Pineapple Dream Birthday Cake!

1 Aug

What could be more inviting than a beautiful pink ruffled birthday cake? This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s quick and easy because I use a boxed cake mix rather than mixing it from scratch.

The Cake:

Choose your favorite white cake box mix or your favorite from scratch recipe. Instead of using water or milk as your liquid substitute a can of crushed pineapple, juice and all, in the same amount that the recipe calls for. If you are using a boxed cake mix use the four yolks separated for the butter-cream and substitute butter for the oil called for in the cake. These substitute will create a rich flavor that will make the box mix taste better than most from scratch recipes I’ve tasted. I also always add a tablespoon of coconut extract to this cake. I always bake two six inch cakes and layer them.

The Filling:

One box of vanilla pudding mix mixed with one can of crushed pineapple. Mix and allow to thicken and then spread between the layers of the cake.

The Butter-Cream

Make a half recipe of Swiss Meringue Butter-Cream adding either vanilla or almond extract and a few drops of red food coloring. Spread out a thin layer of crumb coat around the cake and refrigerate about 10 minutes or until firm. You can decorate in your favorite fashion. I really like a ruffled finish for a birthday cake.



2 thoughts on “Pineapple Dream Birthday Cake!

  1. I have to say I loved this cake! It was the most beautiful birthday cake anyone has ever made for me! I may just have to attempt it myself one day. Mwah. Hope the whole family is blissed out on summer.

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