Cake & Cookie Recipes > Pineapple Cake

How to make pineapple cake:
An unusual cake with a great taste.


14oz can crushed pineapple
6oz butter
6oz caster/superfine sugar
3 eggs
10oz self raising flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
1/4 level teaspoons mixed spice
2oz ground almonds
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Preheat the oven to 350oF/180oC/gas Mk 4.
- Grease and line a 7 inch square cake tin.
- Drain the juice from the can of pineapple and reserve.
- Roughly chop the fruit, keeping about 8 good pieces of fruit for decoration.
- Place the butter, sugar, eggs and 3 tablespoons juice in a mixing bowl.
- Sift in the flour, mixed spice and baking powder and stir well.
- Add the ground almonds and chopped pineapple pieces.
- Beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon into the tin, smooth over the top and place the 8 pieces of pineapple around the edge.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Leave in the cake tin for a few minutes and then carefully turn out onto a wire rack.
- Remove the greaseproof paper and leave to cool.