Thursday, 18 February 2010

Honey Glazed Pineapple Cake

Pineapple cake is the one I have baked the most. Got this recipe from the 2005 Christmas edition of the Vanitha magazine.  There were number of cake recipies in that edition, posted by many expert chefs. I cut those pages out and stuck into my recipe book and they have stuck with me till date!



You will need...

Self raising flour - 225gms
Butter - 250gms
Caster sugar - 250gms
Eggs - 5
Lemon juice - 1 lemon's
Glaced cherries - few
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
Pineapple essence - 1 tsp
Canned pineapple rings - 9-10
Honey to brush


Make sure that the butter and eggs are kept in room temperature for sufficient time.  Seperate egg yolks and white and keep both aside. Chop four slices of pineapple into fine pieces and gently squeeze out the juice. Keep the pieces aside. In a mixing bowl mix butter and caster sugar well, preferably with an electric hand mixer.  Add egg yolks and mix well.  Add lemon juice, cinnamon powder, pineapple essence and mix well.  Take out the hand mixer, add pineapple pieces and mix well with a spatula. Beat egg whites seperate until stiff peaks form and fold into the mixture(mix gently, avoid vigorous stirring to maintain the frothiness of egg whites).  Line the bottom of the baking tin with baking parchment(preferably 2 layers) and arrange the pineapple pieces and cherries as in the picture or according to your liking.  Pour the batter on top. Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius or gas mark 5 and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack, place it upside down on a cake stand, pour honey on top and spread it out with a pastry brush.

This cake can be moistened and is good to serve as a dessert. To moisten you will need...
Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Rum - 2 tbsp(optional)
Mix everything together and sprinkle on top of the cake evenly before taking out of the tin.


Note:
If you are planning to decorate the cake with sugarpaste or fondant, avoid the pineapple and cherry base. 
If you are using plain flour instead of self raising one, swift the flour with 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
You can divide the batter into three, bake three thin layers and assemble with fresh cream and cherry filling like for black forest, finishing with fresh cream frosting.


36 comments:

  1. Hey,
    This is an awesome cake. I bet it tastes heavenly too. I am online acknowledging your awards BTW..so was able to catch your post early on..lol

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  2. Honey glazed pineapple cake looks fabulous, sounds like upside down cake..will try soon..

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  3. Dear Cicily
    Just hopped here from another place...humm you have a amazing collection ..let me read one by one ,,,the photography is very good
    have a nice weekend

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  4. Wow!!!3 cheers for You....fabulous cake and pics...got to try this one...;0))

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  5. yummy cake with my fav fruit...

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  6. thats simply mouthwatering...Gr8 entry...
    Yaa Vanita is something i miss here a lot :(

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  7. very yummy cake.. I want to try this out since a long time but my hubby is too calorie consious.. i cant dare to bake to eat all !!!!

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  8. First time here.. awesome, yummy cake.. mouthwatering dear...

    Do visit my space when you get free time..

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  9. yummm... the pineapple cake looks so delicious and wonderfully prepared! hats off to you, girl.

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  10. owww drooling over ur pic :)..
    Cicily..do pardon me..i m little late in following ur blog :(...
    Now following u :)

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  11. The cake looks so well baked...purrrfeeect....love the color :)

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  12. Hooooo kothiyavunnu...Nannayitundu...Beautiful clciks dear..Ethanu camera....?

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  13. wow thats a beautiful cake again...looks so good ..

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  14. I have tried the upside down cake...but this looks a little different... I am sure this would taste better with the spices and honey!

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  15. this looks gr8! Clicks are superb.. makes me crave!!:)

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  16. Another yummy and beautiful creation by you, thanks for this great recipe....

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  17. Wow what an awesome cake...looks so colorful and tempting :)

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  18. Looks simply superb. Just love this pineapple cake and yours look really mouthwatering.

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  19. U really are a cake expert, dear...yummy n tempting..mouth watering pic!

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  20. the cake looks gorgeous. I love pineapple cake a lot. between was readingyour last post. thats simply superb. you are truly a cake expert.

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  21. That looks so perfect, nice n gorgeous!

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  22. Cake katti kothipikunna kandille..adipolitoo..cake expert thanne...!!!!!! ente hubby paranju Awesome cakes ennu parayan...:)

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  23. First time here, your decorated cakes are simply outstanding!!

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  24. Hi Cicilia...
    First time here.... It was soo good to see a Pineapple cake.. coz its been running in mind to learn a fresh pineapple cake topped with whipped cream.....
    You have a lovely space here dear..Will follow u from now on :)

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  25. amazing clicks and again a wonderful cake..

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  26. OMG, how did I miss this gorgeous cake! Drool over n over! ;)

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  27. A gorgeous cake,love the honey glaze :D

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  28. The cake looks so tempting with that lovely honey glazed pineapples. They seem to have a nice crumbly texture. I would love them for sure.

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  29. Thnx everyone for the encouraginf words...
    Tina, the camera is the saadha sony cybershot 10.1mp

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  30. Honey glazed pineapple cake looks such gorgeous...

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  31. looks fab and deliciously moist..

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