Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pineapple Poke Bundt Cake

This cake is amazing. It may very well be a Best of the Best Recipe.
It comes from the makers of Dole Pineapple.

1 can (20oz) Dole Crushed Pineapple
1 box (2 layer) Yellow Cake Mix
1 package (4 serving size) Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding
3/4 C Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
2 TBS vanilla, divided
1 C Confectioner's Sugar
1 TBS Butter, melted

Glaze ingredients and recipe to follow.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 12 C Bundt Pan well with my Pan Release Mix (I've had so many requests to post the recipe with this cake so it's at the bottom of the recipe)
Thank you all for your interest.

Drain the Pineapple, measure 3/4 C of the juice to use with the cake mix.
Reserve remaining juice for the soaking mixture.

In a stand mixture:
Cake Mix
Pudding Mix
Eggs
Oil
3/4 C Pineapple Juice
Mix for 2 minutes
Add 1 TBS Vanilla.

Fold in Crushed Pineapple.
Pour Batter into the Bundt Pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 38 - 42 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

In a small bowl, mix the soaking mixture:
remaining Pineapple Juice
Confectioner's Sugar
Melted Butter
1 TBS Vanilla

Remove cake from oven and set it on a wire rack.
Poke holes in the cake with a skewer at 1/2" intervals, while the cake is still hot.
Pour the soaking mixture all over the cake.
If the mixture pools, poke additional holes in the cake.
Allow to cool in the pan at least 30 - 40 minutes.

Invert the cake onto a serving  platter.
Cool completely and then drizzle with the Glaze.

Glaze:
In a small bowl:
1/2 C Confectioner's Sugar
1 TBS Cold Whole Milk
Whisk well until smooth.
Drizzle all over the Cake.

Place in a covered Bundt Pan carrier until ready to serve.

Enjoy!
Peace in the Kitchen!



Holes poked and ready for the soaking liquid.

Drizzled  with the soaking liquid

Final cake, inverted onto the Bundt Pan Carrier.
As soon as the cake is completely cooled, it will be
drizzled with the glaze.


The Glazed Cake!

I spent some time as a Cake Decorator in the 80's. I was looking for a part time job and the opportunity came available. I learned from my mentor, Elizabeth. She had worked in the industry for over 20 years and she was incredible at making cakes and decorating them. She taught me so much and I took advantage of the knowledge that she had. I came away with the best icing recipe, the best decorating techniques, and this recipe for the perfect Pan Release. I also took some Cake Decorating Classes and this was the recipe used in the Class. I use it in all of my Cake Pans, including the most intricate Bunt Pan designs.




Pan Release Mix

Equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour.
I start with 1 C of each mixed well and refrigerated in a Jar.
I always have it available for all of my baking needs.

Brush the Pans generously with the Mix.

Enjoy!


Peace in the Kitchen!

42 comments:

  1. Wonderful cake! Thank you for sharing. And I would like to thank you for not having your page so crowded with adds that it's nearly impossible to read what's under them! I'm keeping your site stared for referral.

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    1. Thank you for your kudos on mo ads!!! Aldo this c sa ke.is a winnerz!!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words. I'm not in it for money. This started out as a hobby and a place to reference my favorite recipes. It's expanded more than I could have imagined. My next phase would be a cookbook.

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  3. Sounds wonderful!! I agree with Darcy!!! Love just reading a recipe instead of scrolling through a bunch of ads to get to the bottom to get the recipe.

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  4. “I’m not in it for the money.” Spoken like a true Hippie! Thanks!

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  5. I’m confused about the pineapple—juice only?

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    1. just re read the recipe, it's all there. The juice is divided. The pineapple is folded in.

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  6. This sounds soooo good. Will be trying it soon.

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  7. I just ran across this recipe and am considering making it but first want to be sure that tablespoon is the correct measure for the vanilla. I've never seen a cake recipe that uses this amount. LOVE the look of the page.

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  8. What a pleasure to browse your site....no ads!! This Pineapple poke cake is a real keeper, do continue to add delicious recipes, I have bookmarked your site.

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  9. This cake looks amazing! I can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing and I appreciate....NO ADS!

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  10. HI TERRY CAN NOT FIND WHERE TO PRINT OUT THE RECIPIE.

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  11. HI TERRY CAN NOT FIND OUT WHERE TO PRINT OUT RECIPIE.

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    1. Can you bring it up on a desktop and print from there? Can you copy and paste to your email address or text message?

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  12. You can highlight the name at the heading of the recipe and it gives you options of where to send it.

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  13. Under the last picture there's an option to send it to your email.

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  14. TERRY THANK YOU FOR REPLYING TO MY E MAIL MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR.

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  15. Love to try this. How can I email the recipe to myself

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  16. At the bottom of the recipe, just before the comments, there's a group of Icons. Click on the ( M ), that's email.

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  17. You can print it by right clicking at the beginning of the recipe. An option to print is presented. Do a print preview and select how many pages you want to print. I saved 3 pages (third page included some reviews, but 2 pages will have the whole recipe) and then either print to a printer or save to a PDF file. Hope that helps.

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  18. Yes thanks for not filling it with those ads! This cakes appears super delicious and I can not wait to make it.

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  19. This sounds amazing. Do you think I would have to make many changes to use a gluten free cake mix? I don't think they're the same size as a regular one. Hubby has Celiac's so, as much as I adore this recipe, I don't want to make him ill. I'm thinking of trying as is and hoping I don't waste an expensive cake mix! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  20. I've never made it Gluten Free but I don't see why you couldn't. I have adapted other recipes using a gluten free mix.

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  21. How much powdered sugar and melted butter is needed for the soaking mixture? I want to make this, but I don’t see clear directions for those amounts.

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    1. it's stated in the recipe where it says "in a small bowl mix the soaking mixture": The ingredients and amounts are listed in the recipe.
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  22. I'm not on Pinterest. Just my Blog.

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  23. Looks soooooooo good. I can't wait to make this cake. Thanks for sharing. God bless

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  24. Can you please send me your pan release mixture since I'm not a blogger.

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    1. I've had many requests for the recipe so I added it today at the end of the Cake Recipe. Thank you for your interest.

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  25. Terry, I'm not a blogger or blog reader but went through hundreds of your recipes and tried to "search" for your pan release mixture to no avail?

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    1. I have so many people requesting that I post it with this recipe so I just added it at the end. Thank you for your interest. It's incredible.

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