Monday, January 20, 2014

Fresh Cream Pineapple Cake


Fresh Cream Pineapple Cake ... Simple and light sponge cake, filled with fresh cream and pineapple. Substitute the pineapple with other fresh fruit that you prefer.

It was my birthday yesterday. Although I wasn't able to bake a cake, but had an unexpected and wonderful birthday full of fun and laughter :)


Fresh Cream Pineapple Cake
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Serves : 10 - 12


Ingredients :

For Sponge :
  • 125 gm.  plain flour
  • 2 tbsp.  cornflour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 ( about 250 gm. ) eggs
  • 125 gm.  powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla essence
For Pineapple Syrup :
  • 1/4 cup pineapple syrup ( from the pineapple tin )
  • 1 tbsp.  powdered sugar, optional
Filling / Topping :
  • 500 ml.  fresh or whipping cream, chilled
  • 5 to 10 tbsp.  icing sugar ( depending on your desired sweetness )
  • 1 tin ( approx. 1 cup ) pineapple chunks, plus extra for topping
  • Melted chocolate, optional


    Method : 

    For Sponge :
    • Preheat oven to 190 C /375 F. Lightly grease and line a 10 x 7 inch rectangular cake pan.
    • In a bowl, sift together the plain flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt; three times. Keep aside.
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs on high speed until light and foamy.
    • Gradually add the sugar and continue beating on high speed, for approx. 10 minutes until the mixture is very thick ( thick ribbons falls when beaters are lifted ).
    • Beat in vanilla essence. Gently fold in the flour mixture; mixing lightly so the air doesn't escape.
    • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, level the batter evenly with rubber spatula and bake for 10 minutes.
    • Reduce oven temperature to 180 C and continue baking for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown and the cake springs back when gently touched ( or a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean ).
    • Set aside to cool slightly in the pan, then remove from pan and leave on rack to cool completely.
    • Using a long serrated knife, cut the cake horizontally into two even layers.
    For Pineapple Syrup :
    • Combine pineapple syrup and powdered sugar in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Keep aside.
    For Filling / Topping :
    • Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl; beat well with an electric beater until it starts to thicken.
    • Gradually add sugar and continue beating until the mixture is thick and holds peaks.
    • Place the bottom sponge layer on a serving platter, moisten it with  pineapple syrup.
    • Spread with whipped cream and arrange pineapple chunks, reserving a few for decoration.
    • Place second cake layer on top, press gently. Spread cream over the top and sides of the cake.
    • Put the remaining cream into a piping bag, fitted with a star nozzle. Decorate the top and sides with rosettes or swirls of cream.
    • Arrange pineapple on top and drizzle some melted chocolate.
    • Chill well before serving.



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

    36 comments :

    1. oh... best wishes of the day, dear... u seem to share ur b'day with my little one! :) the cake looks so so delicious...

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      1. Thanks Rafeeda, and a very Happy Birthday to your princess :)

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    2. The topping is so good. I love cream, what more fresh pineapples.

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    3. What a great cake!!
      I'd love to try it with pineapples, I think the sweetness of the cake and the pineapples should be a wonderful combination :)

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    4. This is so pretty. I adore pineapple. I'd love it if you linked this,to What'd You Do This Weekend.
      Have an awesome week,
      Linda

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      1. Thank you Nava & Winnie :)

        Thank you Linda, I' will do my best to link to your party :)

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    5. O my gosh; Ambreen you rocks ;) in fact i was waiting for recipe on your Blog. I have noticed you post every 5th or 6th day.. see how much I have observed you hehe.. Lovely Cake :P no.. it's a wonderful cake , different ingredients used in sponge, will give it a try; just love it YUMMUUU :P, keep my share, love the way you drizzled the chocolate :)
      n Happpppppyyy Birthdayyyyyyyyyy AMBREEEEENNNN :* <3
      May Allah bless you always <3 Love you Hugs dear ;)

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      1. Lol, good observation dear! Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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    6. Lovely cake there Ambreen and so professionally done! Keep it up my friend :-)

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    7. Wish I could have a slice... nice one

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    8. Oh my goodness that looks incredible! What a fantastic recipe :)

      Happy Blogging!
      Happy Valley Chow

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    9. Happpppy happy happy birthday Ambreen! I hope your day was filled lots of fun and happiness! :)
      This cake looks fabulous! Whenever we visited Pakistan I would loveeee eating Pineapple Cream Cake, and unfortunately I haven't had one here in the States that is as good as the ones back home :)
      I will for sure be trying this recipe, very very soon too inshAllah! :)

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      1. Thank you so much dear! Pineapple cake is always a hit at my house, hope you enjoy it if you give it a try :)

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    10. I love pineapple cakes...looks divine!

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    11. Looks like the best Valentine's treat!

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    12. Tempting me a lot,wish I can have a slice too :)

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    13. OMG una torta golosa que quiero probar es irresistible,abrazos.

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    14. Happy birthday to you my dear! May you contiue to be happy and creative! Delicious cake!

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      1. Thank you Jasna, Colette, Suja, Rosita, Swasthi :)

        Thank you so much Katerina for the lovely birthday wishes :)

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    15. Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho , cheguei atrasada para a festa!!!
      Desejo-lhe muito sucesso em todas as áreas da sua vida, parabéns!!!
      Um doce abraço, Marie.

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    16. Happy birthday... and lots of more to come Inshallah...the cake is mouthwatering cat wait to try it.. Thanks

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    17. Belated Happy Birthday. Wishing you many more, inshaAllah. Divine cake!

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    18. First time here...lovely and perfectly made cake..Happy birthday to you..

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      1. Thanks Sangeetha, Marie, Naz, Lail and Bhawna for your kind words :)

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    19. Happy Birthday! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking this up at Sewlicious Home Decor.

      Have a great weekend!
      Marti

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    20. My Aunt Millie used to make a cake like this… what a flashback… wonderful. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    21. This is so awesome, looks like it just came off the shelves of a bakery. Bookmarked (:

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    22. Visiting from Full Plate Thursday. This looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!
      Amber @ www.applestoapplique.com

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      1. Thank you Amber, hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)

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    23. Happy Birthday to You Ambreen!
      I would love your Fresh Cream Pineapple Cake for my birthday, it looks fantastic!! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
      Miz Helen

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    Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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