Heavenly White Chocolate Pineapple Cake

Heavenly White Chocolate Pineapple Cake

Dive into the luxurious combination of white chocolate and pineapple with this Heavenly White Chocolate Pineapple Cake. This cake is perfect for celebrations or as a decadent treat to impress your friends and family. The moist cake layers, rich with the flavor of crushed pineapple and white chocolate chips, are complemented by a creamy white chocolate frosting. Topped with shredded coconut and white chocolate shavings, this cake is a showstopper in both taste and appearance.

Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • All-purpose flour – 2 1/2 cups
  • Baking powder – 2 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature – 1 1/4 cups
  • Granulated sugar – 2 cups
  • Large eggs, room temperature – 4
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Crushed pineapple, drained – 1 cup
  • Whole milk – 1 cup
  • White chocolate chips – 1 cup
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 12
For the Frosting:
  • Heavy cream – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract (for frosting) – 1 tsp
  • White chocolate, melted (for frosting) – 1 1/2 cups
  • Shredded coconut (optional, for garnish) – 1/2 cup
  • White chocolate shavings (optional, for garnish)
Directions
Step 1: Prepare the Cake
  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour four 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, beat the room temperature butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat just until combined.
  6. Fold in Pineapple and Chocolate Chips: Gently fold in the drained crushed pineapple and white chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  7. Divide Batter and Bake: Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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Step 2: Prepare the Frosting
  1. Beat the Cream: In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  2. Incorporate Melted Chocolate: Fold in the melted white chocolate until fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Assemble the Cake
  1. Frost the Layers: Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread with a layer of white chocolate frosting. Repeat with the remaining layers, frosting the top and sides with the remaining frosting.
  2. Garnish: Garnish the cake with shredded coconut and white chocolate shavings if desired.
Nutrition Information
  • Calories: 500 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 45g
  • Protein: 6g
Conclusion

This Heavenly White Chocolate Pineapple Cake is a delightful blend of sweet and tropical flavors, making it a perfect centerpiece for any special occasion. The combination of moist cake layers, rich frosting, and optional garnishes of shredded coconut and white chocolate shavings create an unforgettable dessert experience. Enjoy the process of baking and the joy of indulging in this heavenly treat!