Friday, May 3, 2013

Pineapple angel food cake

OK peeps, I don’t share recipes around here often but when I do you know it’s going to be either really easy or really good or really easy and good. This is both, score!!

I don’t have a source for this, (a friend reposted it on Facebook) so if you’ve seen it somewhere let me know. I don’t even know what to call it? Pineapple angel food cake? Pineangel food cake? Pineapple fluffy goodness?

I don’t know. It’s yummy though, and stupid easy. You just take a box of angel food cake and a 20 ounce can of pineapple:

easy pineapple dessert @ thriftydecorchick.com

I’m sure you could use fresh pineapple (just keep the juices!) but wow…this is supposed to be easy remember? ;)

You just dump the pineapple in with the cake mix:

pineapple angel food cake dessert

And that’s the only ingredients! When I first saw this I thought, wow, that’s crazy easy! And then I remembered you only need water with the angel food cake mix anyway, but I digress…it’s still easy.

The pineapple juice will react with the mix and make it super frothy and fluffy – it was fun to watch:

easy pineapple cake dessert

The more you mix it the bigger it will get!

Then you just pour it into a pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. That’s it! (I ended up using a 9 by 13 pan.)

I starting mauwing on it right out of the pan when it was done and it was SO GOOD warm. Wow. YUMMO.

But I soon realized I could make a little parfait:

angel food cake and pineapple easy dessert

I just layered the pineapple goodness and whipped topping and it was SO. good. The cake was just fine at room temp but like I said, I loved it heated up a little.

So there you go – a super easy, really yummy dessert. Perfect for this time of year with the pineapple and great for when you have people coming by and need something fast:

angel food cake and pineapple, easy dessert @ thriftydecorchick.com

Or when you’re home alone in the middle of the day. Whatever.

;)

I’m off to get more ingredients today so I can make it again this weekend. Have you tried this easy dessert? Any other simple sweet recipes you’ve tried? (Some readers on Facebook said they have tried it with cherry filling too – doing that next!)

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43 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks over the top yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  2. My mother in law made this before. It's so good!

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  3. What a great idea!! That looks so yummy. That's not going to help my diet. ;) haha

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    1. I first heard of this recipe in a Weight Watcher's meeting about 10 years ago. I forget the points information, but it is really low. So low you can eat half the cake and it won't throw you off!! Haven't had it for awhile and I've gained a few pounds back - so maybe now's the time to try it again!

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  4. Ooh!! Looks delish! May try this weekend with last minute guests.

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  5. Looks great! Good to have the ingredients on hand for an hour's notice before guests drop in (or relatives).

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  6. Nice!! I'll try it this weekend! Thanks!!

    http://simplymodernhome.com/

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  7. YUM! This looks so good! I'm going to have to try this.

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  8. Sounds amazing. I will have to give this a try....between facebook, and Pinterest I have learned so much!

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  9. You can most likely find the source by pasting the original from facebook into google. often recipes without proper attribution are posted on Facebook.

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  10. Love this! I will definitely try! Try this one too if you get a chance.
    2 bags of frozen mixed berries, 1 box of Vanilla or White Cake Mix, 1 can Sprite Zero (or Sierra Mist Free). Open both bags, dump in cake pan- cover berries with cake mix- pour the soda all over the top saturating as much of the mix you can (don't stir it). Bake @350 for 40-50 minutes. Just like Berry Cobbler and VERY diet friendly!

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  11. I had to pin this one..
    doesn't get much easier than 2 ingredients!
    Thanks for sharing.

    -Tina (clutteredcorkboard.com)

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  12. Yum! This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it with daughter who loves to bake.

    Can you share what font you used for captioning your photos? I am making name tags for our church retreat and it would be perfect. Thanks!

    ~Danielle

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  13. My coworker and her mom have been making this for 20+ years. They call it "happy cake" so everyone here in the office calls it that, but they have NO idea where they first got the recipe from, or what it's called. Either way - it sure does make everyone happy eating it, so 'Happy Cake' it is in our household now too!

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  14. My mom makes this!! I love that it's so light and fluffy...and super easy!

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  15. Yum! This looks perfect for a summer treat.

    Brandy,
    http://basicallybrandy.blogspot.com/

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  16. this recipe was on facebook a few weeks ago. Believe it or not there was not one box of Angel Food mix in town. I had to wait another week to try it. It was great and today I got the stuff to make it with frozen sliced strawberries. We'll see if that works as well.

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  17. MMMMMM, looks really yum and a huge plus, easy peasy to make! My fave quickie dessert though is 'banana ice cream'! Yup just get my frozen bananas from the fridge, Blend and viola - instant natural ice cream with no artificial sweeteners.. well, up until I add the Hershey's chocolate syrup!!! have a great weekend!

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  18. Yummy, I love pineapple. I sounds like it would be good in cherry too.

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  19. I am definitely going to make this for my team at work.

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  20. My mother-in-law told me about this recipe a few years ago. At first I was wary of it, I just didn't see how it would work. But once I tried it I was blown away with how easy and great it is! I make it often. I think it's a pretty old recipe, like from the days of the first boxed cake mix. Cool that you discovered it and are spreading the word!

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  21. Just tonight I was planning a menu for a mountain retreat and wondering what I was going to make for dessert. I will most definitely be making this! Sounds yummy....oh, and easy is perfect!

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  22. Oh my, that is easy & looks yummy!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  23. I made this with lemon pie filling instead of pinapple a couple weeks ago and it was yummy!

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  24. Oh, my, this looks so yummy! It's times like this that I REALLY wish I wasn't gluten-intolerant. Well, this and when I drive by the local pizza place.... :~)

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  25. Seriously? As self-declared Queen of Lazy I will definitely be trying this out! Sounds yummy and I also like the idea of doing it with the frozen strawberries. Thanks for this post! Lisa

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  26. You can bet I will be trying this one!

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  27. coles had these 1/2 price last week! shoulda grabbed more..:) nice cake!

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  28. I made mine with lemon pie filling here http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/two-ingredient-lemon-cake-bars.html. I love watching the frothing action too :-) I am so going to try it with pineapple next! You're right, perfect for this time of year :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Yummy!! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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  30. I got this recipe at Weight Watchers year ago. It is very yummy.

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  31. I made this today. I didn't have crushed pineapple so I used the chunk pineapple I did have and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Just made it!! Yum the whole family loved it! Thanks!

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  33. You HAVE to add strawberries next time...HOLY SMOKES it is AMAZING!!!

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  34. So I saw this on facebook or pinterest a couple weeks ago. I tried it in a bundt pan and when time was up it didn't feel done. I cooked a little longer for it to firm up. The instructions I had said to immediately turn upside down on a bottle to cool. Well guess what? I dumped a soggy mess onto my stove. Don't know where I went wrong but next time I'll bake in a 9 1/2 pan.

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  35. Yep, it's awesome...I made it a few weeks ago and posted in on facebook and pinterest {I am not saying I am the original source LOL} and it went wild. My friend here locally told me about it, and I thought surely there must be more. NOPE, it's awesome!

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  36. P.S. someone also told me that cherry pie filling would work too. I have not tried it though yet.

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  37. I also first heard about this at a Weight Watchers meeting quite a few years ago. It's extremely low on points! I was also told most any fruit pie filling in a can will work and since I'm not a big pineapple fan I've always used cherry or blueberry filling. Soooo delish!!

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  38. I've made a version of this that's just a bit more jazzed up (I believe it's called a dump cake, maybe?). Put the cake mix in the pan, distribute the pineapple and juice on top (but don't stir), dab in some cherry pie filling, cover everything with shredded coconut and dot with butter.

    Then you just bake and it's ready freddy!

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  39. This reminds me of my GG's Mexican Fruit Cake recipe. It is very low in fat. Hers was not made from a mix because they didn't have them then but super simple. 2 cups sugar, 2 cups flour, 2 eggs,2 tsp soda, 1 lrg can crushed pineapple(do not drain)and 1 cup nuts if you like em. 350 for 40 minutes. I don't know why they called it fruitcake because it is not like a fruitcake at all!She made hers with an optional cream cheese frosting which would up the calories of course. Happy cooking.

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  40. Just made this. Delicious and so easy! Only mine cooked in about 15 mins because I have a gas oven and it cooks super fast. Thanks for sharing this!

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  41. This is a great dish after a big meal. Adding a tablespoon of walnut extract (I found at an Amish store) to the whipped cream topping adds a delicious dimension to the topping.

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