Pineapple Cake Recipe

Pineapple Cake Recipe

50 min
2-3 People
20 min



Hey! How are you? I am going to share a really special recipe with you today. As you can see, this is the kind of dish that is only served on very special events. It is the great pineapple cake. Do not wait any longer—let me show you how to make a tasty pineapple cake without an oven!




Pineapple Cake Recipe




  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 50 gms Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence 
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Maida (All-purpose flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Salt


For Cream and Filling:

  • 1/2 cup canned Pineapples
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • Pineapple syrup
  • Whipping Cream
  • Yellow Food Color





For Sponge Cake:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, oil, and sugar to make a smooth mixture.
  2. Add condensed milk and mix well. Then add vanilla essence and vinegar and mix again.
  3. Gradually add milk and then sift in the maida, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until a smooth batter forms.


For Baking:

  1. Preheat a pressure cooker with salt in it and a steel stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a cake tin by lining it with butter paper and greasing it with oil.
  3. Pour the sponge cake batter into the cake tin.
  4. Place the cake tin in the preheated cooker and bake for 45 to 50 minutes on medium-low flame.


For Pineapple Stuffing:

  1. In a pan, caramelize chopped canned pineapples with sugar and pineapple syrup for 2 minutes.


For Cream:

  1. Whip the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.


For Assembling the Cake:

  1. Once the sponge cake is baked and cooled, cut it into 3 layers.
  2. Place the first layer on a cake stand and soak it with pineapple syrup.
  3. Spread whipped cream evenly on top of the first layer and then add the caramelized pineapple.
  4. Repeat the process with the second layer.
  5. Finally, place the third layer on top and cover the entire cake with whipped cream.
  6. Mix yellow food color with some of the whipped cream to make it yellow.
  7. Garnish the cake with the yellow cream and serve.




About the Recipe


Now, let me tell you a little about this delicious pineapple cake recipe. I really enjoy this meal because it reminds me of good times. For as long as I can remember, pineapple cakes have been a family favourite. Pineapple cake was always a part of our holidays, from birthday parties as kids to big events. It added a sweet touch.


This recipe is all about making things easy and tasty. A moist, tasty cake that is great for any event can be made with just a few simple items. I can not stay away from the taste of tangy pineapple with sweet cake, and I am sure it will become a family favourite too.


Whether you are making a cake for a party or just want something sweet, this pineapple cake recipe will do the trick. If you try it, the flavours will take you to a tropical heaven with every bite.



Cooking Tips


  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Before you start, make sure that all of your items are at room temperature. The butter and eggs should be at room temperature. This makes sure that the batter is smoother and that the ingredients are better mixed in.
  2. Proper Mixing: When you add the dry ingredients, be careful not to mix the batter too much. Too much mixing can make the cake thick and tough.
  3. Pineapple Preparation: If you use fresh pineapple, make sure to squeeze out any extra juice so the cake does not get too wet. You can also use pineapple from a can. If you're using fresh pineapple for this recipe, check out this helpful guide from The Spruce Eats to learn the best techniques for cutting and preparing pineapples.
  4. Baking Time: Near the end of the baking time, keep an eye on the cake to make sure it does not get too done. A toothpick stuck in the middle should come out clean or with a few wet crumbs on it.
  5. Cooling: Let the cake cool all the way in the pan before taking it out and frosting it. This keeps the cake from falling apart and makes sure the frosting goes on smoothly.



Pairing Guide


When paired with different drinks and foods, this pineapple cake tastes great. Here are some ideas to make your cooking experience better:


  • Beverages: For a tasty afternoon treat, serve pineapple cake pieces with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It tastes even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Fruit: Fresh fruit, like chopped kiwi or strawberries, goes really well with the tropical taste of the pineapple cake. If you want to make your treat more refreshing, serve it with a fruit salad or mixed berries.
  • Nuts: Before you serve the cake, put chopped nuts like pecans or almonds on top of the frosting to give it more texture and flavour. The nuts go well with the cake's sweetness and give it a pleasant crunch.


Experiment with different combinations to find your perfect pairing and enjoy the delicious flavors of pineapple cake to the fullest!





Frequently Asked Questions about Pineapple Cake


  1. Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned for this recipe?

    • Yes, you can use fresh pineapple, but make sure to drain any excess juice to prevent the cake from becoming too moist.
  2. How long does this pineapple cake stay fresh?

    • When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, pineapple cake can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.
  3. Can I freeze pineapple cake?

    • Yes, you can freeze pineapple cake. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  4. Can I substitute oil for butter in this recipe?

    • Yes, you can substitute an equal amount of vegetable oil for butter if desired. However, keep in mind that it may slightly alter the texture and flavor of the cake.
  5. How can I prevent my pineapple cake from sinking in the middle?

    • To prevent sinking, make sure not to overmix the batter and avoid opening the oven door frequently during baking. Additionally, ensure the oven is preheated properly and bake the cake in the center of the oven.
  6. Can I use pineapple chunks instead of crushed pineapple?

    • Yes, you can use pineapple chunks, but I recommend chopping them into smaller pieces to ensure even distribution throughout the cake batter.
  7. What type of frosting pairs best with pineapple cake?

    • Cream cheese frosting or a simple vanilla buttercream are popular choices for pineapple cake. They complement the tropical flavor of the cake without overpowering it.
  8. Can I add nuts or coconut to the cake batter?

    • Absolutely! Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts add a delicious crunch, while shredded coconut enhances the tropical flavor of the cake.
  9. Is it necessary to refrigerate pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting?

    • Yes, if your pineapple cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting, it's best to store it in the refrigerator to prevent the frosting from spoiling.
  10. Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

    • Yes, you can substitute gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour in this recipe. Just make sure to use a gluten-free baking powder as well.


This pineapple cake recipe is perfect for those special occasions when you want to impress your guests. If you're looking for more special event recipes, check out my Red Velvet Cake Recipe.