Ingredients

How to make it

  • For the sponge
  • Preheat oven to 190deg C , reduce to 180deg C after 10 mins of putting the cake in.
  • Grease and line a 9"ring tin; A springform cake tin is always better.
  • Sift the flour + baking powder + salt + cornflour 3 times.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar well with beater till very thick ribbon falls and holds in place for at least 5 seconds (beat for approx 10mins)
  • Add vanilla essence + pineapple essence and beat for 1 min.
  • Gently fold in the sifted flour; mix lightly so that air doesnt escape.
  • Turn gently into tin and bake for 30-35mins till done.
  • Once done, remove from tin after 5 mins and leave on rack to cool completely. Cut horizontally into 3 layers.
  • Filling:
  • Chop the pineapple bits into tiny pieces,and reserve some bigger bits for the topping.
  • Whip 400ml whipping cream with 4tbs pwdrd sugar +1 tsp pineapple essence until thick and holds peaks.
  • Reserve 1/2 for icing the top.
  • Take about 1/4 a cup of cream(approx 4-5 tbsp), and colour it with yellow food colour.
  • In the remainder of the cream ,fold in the chopped pineapple bits.
  • Place the bottom most layer of the sponge on your serving platter, spread 1/2 of the whipped cream and bits over it.
  • Place the middle layer over this, and repeat with the rest of the fruit cream.
  • Topping:
  • Spread the remaining pineapple cream over the top and sides of the cake.
  • Pipe a decoration with the coloured yellow cream from a zipbag with the corner snipped. I have marbled the cake. Use silver dragees if you like.
  • Pipe a border with the coloured cream.
  • Chill well before serving.
  • Note: If you think the sponge hasn't come out very soft, you can sprinkle the first 2 layers with 1/4 cup of a mixture of the pineapple syrup and juice of 1/2 a lemon (add a little sugar if you think it isn't sweet enough). Make sure you remember to sprinkle the layer only after placing it in position on the serving platter

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  • Good4U 9 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Ambus
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  • hopscotch 4 years ago
    Whoppers! What an awesome job - it's too beautiful to cut and eat, but let me at it.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    how did I miss this one! WOW got my 5
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    preetikris ate it and said...
    Hey Vindee,

    Wonderful recipe, got it the right time when i was looking for it. tomorrow is my wedding anniversary,will definately prepare this cake. looks soooo yummy and simple too.
    thank u so much for sharing it.
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    ambus ate it and said...
    I made this on Sunday.Everyone loved it so much.Thanks Vindee for this lovely recipe ...
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    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    How did I miss this one.The syrup sprinkled on top of sponge will make it so moisture and melting in the mouth.Saved..
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    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    hi vindee thanks for an incredible cake recipe
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  • lor 7 years ago
    I absolutely love pineapple anything and this cake looks perfect! Thank you for posting this recipe ;-)
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    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Everyone here loved your cake and is really fun to make! Yep, they left some for me..I appreciate your wonderful recipe and being your friend.
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  • mellian 7 years ago
    What a lovely cake! I'll bet it tastes as good as it looks.
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    ambus ate it and said...
    Oh wow,it looks fantastic... very very good vindee.Your work is an inspiration to me.
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    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Hi Vindee.. I cook at all different hours. I am caregiver for my Mamma and Pappa who live with us and my husband is disabled; so I am awake at all hours of the day and night. I also cook for a sort of meals on wheels so don't be surprised at the hours you hear from me. This site helps me keep my sanity. i had just bought a very fresh pineapple and was all awake so I made it....not as fancy tho and almost fell asleep in the icing LOL but it was picked up today for a woman in the semior rehab center who is 101 today...so you did great posting it...Thanks again.Like I said it looked not quite as fancy but I put a lot of love in it and they will save some for my little family here so I will get a taste. Just wanted to explain. You make great 'stuff' .. thanks.
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  • rose 7 years ago
    Wow, I agree...this IS a beautiful cake! I'd love to try this. :)
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  • vindee 7 years ago
    Hi Henrie,Thanks for yr comment. I did something called 'marbling'. It's quite easy, but very effective in appearance. You need to pipe thin, parallel lines of coloured cream from a baggie. Then gently drag a cocktail stick (adjacent, if the word is correct) to create a drag like effect. This can be done in one or both directions. Not sure if it makes sense. I saw it in a picture many moons ago, and loved it instantly.
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  • henrie 7 years ago
    That is one gorgeous cake, how did you do the top with the little waves in it???
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  • sizzlingranny 7 years ago
    MY FATHER WAS THE COOK WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL CHEF .THIS WAS ONE OF HIS BEST.FIRST TIME I,VE SEEN IT IN YEARS.I SURE MISS ALL HIS GREAT TREATS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING.NOW I HAVE THE RECIPE.
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  • kk_chasey 7 years ago
    I can't wait to try this one - I'm all about the presentation - it looks great!
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  • clbacon 7 years ago
    It's a gorgeous cake!
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  • recipediva 7 years ago
    so beautiful! great job! sounds yummy
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