Food – Pina Colada Cake

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Ingredients

    • 3 cups flour
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup pineapple juice
    • 1 cup pineapple chunks
    • 1 cup coconut chips
    • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 6 eggs, room temperature
    • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
For the Glaze:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup coconut chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pineapple juice to thin to desired consistency
  • pineapple chunks to garnish

Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
    • In a mixer add butter, cream cheese, beat well for about 4 minutes.
    • Add sugar and beat well for about 3 minutes more.
    • Add eggs one at a time, beating 20 seconds between each egg.
    • Add vegetable oil and beat 20 seconds more.
    • In a cup mix vanilla with pineapple juice, set aside.
    • In another bowl mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
    • Drain pineapple chunks well and dry with a paper napkin to ring out excess juice, place in a small bowl with coconut chips, coat in about 1/2 cup of the flour mixture, set aside.
    • To the mixer bowl alternate with flour and pineapple juice in 4 batches, beat 20 seconds between each addition.
    • Scrap the sides of the mixer.
    • Lastly, add the coconut chips, pineapple, flour mixture to the mixer. Mix 20 seconds more.
    • Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan.
    • Tap pan against the counter to remove air bubbles.
    • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minuts up to 1 hour 25 minutes.
    • Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan. Remove cake from pan and allow to cool 30 minutes more.
    • While cake cools prepare glaze.
For the Glaze:
    • Place butter, cream cheese, vanilla into mixer, beat well for about 5 minutes, add sugar and drizzle in pineapple juice until desired consistency is reached.
To Finish Cake:
  • Poke holes into top of cake, pour as much glaze as you like on top of cake.
  • Allow glaze to set and pour more glaze again. Top with coconut chips and pineapple chunks.
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