Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pineapple Cream Cake


Pineapple Cream Cake ... Three layers of fat less vanilla sponge, filled with freshly whipped cream & pineapple bits, decorated with whipped cream piping & pineapple and cherries on top & around the sides. Soft, moist & spongy!!!
I have made this cake several times since I came across this recipe. Every time it turned out great in taste, the only problem is my poor cake-decorating skills :)
These are the pictures of  my last birthday cake, no cake this year :(  Anyhow, a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!


Pineapple Cream Cake
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Recipe from Passionate About Baking

*  Prep. Time : 50 minutes
*  Cook Time : 30 - 35 minutes
*  Serves : 12

Ingredients :

Sponge :
  • 5 ( 250 gm. ) eggs
  • 125 gm. powdered Sugar 125 gm. plain flour  ( flour = half the weight of the eggs i.e. 125gm. )
  • 2 tbsp. cornflour ( makes the cake texture lighter )
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. pineapple essence
Pineapple Syrup :
  • 1/2 cup pineapple syrup ( from pineapple tin )
  • 2 tbsp. powdered sugar, optional
Filling & Topping :
  • 500 ml whipping cream
  • 4 to 5 tbsp. Icing Sugar ( We like it sweeter, so I use 8 - 10 tbsp. )
  • 1 tsp. pineapple essence  
  • 1 tin ( approx. 1 cup ) pineapple bits ( I used pineapple slices, chop 8 rings into small squares while cutting 3 - 4 rings into quarters for top )
  • 10 - 12 cherries

Method : 

Sponge :
  • Preheat oven to 190 C, reduce to 180 C after 10 minutes of putting the cake in.
  • Grease and line a 9 inch spring form pan.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt  & cornflour 3 times.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar well with beater till very thick ribbon falls and holds in place for at least 5 seconds ( beat for approx.10 minutes ).
  • Add vanilla & pineapple essence and beat for 1 min.
  • Gently fold in the sifted flour; mix lightly so that air doesn't escape.
  • Turn gently into tin and bake for 30-35 minutes till done ( Remember to reduce heat to 180 C after 10 minutes of baking ).
  • Once done, remove from tin after 5 minutes and leave on rack to cool completely.
  • Cut horizontally into 3 slices / layers.
Filling & Topping :
  • Whip whipping cream with powdered sugar & pineapple essence until thick and holds peaks.
  • Place the bottom most layer of the sponge on your serving platter, sprinkle with 1/3 of the syrup.
  • Put on a dollop of cream, spread it till the edges.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pineapple & level out.
  • Repeat for the second layer. Over the third layer, add syrup, and cream.
  • Cover the top and the sides of the cake with cream using a spatula.
  • Place remaining cream in a piping bag. Pipe rosettes or swirls of cream around the edges.
  • Decorate with pineapple quarters and cherries.
  • Chill well before serving.

Linking this with " Tried and Tested - Passionate about Baking " event, an event started by Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen, now taken care of by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles & this month hosted by Jayasri of Samayal Arai 


Sending this to the event Celebrate Sweets – Cakes hosted this month by Sonia at Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen , started by Nivedita 


Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

10 comments :

  1. Looks gorgeous, beautiful presentation.

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  2. Thanks a lot Ayeesha for your encouragement :)

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  3. Feel like having some,looks sooooo tempting n beautiful dear :)

    US Masala

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  4. Thanks Aipi for the visit and for your nice words :)

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  5. The cake looks so heavenly and delicious..

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  6. Thank you so much Krithi for the visit & your wonderful comment. Glad to see you :)

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  7. Hi Ambreen first time here, lovely blog you have, and don't laugh :))), A very happy belateeeeeed Birthday wishes, A look at that cake tells me that you must have had a great day, I feel like licking the cream, what a lovely looking cake, with a beautiful decoration, you have done just like Deeba's, great job well done, and thank you very much for linking this to my event. thanks again dear.

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  8. Welcome & thank you so much Jayasri for the visit. Thank you for your compliment ... I'm delighted & totally flattered to hear that because I really admire Deeba's work. Thanks once again for your encouraging words & the belated birthday wishes :)

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  9. Hola Ambreen .this cake looks fantastic ! i 'm trying it at home to . hope my cake comes out well too... i guessed u put alot of effort on making such a spectacular cake .anyways thanx for ur recipe

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm sure yours would be a lot better then mine. Let me know :)

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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