Walnut and Pineapple Cake

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    Crushed pineapple provides a wonderful sweetness and texture to this cake that comes with a recipe for a rich and complementary cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 18 

    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 3 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 large (565g) tin crushed pineapple with juice
    • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts
    • Icing
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 115g butter
    • 2 cups (240g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Cake: Mix together flour, sugar, salt, bicarb soda, eggs and oil. Stir in pineapple with juice and nuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 23 x 33cm cake tin.
    2. Bake at 180 degrees C for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool completely on a wire rack.
    3. Icing: Blend together cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla. Put icing on the cooled cake.

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    This is a nice recipe. After reading previous reviews about the cake's heavy texture, I beat my eggs for about 4 minutes until they were thickened, and added 1 tsp. baking powder in addition to the soda; the resulting texture was fluffy and very moist. I reduced the sugar a bit, but next time I'll use the full amount. I would recommend adding a teaspoon of vanilla, and also a tablespoon or two of lemon juice to brighten up the pineapple flavor. A keeper recipe!  -  13 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a good home-made cake, but the original recipe is a little odd. It needs some adjustments, I read all the reviews and follow some sugestions which help me on the good results. It come out delicious! I brought this cake to a family reunion and everyone loves it. In my opinion it just needs 1 cup of sugar,and 1/2 cup of oil. I added 1tsp. of baking powder, 1 tblsp of lemon juice, and 1tsp. of vanilla extract. It only need 20 minutes to cook in the oven, not 45 minutes. I omited the nuts. In the iceing I only put 1/2 of cup of confectioners sugar and it was perfectly sweet. I did this changes and we had an absolutely delicious cake.  -  05 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This pineapple cake is amazing! I used 1/2 cup of less of the sugar and I had a fresh pineapple that I had to use up so I just added 1/2 cup of milk to make up for the canned liquid! I didnt even frost it is that good! Frosting would make it even extra amazing! Very moist and very good flavour! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!  -  24 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)