Pineapple Coconut Cake
Total TimePrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
This cake is definitely my cup of tea!... It turned out absolutely delicious and moist, I doubled the recipe and I made a four layer cake for my husband‘s birthday, we all loved it it was one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. The flavor of the pineapple and the coconut along with the whipping cream and the cream cheese gives a very delicate taste it is not so sweet actually. All the ingredients and the portions are perfect for flavor make sure you really follow every step and don’t change anything. Thank you for sharing your recipes
This cake is not my cup of tea. It is way too rich! 1 quart of heavy cream, 16 oz of cream cheese. Each slice is 900 calories! If I were to make it again, I'd reduce the mousse recipe by half -- don't need that much frosting. Even with generous frosting, I had quite a bit leftover. The frosting as is is not very sweet. I would increase the sugar. Otherwise ,the pineapple coconut flavors are a great combination.
I can and will justify making this cake, because its a special occasion cake and not a cake you serve everyday. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are special occasion and this cake serves many.. Delicious cake..
MoistElegantFreshEasy to make it
I just made this for Easter dinner, I did a top ring of green grass with icing and put malted Easter eggs in the grass. I did make it for the first time and used convection bake it rose really well and then fell, next time I will do normal bake. One cake was small so I did not split it and the other one split perfectly. So mine was a three layer cake and not four but everyone loved it. It is not overly sweet.
Went exactly to spec, and it turned out incredible. I did not change a thing and am super pleased with this recipe.
Horrible cake. I agree with hot strawberry. Too dense and not enough for 2 pans. I used the pineapple in the mousse not the cake. The mousse was great and I figured the pineapple went in there. Directions weren't great.
Although it is a lot of calories ,it is one of the best cakes ever , it is a big hit with everyone. People will ask you to make it every year. Bring it with you to make an impression on friends and family, they will love it.
HotStrawberry, will make this for the fourth time, for my son's birthday on New Year's Eve. You made at least one error, the pineapple that was drained for the juice for the cake was the pineapple used on the frosting. Sounds like you added it to the cake, since you didn't have it to add to the frosting. By the way I used light cream cheese, good quality Neufchatel, in the frosting mousse and it was delicious, and dId not use it all. That cuts quite a few calories, 550 per cake just for the cheese exchange, more for not using it all. Also 12 slices in this cale are huge and rich slices, we cut at least 16. Since I make it about once a year, and usually only make a few cakes in a year, we enjoy it when I do. Yes, the mousse is lovely used as a mousse mixed with crumbled coconut macaroons, or between cookies, in a graham pie crust, by itself with a little liqueur added. Or by the spoon. Or just make less. Truly a fabulous cake.
I cannot justify making this cake because it is altogether unhealthy. Almost 900 calories a slice is way too much for me.