Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Chris!

Chris and his 3 girls - we are fortunate at our house to have the BEST DAD ever!



I usually make the German Chocolate 3 layer cake recipe from the box of Baker's Chocolate. Jenna really wanted that one but Chris and I decided to make him a different one. My grandmother used to make a 3 layer pineapple cake for my brother every year. I decided to try my grandmother's recipe. I did use a different frosting but the cake was very yummy.

My grandmother uses this same cake recipe for her 3 layer coconut cake at Christmas. I was looking at her recipe and it is similar to the German chocolate cake recipe. Enjoy!



Pineapple Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder

Sift flour, salt and baking powder in one bowl; separate eggs; Cream butter and sugar then add egg yolks one at a time; Add vanilla; add milk alternating with flour mixture. Beat egg whites to form a peak and gently fold into cake mixture. Line bottom of 3 eight inch round cake pans with wax paper and spray with PAM. Add cake mixture to pans and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until slightly brown and toothpick comes out clean. Use a knife to loosen cake from edge of pan - allow to cool 15 minutes and then turn over onto a cooling rack to continue to cool. Frost when cool.

Frosting

1 large can of crushed pineapple in heavy syrup

1 lb of powdered sugar
1/2 stick softened butter
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
Little milk to reach desired consistency

Place first cake layer on a plate. Spoon 1/3 juice and crushed pineapple all over first layer - slightly press down so juice will soak into cake; top with a layer of frosting; add next cake layer - spoon another 1/3 of pineapple and juice over this cake layer and frost this layer with 1/3 frosting; top with last cake layer, then rest of pineapple and juice and then rest of frosting.

* I couldn't find crushed pineapple in heavy syrup - only chunks so I crushed my own
* I like this cake COLD - so we kept in the refrigerator. My hubby doesn't love his cold - likes the cake a little more at room temperature.




2 comments:

anniebakes said...

mmm, that looks might tasty!! have a great weekend,

anne
www.anniebakes.net

Monica H said...

I just saw your 'I heart TX' badge on the side bar...cute!

When I first saw this cake I thought it was coconut and I have to admit I was a little disappointed but then I read it was pineapple and I got happy all over again. ha ha!