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Pineapple Cake

A pineapple cake inspired by the movie, 'The Help'.


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Pineapple Cake
September 19, 2011

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Pineapple Cake

This pineapple cake was inspired by the latest Disney flick The Help. I was intrigued by the buttery milky syrup that coats the cake whilst it is still warm. I thought I was reading the recipe wrong when it didn’t include butter in the cake, but only on the outside of the cake.

Still, it was an alright cake, and the glaze helped keep the cake well for quite a few days. Although I’m not sure I’d make it again, perhaps it just tasted too much of tinned pineapple!

Ah well, interesting recipes aside, how would you like to see the movie The Help, and see the delicious pecan pies, and other delicious treats? I’m off to see it this weekend with a girlfriend, can’t wait!

Pineapple Cake
Suzanne Stull

2 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 free range eggs
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
500g can of crushed pineapple with juice
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat over to 180ΒΊC, lightly grease a 22cm x 33 cm pan.

2. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and caster sugar together.

3. Stir in the beaten eggs and the pineapple with juice and mix well.

4. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

5. Make buttery milk syrup: in a saucepan combine the butter, evaporated milk, vanilla, and caster sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat, and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour over cake while still warm.


30 comments on “Pineapple Cake
  1. Tenina

    Loved the film, now have to read the book, let alone bake the cake! (And yes, my husbands name is Hamish!!)

    September 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm
  2. Tenina

    Woops, my Fave American food is Tex Mex anything…does that count? I love fresh Mexican food with the American tweaks that you get in Texas. Otherwise, you could just put me down for hot and sticky ribs any ole day!

    September 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm
  3. Lianne

    Mac and Cheese!! (: Not sure if it’s really american dish but it’s me favourite!

    September 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm
  4. sally li

    i love waffles. the ones in max brenners are way to dry but there are some out there which is nicer

    September 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm
  5. Sharon

    I love pineapple, so I’ll definitely be making this recipe! Favourite American recipe… Anything dreamed up by The Pioneer Woman. My never fail always run to recipe of hers is her Texas Sheet Cake. It’s seriously to die for.

    September 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  6. Katie

    I am part way through the book (the audiobook that is) and loving it! It’s great!

    As far as american food goes I would say corn bread. I had some when I went in Year 11 and I still remember it to be one of the tastiest things I had there.


    September 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm
  7. Miss Adriennely

    My favourite American dish would be the Pumpkin pie dessert! You just can’t get anything quite like that here down under πŸ™

    September 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  8. Samantha

    Nothing can beat a classic New York bagel with cream cheese so thick that it oozes through the middle when you take a bite!

    September 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm
  9. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Sounds like a feel-good movie! I love apple pie. That’s totally American, right?

    September 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm
  10. Hannah

    Yes yes yes! I’m in! But that’s such a difficult question… right now, I’ll say peanut butter cheesecake πŸ˜€

    September 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm
  11. penny aka jeroxie

    Good luck to the winners!

    September 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm
  12. Winston

    greasy fatty texan/southern food appeals to me most! so… buttermilk fried chicken or buffalo wings for me! =]

    September 20, 2011 at 1:17 am
  13. Winston

    for some reason all the greasy fatty texan/southern food really appeals to me… so, buffalo wings or buttermilk fried chicken def my fav! =D

    September 20, 2011 at 1:29 am
  14. FOOD - Pampering Yourself

    The cakes look so soft and fluffy! And no butter – definitely earn it more credits!

    Favourite American dish – the old-fashioned Macaroni and cheese! Simple but delicious. Tubes of pasta in rich and creamy cheese sauce, topped with Cheddar cheese and baked in oven till bubbling!

    September 20, 2011 at 4:51 am
  15. pamela

    Hot dogs from a street vendor in times square. Smeared in mustard!

    September 20, 2011 at 8:18 am
  16. Jackie

    Key lime pie!! So tart and fruity and sweet. And pastry! How could you ever resist?

    September 20, 2011 at 8:57 am
  17. Michelle chin

    i love red velvet cheese cake although I had it only once in my life. The red can be quite off putting but if you just get the right type, it’s heaven in your mouth!

    September 20, 2011 at 9:13 am
  18. Vee @ Munching (in) Melbourne

    Southern fried chicken and peanut butter cup cupcakes πŸ˜‰ That cake looks looooveeely! But I’m not a fan of tinned pineapple either unfortunately!!

    September 20, 2011 at 9:13 am
  19. Ani @GloriousFood

    How can you go past a New York hotdog? I still dream about these! The soft buns, the sausage, the swirls of ketchup and american mustard.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:24 am
  20. Nic@diningwithastud

    It does look good – a great sweet fix it sounds like

    September 20, 2011 at 11:44 am
  21. Bec

    Has to be the Pioneer Woman’s A-MAZ-ING meatloaf recipe. It is seriously to. die. for. Yum! Might make it for dinner tonight in fact.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm
  22. sonya

    so wanna see this movie! my fav american food is sticky american spare ribs mmmmmmm!!

    September 20, 2011 at 7:18 pm
  23. sonya

    so wanna see this movie ….and my fav would have to be sticky american spare ribs mmmmmm!

    September 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm
  24. Roxanne

    Whoopie pies!! Cake covering icing! Nothing better πŸ™‚

    September 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  25. Clarissa

    The movie looks great, I have been dying to see it.

    I love all American food, the greasier, the better! My absolute favourite would be mac n cheese… not to mention DEEP FRIED mac n cheese!

    September 21, 2011 at 11:40 am
  26. Wendy Hatton

    Pecan Pie- rich but delicious

    September 22, 2011 at 1:02 am
  27. Vivian - vxdollface

    ooh never knew The Help was a Disney film! hehe love pineapple cakes πŸ™‚

    my absolute favourite American dish would be Philly Cheesesteak <3 or the good ol' Twinkie πŸ˜‰

    September 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm
  28. Vivian - vxdollface

    yay for multiple entries!

    maryland crabcakes xD

    September 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm
  29. Vivian - vxdollface

    not really a dish but ranch dressing!

    September 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm
  30. Donna C

    I love macaroni and cheese!

    September 24, 2011 at 2:55 am
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