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Does cream cheese frosting go well with pineapple cake?

This  crushed pineapple cake is loaded with flavorful pineapple and topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. It’s like having summer on a platter! Additionally, it’s quite simple to create with just a few basic ingredients.

Crushed Pineapple Cake being served

Pineapples are not only one of the most delicious fruits, but they are also high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

So we can consider this smashed pineapple cake to be nutritious, right?

Maybe not after we cover it with cream cheese icing.

Yet it’s still one of my favorite fruits, which is why it appears on the blog so often. Check out some of my other favorite pineapple recipes: pineapple ice cream, pineapple rum pops and pina colada poke cake.

hand holding a plate with crushed pineapple cake

Let’s Make Crushed Pineapple Cake

This crushed pineapple cake is really easy to make. It’s a perfect choice when you have last minute guests or need to come up with a quick dish to take to a party.

ingredients for crushed pineapple cake

To begin, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, in a mixing basin, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

mixing flour for crushed pineapple cake

After everything is evenly spread, add your eggs, crushed pineapple, and vanilla extract and stir thoroughly.

adding pineapples to the cake batter

Since it was easier, I used canned pineapple for my cake. Also, pineapples aren’t in season right now. Nevertheless, if you can get your hands on some fresh pineapple, go ahead and use that instead!

If you go with fresh pineapple, just make sure that you cut out the hard center when you chop it. You’ll just have the readily crushable section of the pineapple this way.

mixing batter for crushed pineapple cake

When your crushed pineapple cake batter is ready, pour it into a 9″ by 13″ glass baking dish. Grease the dish so that the cake comes out easily when it’s done.

Bake the cake for 20 minutes, then cover it loosely with foil to prevent it from browning too much.

We’re aiming for a rich golden brown color, similar to banana bread.

Return the covered cake to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the crushed pineapple cake to cool before adding the final touch: the delectable cream cheese icing.

Making the Cream Cheese Frosting

You may prepare the cream cheese icing while the cake is baking to save time.

The frosting is made using just four ingredients: cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

ingredients for making cream cheese frosting

Using an electric mixer, whip the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.

mixing the cream cheese frosting with a blender

Next add your powdered sugar and vanilla extract to thicken and flavor it.

cream cheese frosting in a bowl

After the cake has completely cooled, place dollops of cream cheese frosting on top and spread into a thick layer of icing.

icing the crushed pineapple cake

And that’s it – you’re crushed pineapple cake is ready to dig into. Enjoy!

serving the crushed pineapple cake in slices

 

Crushed Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This crushed pineapple cake is loaded with flavorful pineapple and topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting. It’s like having summer on a platter! Additionally, it’s quite simple to create with just a few basic ingredients.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Dessert, vegetarian

Keywords: crushed pineapple cake, pineapple cake recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Calories: 421kcal

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the eggs, crushed pineapple, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the cake batter into a 9×13 inch glass baking dish that has been buttered. Bake the cake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit, then gently cover with foil to avoid overbrowning. Return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let to cool fully before icing with homemade cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar well.

Notes

NOTE: While the cake bakes, it will get pretty dark. It should be a deep golden brown, similar to the color of baked banana bread.

Nutrition (Estimated)

Calories: 421kcal 77g carbohydrate 4g protein Fat: 11g 6g Saturated Fat 58mg cholesterol Sodium content: 336mg 117mg potassium 1g fiber 60g of sugar 435 IU of vitamin A 4.5mg vitamin C 34mg calcium Iron content: 1.3mg

Related Questions

  • When should you frost a cake with cream cheese frosting?

    Remove it from the refrigerator an hour or two before serving to allow the frosting to come to room temperature and the cake layers to lose their cold. Get Food Network’s best cream cheese frosting recipe.

  • Can you decorate a cake with cream cheese frosting the day before?

    So there you have it. You can leave a cake with cream cheese frosting out overnight (the sugar will help preserve it) but if your kitchen is too hot, don’t take the risk. Put it in the fridge!

  • Can you use pineapple icing with Cool Whip?

    In a large mixing dish, combine vanilla instant pudding, crushed pineapples, and juice. Mix in the Cool Whip. Refrigerate cake for at least 1 hour.