Friday, February 25, 2011

Pineapple Streusel Cake {Recipe Included}

This cake took me exactly 12 minutes to prepare. And then it spent an hour in the oven. But twelve minutes- that's amazing! I didn't even have to use a beater for it- just a wooden spoon. It tastes delicious- very moist with the pineapple and its syrup. What I added to this cake that was not in the recipe was that I brushed it as soon as it was out of the oven with combined equal amounts of lemon juice and caster sugar- added tanginess.

Pineapple Streusel Cake

1 & 3/4 cups self-raising flour
125g unsalted butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
450g can crushed pineapple, drained, 1/2 cup juice reserved
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup soft brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a deep 23cm round cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line base with paper; grease paper. Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.
  2. Melt butter and sugar in a small pan over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved; remove from heat. Combine eggs and reserved pineapple juice in small mixing bowl.
  3. Add butter and egg mixtures to flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined; do not overbeat.
  4. Spoon half the mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface. Cover with combined pineapple, coconut and brown sugar. Spoon remaining batter over pineapple; smooth surface. Bake 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.


  1. I see yur beautiful cutlery in te background....and 12 minutes? I'm going to have to try it to believe it!

  2. Anonymous25/2/11 00:58

    Looks good enough for us to experiment with a low carb version. You had me with the 12 min prep!

  3. This brings back memories of the pineapple upside down cake my aunt used to bake when I was growing up. Though hers didn't have that luscious thread of pineapple and coconut streusel running through the cake which yours does...gonna have to try this. 12 minutes is the perfect amount of time that clutzy-me can spend on a recipe, minimal margin for mess up!

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