I'm Back with this Perfect Pineapple Butter Cake


 
Ok, so I know I said I was done with my blog, but evidently it was something I truly looked forward to doing, and apparently just needed a little break from it to recharge ~   after doing it for almost 9 years ~ I missed the whole process.  In other words, I missed being a part of the community. 



I thought about you all more than once, and wondered what great travel adventure or tip I missed.  And, what if I missed your fabulous recipe…

Your comments made me think about blogging:  Blogging provides exercise for my mind.  From organizing thoughts for writing a post, to photography and research, it all helps to keep a person's brain occupied and active.  It lights a fire under me to try new recipes and techniques.  And of importance too, I use my blog as a reference for myself with all the family recipes here in one place.

All the connections made with so many of you through this food blog have inspired me in many ways and I want to keep that connection.  Thanks again to all of you for your kind comments and support!
Anyway, I’m refreshed, and here I am back, with a great recipe that treated us with a positively delicious simple cake…




Woo hoo, woo hoo!  If you love pineapple, you will be hooked on this simple little cake!

It’s a good thing I have "Harvest-Select the Best Produce" app on my phone.  I love fresh pineapple and the produce section had a plethora of fresh whole pineapples.  

The problem was how to select a good juicy ripe one.  I pulled up the app on my phone and learned the best way to choose a pineapple is by by smell.  Ripe pineapples have a sweet fragrance coming the stem (bottom) end.  Right on spot, I examined several, some had little or no fragrance until I got my hands on the perfect one, very fragrant!  It was delicious, lots of good juicy fresh pineapple. 


I came across this wonderful recipe by Chef Dennis ~ it’s not the usual upside down pineapple cake, just a plain simple rustic sort of cake! 


This cake is so moist, buttery and delicious, and just as good is how easy it is to make…  I added pineapple extract to the recipe and substituted Splenda for most of the sugar.  I’m guessing, you could use canned pineapple slices and chop and drain them. 



 
Like I said, if you love pineapple, you have to try this, it’s almost like a buttery pineapple pound cake!

It is sooooo buttery good and delicious!



Yield: 8

Pineapple Butter Cake

prep time: 15 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 50 mins
If you love pineapple like I do, you will be hooked on this cake, simple, super moist and delicious!

ingredients:

½ cup butter (1 stick)
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
⅔ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 whole eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon pineapple extract
¼ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup Splenda
½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
Confectioner’s sugar to dust

instructions:

Preheat oven to 375°.
Butter a 9” round cake pan.
In a large frying pan over low heat, melt the butter, reserve 6 tablespoons for later.
Add
the pineapple and cook for about 10 minutes. **** do not use any of the
juice from the pan, only the pineapple.  (I slipped up and used it all,
doubt if it made a difference, but I had patted the pineapple well with
a paper towel before “frying” it.)
In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder.
In a large bowl, beat the whole eggs and egg yolk until blended.
Add the reserved melted butter, sugar, Splenda, vanilla and pineapple extracts, and lemon zest.
Stir in flour and pineapple.
Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing the top.
Bake until cake is browned, 30-35 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool in pan for 5 minutes.
Invert cake onto plate to remove the pan and then invert again and return to rack to cool completely.
Before serving, dust with confectioner’s sugar.
Top with ice cream or whipped cream, if you desire.

NOTES:

I slightly adapted recipe by using Splenda/granulated sugar mixture, original recipe calls for 1 cup granulated sugar.
Created using The Recipes Generator





Enjoy!






45 comments:

  1. I am so HAPPY that you are back now, Pam. The cake looks marvelous and must be full of aroma because of use of fresh pineapples. Welcome back, Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Yes, the whole kitchen smelled like pineapple as it baked! ☺

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  2. Pam, Welcome back! I agree with your conclusions. Writing my blog is a great mental exercise as I have to find and enhance photos, decide on their order, write the narrative, research history and other information, edit that to fit, etc. It's like a hobby now. I do grow weary of it sometimes...but on the balance, it's a positive thing for me. FYI...great cake recipe as we both love moist cake and pineapple! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! And all of that work you put into it makes it a great blog, always love reading your travel adventures and about RR's! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  3. Welcome back, Pam, from your little well-deserved break! Your thoughts on blogging are exactly like mine, only you've phrased it perfectly( excercice of the mind, research, photos etc..).
    Pineapple is a great fruit and your butter cake is - to die for. So simple, and yet so good looking and delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Duta! Yes, on the whole, blogging is a wonderful thing and has more pros than cons. The cake is perfect for pineapple lovers! Take care

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  4. Yes! Yes! Yes! You say it so well for the joys and rewards of blogging. Then you make me hungry for pineapple cake. Don't leave us again!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mae! It takes a bit of time, but the benefits of blogging are plentiful, plus it's a connection with various folks worldwide. Like Dave above said, it's almost a hobby and I didn't realize how much I'd miss it. Thanks again!

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  5. Hello from Alberta, Canada … cat here … smiles … got here via David … This Keto girl/ cat is a miserable cook … always have been and always will be … but I do enjoy looking at food that master cooks like you produce … Anyway … Love, cat.

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    1. Hello, cat! I bet you're a pretty good cook, and it looks/sounds like you're a cat lover too! Everyone has to eat for sure and I try my best at cooking, but there have been a lot of flops along the way. ☺ Thanks for dropping by and making a nice comment! Take care

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  6. Delighted that you're back! I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Blogging is rather addictive, isn't it? Fun, too, although we all need a break from time to time. Anyway, what a terrific recipe you made for us on your return. Love pineapple, and who doesn't like cake? Wonderful recipe -- thanks.

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    1. Hi John! Thanks! It is addicting and fun too, and yes, this little break from it worked. Cake rules, and so does pineapple for me. Take care

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  7. It has become increasingly difficult for me to find time to blog! Other things seem to have filled the time! Your recipes are always such good ones, and I'm sure this is delicious, too! Blogger doesn't send out the comments any longer; that is a little disappointing as I rarely check back with mine! Hoping you are able to find a blogging routine that works for you!

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    1. Hi Nellie! You have a wonderful blog and I hope you find time for it now and then. Thanks so much for your kind words and have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  8. I really appreciate all of your thoughts that you shared about blogging, even the burn-out stage that I, too, experienced last year for 6 months. I felt the same feelings as you explained so eloquently in this post. My only regrets are that when I went silent, my readers did the same upon my return. I missed blogging, the community, the inspiration and the stimulation of my mind in more creative ways other than my mental work in my full-time career. On another note, I simply love pineapple and am always looking for new ways to use it in recipes besides simply eating it alone or in a smoothie. Thanks for this new recipe and welcome back my Midwestern blogging friend!
    xo

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    1. Hi Roz! I hear you! I missed you and your great recipes and adventures, esp since I love Italian food. There's a lot involved with blogging for sure and the community is a large part of it. I'm glad you love pineapple also! A smoothie sounds really great! Thanks for your nice comment, you're a wonderful blogging friend! xo

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  9. glad you are back! buttery? pineapple? cake? doesn't get any better. looks delicious

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  10. Welcome back Pam! Life happens, sometimes we need to step away from our blogs. Love the blogging community too.
    As for this simple rustic version of pineapple cake- so, so good!

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    1. Thanks, Velva! Yep, I definitely needed a break, and time not to think about it, writing, etc. Rustic cakes are great sometimes, nothing fancy about this one! Take care

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  11. WOOOHOOO! So glad you're back. We all need a break every now and then but so glad yours was short-lived! And this cake - wow I truly adore pineapple and love Chef Dennis' recipes too. What a great way to come back. Thank you!

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    1. Woo Hoo, Tricia! ☺ Thanks! Yes, I agree, Chef Dennis has some awesome recipes and so do you!!! This cake made me happy happy! Take care and have a great rest of the week!

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  12. That was a great cake!
    ...And I knew you'd be back :)

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    1. Ha! Hi Son! Yep, couldn't stay away. Thanks, I thought the cake was great too. You have a wonderful day and rest of the week!!! ☺

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  13. SO glad you're back! I was burned out this summer, but that feeling eventually left. Your cake looks terrific! I'd love to give it a try!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I know what you mean. Have a good day!

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  14. So glad it's not so long! I took a break earlier this month while I was in England and feel great to be back with my blog friends. This recipe looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I know you had a good time! :-)

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  15. Imagine me clapping my hands and jumping up and down
















    Imagine me clapping my hands and jumpimg up and down.
    Darn I wish blogging had emoji's.
    So happy you are back.

    Now seriously, this cake---looked good on Facebook but it looks
    better here!

    M : )




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    1. You're too funny, Melinda! :-) Yes, I wish there were emoji's here too. Thanks for the visit!

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  16. Welcome back! I think we all go through that sometimes but glad you are up for it still. And what a great recipe to make a renewed entrance with!

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    1. Yes, Evelyne! I think all bloggers must if they've been at it for awhile! Thanks!

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  17. Welcome back.I agree with you on blogging. when i started blogging i came to know many things through blogging and had more interest to blog about many things. I enjoy blogging!
    Yummy and simple cake!

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    1. Thanks weekend! I enjoy blogging too! And the cake is yummy! :-)

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  18. Love pineapple, the cake must be so delicious☺

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    1. Thanks, natalia! It was and I want to make it again soon!

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  19. Hi Pam, lovely that you didn't hang up the saddle for long. This cake looks devine - I am a pineapple fan.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! Glad you're a pineapple fan also!

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  20. Glad to see you back and that you got a little re-charge! This cake look scrumptious!

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    1. Hi Amy! Yes, a little re-charge was all I needed. Thanks and take care

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  21. i agree--blogging is definitely a great way to keep one's mind sharp! that's why i love it. glad you're back, and with a gloriously simple but super cake!

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  22. Welcome back Pam! So nice to see you back to blogging world! Yay!
    The pineapple cake looks delicious! I love simple cakes like this. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Well I knew you said you would be around now and then reading blogs so when I've seen your comments that is exactly what I thought you were doing. So happy to know that you rethought your decision and decided to keep blogging. It is recipes like this that keep us all coming back for more. Now I have a lot of catching up to do. :D

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