A from-scratch pineapple snack cake with a simple whipped cream topping, or double the recipe for a layer cake with easy pineapple frosting!
Pineapple Snack Cake Recipe
If you’re crazy about pineapple, why not try a homemade pineapple snack cake? Crushed pineapple gets blended into a simple cake batter to give it a tropical flavor. Then you’ll add lemon, almond and vanilla extracts that only enhance the amazing flavor of this easy cake.
Here’s what I love about this cake:
Baked as the recipe says, it will make a 8×8 size snack cake that we like to top with a touch of whipped cream. Use Cool Whip or stabilized whipped cream to cover the top, or simply serve it with a dollop of Redi-Whip whipped cream.
But if you’re feeling really fancy, double the cake ingredients and bake it in two 9″ round cake pans. Baking time might be slightly different so be sure to watch the cake layers closely. How do you know a cake is done? The center will bounce back when you touch it. Simple as that!
Whether you choose a snack cake or a layer cake, if you want to enhance the pineapple flavor you can make a simple, fluffy pineapple frosting from crushed pineapple, instant vanilla pudding and whipped topping. This light frosting is good enough to eat with a spoon, but make sure you leave enough to frost the cake!
This versatile cake is best served the day you make it. Just be sure the cake has cooled before you top it with the whipped cream.
Pineapple Snack Cake
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Pineapple Snack Cake is a rich buttery cake with pineapple baked inside. Frost the top with traditional whipped cream or this light, fluffy, pineapple cream.