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Cake That Looks Like A Pineapple

Are you looking for a cake perfect for a luau-themed party? Then this cake that looks like a pineapple is best for you and your guests. The pineapple cake shaped like a pineapple is a must for the celebration. Creating this cake is time-consuming but is worth it. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake That Looks Like A Pineapple
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 6 inch round cake pan
  • 2 (1-quart)oven-proof bowls
  • Wax paper
  • Long serrated knife
  • Spoon (small)
  • Electric mixer/whisk
  • Cooling rack/wire rack
  • Food processor
  • Saucepan
  • Food grade floral wire (cut into 3 -4 inches)

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • Small piece of pineapple
  • 15-16 ounces yellow cake mix plus the required ingredients

For The Frosting

For The Exterior Of The Cake (Design) and Leaves

Instructions

For The Cake

  • First of all, ensure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Afterward, proceed to peel the pineapple and cut off the top of the pineapple. Then, finely chop the pineapple fruit and save 1/2 cup for the cake.
  • Coat the 6-inch round cake pan. Likewise, coat the two pieces of the oven-proof bowl (1 quart) with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Next, prepare and bake the yellow cake mix as directed in the box using a whisk or an electric mixer. After that, stir or fold in the finely chopped fresh pineapple.
  • Then, divide the cake batter between the pan and bowls.
  • Bake the cake batter in the pan for about 25 minutes or until cooked. Next, bake the cake batter in the bowls for about 35 minutes or until the cake cooks thoroughly. Because of this, you may check if the cake cooked well by using a toothpick or by pressing.
  • Let the cake cool completely in a cooling rack and then unmold them. Then, cut the domed tops of the cakes using a long serrated knife to level them. Set aside for later.

For the Frosting

  • Prepare a food processor and pour the chopped pineapple. Afterward, process until it becomes finely pureed and transfer into a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-low, and simmer. After that, stir occasionally and let the mixture reduce to about 2/3 of a cup. Afterward, set aside to cool completely.
  • Next, prepare a stand mixer attached with a paddle attachment. You can also use an electric mixer. Then, please set it to medium-high speed, and beat the mixture until smooth. Afterward, add in the vanilla extract and salt and continue to beat until everything incorporates well.
  • After that, add 2 cups of powdered sugar and meringue powder to the mixture. Then, beat at medium-low speed until most of the sugar becomes saturated. Afterward, gradually add the remaining sugar one cup at a time. So with that, you may need more sugar or less depending on how soft your butter will be.
  • Afterward, beat the mixture at medium-low speed until the sugar moistens. And then, ensure to set the mixer to medium-high speed and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl's sides using a rubber spatula as needed to combine properly.
  • Lastly, add in the pineapple puree and beat until well combined.

For The Leaves: Please prepare this ahead as it may take longer to dry and make

  • In a bowl, beat powdered sugar, meringue powder, and warm water for about 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure to beat it until stiff peaks develop using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment.
  • If the royal icing becomes too thick, you can add more warm water. Ensure to add one teaspoon at a time. Also, do this until you can achieve the desired consistency.
  • Then, add the green food coloring and mix it until well combined.
  • Afterward, fill the piping bag with a small round tip with the mixture.
  • After that, outline and fill in the leaves with the royal icing on wax paper. Gently move and position the wax paper with your piped leaves over a paper towel roll or a rolling pin. Then, position the tips of the leaves on top of the roll. And it would help if you placed the bottom of the leaves flat over the counter.
  • Afterward, place a piece of cake wire at the bottom of each leaf about an inch in and let the leaves dry for at least 4 hours.
  • Lastly, remove the leaves from the wax paper when it is dry and ready to use.
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