Pineapple and Coconut Cake

Yay – Summer is here! (Well, it was last week – the sun seems to be hiding behind rain clouds currently – boo) Inspired by last weeks almost tropical temperatures I went tropical with my cake flavours. This pineapple and coconut cake has a pineapple sponge, topped with a coconut fudge drizzle like icing that you pour on while the cake is hot so it oozes into the warm sponge. Tell you what, it would be smashing with a slug of spiced rum in the topping, but I drank all mine so that will have to wait for next time!

 

pineapple and coconut cake

5.0 from 2 reviews
Pineapple and Coconut Cake
 
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A tropical flavoured sponge with a coconut fudge like topping.
Serves: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 300g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 110g butter - melted
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 small tin pineapple slices
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • For the topping:
  • 200g desiccated coconut
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 small tin evaporated milk
  • 110g butter
Instructions
  1. Drain the pineapple and chop/mash until mostly crushed. (the odd bigger bit doesn't matter!)
  2. Add the crushed pineapple to a bowl with the flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, slightly cooled melted butter and vanilla essence and stir well.
  3. Pour the mix into a lined deep brownie tray.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes at 180 degrees until cake is cooked through.
  5. Towards the end of the baking time make the coconut topping.
  6. Melt the butter in a pan over a gentle heat.
  7. Stir in the sugar and evaporated milk and allow to bubble for a few minutes until lightly golden and thickened a bit.
  8. Stir in the coconut.
  9. When the cake is cooked, remove from oven and make holes in the top with a skewer/cocktail stick (much as you would with a lemon drizzle cake) - then pour over the fudgy coconut icing and allow the whole lot to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  10. Cut into sticky squares to serve.
 

pineapple and coconut cake

I love how sticky the topping of this cake is – it almost tastes like a combo of coconut ice and fudge – you do need a fork unless you don’t mind sticky fingers though! This would be fab in summer with ice cream or sorbet – or warm in winter with some rum flavoured custard. Pina Colada cake anyone?!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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9 Comments

  1. June 14, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Oh lush, this sounds lovely. Especially with the rum flavoured custard!

  2. June 14, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    This looks and sounds yummy – love coconut so one to try!

  3. Kerry Norris
    June 15, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I am massively into coconut at the mo so I’m going to have to give this a go. Looks yummy x

  4. Hannah
    June 15, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    This looks delicious – I can;t believe I have not made this before!

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