Print Options

Back to Pina Colada Cake >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Pina Colada Cake

 Pina Colada Cake
As an avid baker, I wanted to create something that was mine and from my heart. I wanted to make a cake that tasted like the perfect pina colada drink and I feel like I accomplished just that with this recipe.—Stephanie McShan, Apopka, Florida
12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • Dried pineapple slices and toasted coconut, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to
  • the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after
  • each addition.
  • In a food processor, cover and pulse pineapple until almost smooth.

2 of 2

Pina Colada Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Stir into batter. Transfer to three greased and floured 9-in. round
  • baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in the
  • confectioners' sugar, extract and enough water to achieve a
  • spreading consistency.
  • To assemble, place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with
  • half of the preserves. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Frost top and sides. Garnish with pineapple slices and coconut if
  • desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice (calculated without garnishes) equals 868 calories, 36 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 129 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.