While perusing Pinterest recently I stumbled upon a recipe that had been posted from Dawn’s Quilt Corner. I read her post and she ASSURED me (well, everyone!) that this two-ingredient recipe was super simple and yummy too! Two ingredients???? Yup!
I decided to give it a try last week. We had company staying, and we wanted something sweet but not too heavy. Sounded like the perfect opportunity to try out the Angel Food – Pineapple Dessert!
I followed the directions that Dawn posted, pretty much to the letter.
- I used a 9 x 13 glass baking pan (I didn’t spray it)
- I dumped one (1) box of Angel Food cake mix (no extra ingredients) into the pan (I had Duncan Hines mix on hand)
- and I then dumped one (1) 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (including the juice) over the cake mix (I used HEB Hill Country brand).I gently mixed the angel food cake mix and the crushed pineapple together. Dawn was careful to mention that she stirred by hand – no mixer needed - and I followed her suggestion. It was interesting watching the interaction of the pineapple juice with the angel food cake – it didn’t exactly bubble, but it did froth up while I stirred. I think if a mixer is used that frothiness wouldn’t occur, and the cake may not raise as much.
When you make this dessert, make sure that you mix all the dry ingredients into the the pineapple juice. It won’t seem possible when you start, but it does mix into a cake-like consistency.
Pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, and Ta Da!!!! – you’ve got dessert.
After we let it cool a bit, we served it up to the company – we used sugar free Cool Whip as our topping, but it would be delicious with vanilla ice cream as well. The cake was very light because of the Angel Food mix, but moist from the pineapple. We all really liked the taste and texture of the pineapple bits in the cake.
Everyone LOVED it – in fact, they ate it for breakfast the next day as well!!!
When we make this again, we might change it up a little just to see how it works - someone suggested a powdered sugar glaze over the top which sounds really good. Someone else suggested putting pineapple SLICES at the bottom of the pan before baking. That means you would have to mix in a separate bowl, and carefully pour over the slices. A variation of a ‘Pineapple – Upside Down’ cake!
Have you tried this Pinterest find yet??? If you do, I’d love to hear how you like it, and if you made any variations to the original recipe! Your comments and feedback are much appreciated!