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Taste of Summer: Pineapple Coconut Cake

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Katie

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God I love cake. I love relaxing on the couch eating cake. I love eating cake in summer. I love eating cake while wearing comfy coral jeans. Show me a person who doesn’t like cake, and i’ll show you a really sad person. The saddest person in the world. But, I would like to think that even the most dedicated cake hater might declare an amnesty on this little baby. Its a moist pineapple and coconut cake. Moist and crumbly and sweet. What could be wrong with that?

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This is probably one of the easiest cake recipes. Only requiring super basic ingredients (except maybe the coconut milk), you just cream the butter and dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients and finally stirring in the pineapple at the end. I dare you to get this recipe wrong. Really.

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Then you just ice that baby and eat it all! The coconut icing is particularly fluffy and delicious. Maybe with the help of a few friends. I had my friends The Baker and The Chocolatier to help me. Luckily. However, if you’re not wanting to share your cake with anyone, you can alway make it into cupcakes and halve the cooking time. It should make about 15 depending on the size of your patty pans.

So kids, coconut and pineapple is a pretty damn good combination. Do you have a favourite match?

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Pineapple and Coconut Cake Recipe – adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

Cake – Ingredients

240g plain flour

280g caster sugar

3 tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

80g unsalted butter

240ml coconut milk

1tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 medium sized tin of crushed pineapple

Method

1. Heat the oven to 170 degrees

2. put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a mixer and beat on a slow speed until the mixture is a sandy consistency

3. mix in the coconut milk and vanilla extract

4. beat in eggs

5. drain the pineapple and stir through the mixture

6. Pour into a lined baking tin and bake for 50 minutes

Ingredients – Coconut Icing 

 250g icing sugar

80g unsalted butter

25ml coconut milk

 

Method

1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together until well mixed

2. switch the mixer speed to slow and pour in the coconut milk

3. Once the mixture has come together, turn the mixer speed up to high and beat until light and fluffy

4. Ice yo damn cake!

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4 Responses to “Taste of Summer: Pineapple Coconut Cake”

  1. Haha I agree. Cake is awesome! I can never turn down a homemade cake, and pineapple with coconut is always a winning combo!

  2. Katie says:

    Thanks Helen. I think that not liking cake must come under some sort of illness…

  3. Julie says:

    I agree, pineapple and coconut are a delicious combination! I also like chocolate plus pretty much any fruit ;) And I love your coconut icing – so fluffy!

  4. Katie says:

    Thanks Julie! You will have to teach me how to make it with tofu or something to make it healthier :P

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