Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pineapple Shortcake

The heat is already looming around here in PA so it really does feel like summer. I wanted to bake something tropical and also to get rid of a can of crushed pineapple from my pantry so I bake this great cake to start the summer. A layer of moist cake on the bottom and topped with a layer a gooey buttery pineapple and crunchy caramelized walnuts.

Ingredients for the cake

1 stick butter – 113 grm/1/2 cup
2 tbsp of sour cream
1/3 cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp of milk
1 tsp of essence vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients for the pineapple topping

3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 can (14 oz) crushed pineapple – drained well
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Pre-heat over to 350 degree F. Greased an 8” x 8” square baking pan and line it with parchment paper overhang on both side (for easy removing your slices later).
2. For the cake beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the egg, one at a time beating thoroughly after each addition. Add in the sour cream and vanilla. Mix well
3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour into the butter mixture and the milk. Mix well.
4. Spread the mixture evenly into the baking pan and bake the cake for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool the cake for 15 minutes.
5. Pre-heat the grill/broiler to high. To make the pineapple topping, cream butter and brown sugar until just combined.
6. Stir in the well drained pineapple and walnuts. Mix well. Spread the topping over the cake base.
7. Grill the cake for 5-7 minutes or until the topping bubbles and caramelized. Cool the cake before cutting.

Note: Drain the pineapple really well if not it will make the cake base soggy. Prepared the topping only when the cake is done if not the pineapple topping might discharge more liquid.

19 comments:

Emile Zola@life said...

This cake look really yummy and delicious.

meeso said...

Yummy, that topping looks amazing... I would make it with a cake mix 'cuz I'm lazy about baking :D

Risa said...

This sounds delicious. I would eat the topping by itself!

Dawn said...

Oh I know I would be bad and just eat the topping! LOL

Bethie said...

Wow, that looks fantastic! I think it is calling my name.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply divine, would love to try some! :)

pigpigscorner said...

The topping sounds wonderful! Love how you put in walnuts. Lovely textures and flavours!

Anonymous said...

Gert, this cake looks good & yummy..by looking at it make me "lau nua" already..i love anything with pineapple

- Kath

Elin said...

Wa...I can imagine the taste already by the way you describe it...mouthwatering indeed :)

Christelle said...

Humm, these look gorgeous, I love that they present so well too :)

Jo said...

The pineapple topping looks really delicious and what an creative idea to serve it like this.

myasiankitchen said...

your pineapple shortcake look pretty!! I never bake shortcake but have plenty of shortcake recipe in my baking book!! must try your recipe one day:)

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and I love the crunchy topping!

Bethie said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have made these and posted them over at my blog giving you all the well deserved credit. They are so delicious. Thank you.

PS-I hope I used proper blogger etiquette when linking your site/recipe. I am very new at this. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Emile, yes it is :)

Meeso, I think cake mix will be good too :)

Risa, actually the topping enchance the taste of the cake when you eat it together.

Dawn, you are like Risa going for the topping only :)

Bethie, hope you like this recipe.

LCOM, too bad you are so far away from me if not I can share some iwth you :)

Pigpig, I too like the cruchy walnuts :)

Ksth, don't 'lau nua' make some for yourself :)

Elin, do try this out. Is really good :)

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you.

Jo, thank you.

Lesley, do try some of them out as they are really good.

Debbie, me too :)

Bethie, You are most welcome. Glad that you like the cake and also the link.

Kevin said...

A pineapple short cake sounds really good!

blogresipi said...

Have to try this soon... seems so delicious :)

ICook4Fun said...

Kevin, yeap it is :)

Blogresipi, hope you like this shortcake.