You’d never think that this would be a low fat cake! Easy angel food cake with pineapple topping combines to make the ultimate summer dessert.
Angel food cake lives up to its name because it truly is brought from heaven. The light texture combined with the sweet pineapple makes this cake soooo addicting – and guess what?! It’s only 5 ingredients.
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Your friends will love this 5 ingredient cake, and you won’t have to slave all day in the kitchen.
This recipe calls for a box of angel food cake mix. But, with the pineapple you’re adding in, it makes the flavor just explode!! With an angel food cake mix, adding a bit of pineapple is a super easy way to make it taste just like homemade.
This recipe has no egg yolks and no butter – meaning the amount of fat in this cake is much, much less than many other cakes. Because of the light and airy texture of this cake, it’s not the same as diving into a dense, thick, buttery piece of cake.
Although that sounds great, this cake will leave you feeling a little bit less…weighed down afterwards!
Short answer? Yes! But you’re not going to want to grease your pan, and you’re still going to need to cool it off upside down.
The best size for this recipe if you don’t use an angel food cake pan would be a 13×9 cake pan – you don’t want too small of a pan, or your cake will overflow when it bakes!
Sponge cakes are just a bit different from angel food cakes because in traditional recipes, you use the egg yolks as well as the egg whites in the recipe. This still makes a light and airy cake, but it is denser and richer than an angel food cake.
Most other cakes use at least some amount of butter or egg yolk. This includes sponge cake, chiffon cake, traditional white cake… and so on.
Angel food cake is different because you don’t need ANY of that – and for this recipe, we’ve made it even simpler: just a box mix and pineapple.
You’ll need simply three ingredients for this pineapple topping for this cake! Just pineapple, sugar, and cornstarch. You’ll heat this up over the stovetop for a bit, and then you’re done!
You can use this pineapple topping for lots of other things too – traditional cake, cheesecake, or ice cream!!
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