Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Coconut Pineapple Cake

This is a simple, easy to make cake which is so summery, moist and light and has tropical flavours like pineapple & coconut. I've made this several times and it's great to take on picnics as well... it's one that we enjoy at home and I had fun making this with my daughter too. It starts off with a boxed cake mix but the additions to the cake take this to another level.

COCONUT PINEAPPLE CAKE


Ingredients:
Yellow cake mix - 1 box (18.25 oz)
Evaporated Milk - 1 can (12 oz) - I used low fat
Eggs - 2 large
Crushed Pineapple in Juice - 1 can (20 oz), drained & juice reserved
Almonds/Walnuts - half cup, chopped
Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
Flaked Sweetened Coconut - 1 cup, lightly toasted

Method:
1) Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 13x9 inch pan (or two 9 inch round pans)

2) In a big bowl, combine cake mix, evaporated milk, eggs and beat on low speed for 2 mins. It will become thick and creamy. Stir in 1 cup of the drained crushed pineapple.

3) Pour the above batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with nuts on the top.

4) Bake this for 30 to 35 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for about 15 mins or so.

5) In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar with 2 tbsp of the pineapple juice (that was drained from the can). Stir until smooth.

6) Poke a few holes (about 2 inches apart) with a toothpick and spread the sugar+juice mixture on the top of the baked warm cake.



7) Sprinkle with coconut and remaining drained pineapple. Slice and serve as-is or with whipped cream for a delicious treat.

42 comments:

  1. Pineapple and coconut... Absolutely awesome, Laavanya! One of my favorite combos. Will have to try this one out!! :)

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  2. Wow looks gorgeous laavanya!

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  3. Yum! I love the tropical flavors going into this one. Looks really good.:)

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  4. fabulous combo of pineapple and coconut.. thats like a pinacoloda cake! :) Nice idea for picnics too! We have our camping trip coming up in 2 weeks.. I should try making this! :)

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  5. thats a nice cake..have never tried using coconut in my cakes..but am going to do it soon..looks yumm.

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  6. wow..the cake looks so decadent and delicious :)

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  7. Did you say coconut and pineapple? Wow, drooling now, Love the combo!

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  8. wow so delicious cake .. yummy & drooling here ..........

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  9. Lovely combo...Looks really good..

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  10. what a great combo.. love pineapple and coconut.

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  11. Oh,this is killing me,what a combo!! Pineapple and cocnut must be tasting and smelling divine!

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  12. Toppings make me crave laavanya...it a great combi of flavours!

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  13. It looks nice, sounds interesting and I like pina colada. But till now have never liked coconut in most things :-)

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  14. ooh, this is such a delicious blend of flavors. Pineapple and coconut must have made a perfect pair!! Cake looks so delectable :)

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  15. Wow looks gorgeous lavanya! First time here.. u have wonderful space.

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  16. Coconut and pineapple that has to be really delicous and the cake look so good.

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  17. I love pineapple cake, loved the addition of coconut .. looks really really good

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  18. Thats one of my fav combinations..i love pineapple and coconut and recipes seems fairly simple..thanks for sharing dear:)

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  19. Wow...this looks fabulous! The combo sounds super-yummy...like an island cake :)

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  20. looks nice.,..good combination:)

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  21. Melt in the mouth delicious. coconut and pineapple who can resist?

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  22. Delicious cake..coconut and pineapple ,the best combo...

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  23. Thanks Laavanya.I didn't realize 18 yrs has passed, too busy taking care of the kids I guess! :D

    Have fun, see you in sept.

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  24. UMMMMMMMMMMMMM mouthwatering cake...Droolyfying pic...

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  25. that is one moist and decadent piece of cake!!!

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  26. That is nice and simple and really perfect for summer!

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  27. Hey that sounds like a new combo pineapple and coocnut in cake atleast for me!!! I avoid pinacolada but they way the cake stands there says thats its so yummy and flavorful!!!

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  28. That cake looks wonderful,loved the flavor combination!

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  29. this reminds me of the cake you got to KK!

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  30. Semi homemade cake! Sounds richn lovely.

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  31. That's wonderful combo and looks delicious....

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  32. nice combination of pine apple and coconut looks delicious and soft.

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  33. Wow.. that looks fabulous! Nice recipe..

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  34. That cake has such a perfect crumb. And I love those coconut shreds sitting on top. Yum.

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  35. Oh wow looks superb......tempting, soft and yum...

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  36. Coconut and pineapple wat a delicious combo!!! looks gorgeous!

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  37. lovely combination..looks great :)

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  38. COconut and pineapple awesome combination :) Love it Laavanya....

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  39. looks really good...have bookmarked it to try.

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  40. hi lavanya,
    This cake is damn tempting all that coconut dressing :) looks moist and decadent

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