
1 oz Oatbran
6 oz White Spelt Flour or Plain White Wheat Flour
2 tsp Candied Peel
3oz Sunflower Margarine
1/2 oz Light Brown Sugar
1 oz Ground Almonds
5oz Honey
1/2 tsp Bi Carbonate of Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder

For the Glaze
1 Tbsp Apricot Jam
1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar (I used golden sugar)
Few Drops of Hot Water

Note....''You can use a large tin of pineapple rings instead of fresh pineapple. Just drain off the juice/syrup and use pinepaple slices. Instead of blending the left over pieces of fresh pineapple add 2-3 Tbsp of the tinned pineapple juices instead.''

Would you like to taste a piece of Jeenas delicious sticky and moist pineapple cake?

How to make Chef Jeenas Pineapple Cake Recipe

Take one small pineapple and carefully slice off the ends and down the sides of the pineapple to remove all of the skin.

Slice into rings.

Use a ring shape to cut through the centre of each pineapple slice.

Keep all of the left over pineapple pieces.

Place all remaining pineapple pieces apart from the pineapple rings into a blender and blend into a paste, you may need to add a very tiny amount of water to help blend the pineapple.

Use a mixer to mix together honey, margarine, ground almonds, oatbran and sugar.

Add candied peel, spelt flour, baking powder and bi carb mix very well.

Lightly grease a loaf tin.

Layer pineapple rings on top of the other at the bottom of the loaf tin.

Slice pineapple slices in half and place around the sides of the loaf tin.

Pour cake batter into the middle of the loaf tin and spread evenly on top.

Place into a hot oven at 180C for 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Do not open the oven door for at least 25 minutes.

Leave the cake to cool in the loaf tin for at least 15-20 minutes.

Use a sharp knife to carefully ease the cake out of the tin.

Mix together the glaze ingredients and gently dab and brush it all over the pineapple cake.

Leave the pineapple cake to cool down completely before slicing and serving.

Step-by-Step Video Guide to this Pineapple Cake Recipe Coming Very Soon!

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Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Oh, i would love to taste a piece. Looks beautiful, Jeena.

test it comm said...

That pineapple look like it has caramelized onto the bottom nicely!

Unknown said...

Awesome cake recipe.

vanillasugarblog said...

Hi Jenna! Thanks for your comments at my blog. Always fun meeting new people on here.
I really like this pineapple cake recipe, more so the fact that you are using healthy grains in here. You know I always see the abundant healthy alternatives to flour when shopping at Whole Foods. I need to start doing that to make at least some of my baked goods a bit healthier. Hopefully I'll learn more from you....

Ginette said...

It looks great!!!! Congratulations !!! Can I use canned pineapple?

Finla said...

I love that thinck layer of pineapple.
They cake looks sp moist and delicius.

Swati said...

A very delicious recipe Jeena.. Love the glaze bit..

Unknown said...

Hi Jeena, what a nice cake:) Its eggless and that makes it more unique:)

Rosie said...

This cake looks gorgeous Jeena.

Rosie x

Cynthia said...

Jeena, why are you tempting me like this? You make me want to go and bake :) The cake looks so yummy with that fruity topping! Oh boy :)

Bharti said...

Beautiful cake Jeena. I've never come across white spelt flour, sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

Nice way to use pineapples in a dessert. IT looks sooo good!

Aggie said...

Oh Jeean, I am totally drooling over these cakes! All 3 of your latest look amazing and delicious!

Mr M said...

What happens if I had caramel on bottom with the pinapple rings. Is it the same as putting the topping afterwards?