Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake Recipe

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  • 1/2 c
    cake flour, sifted
  • 1.5 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • pinch
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 c
    corn oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 6
    egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c
    coconut cream, sweetened
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark rum

  • 16 oz
    powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple, crushed, drained
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark rum
  • 4 oz
    coconut, shredded and toasted

How to Make Pina Colada Cake


  1. NOTE: The sweetened coconut cream is the canned type.
  2. VARIATION: May use almond extract in place of coconut extract.
  3. For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans; line with parchment paper.
  5. Sift together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
  6. Whisk yolks, oil, water and vanilla in large bowl until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff but not dry.
  7. Fold dry ingredients into yolk mixture; gently fold in beaten whites.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans; bake until lightly golden and tops spring back when touched, about 30 minutes.
  9. Invert cakes onto racks and cool.
  10. Mix pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum in small bowl; brush tops of cakes with juice mixture.
  11. For Frosting: Using electric mixer, beat powdered sugar, butter, cream, egg, vanilla and coconut extract in large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  12. Transfer 1 cup frosting to small bowl; stir in crushed pineapple.
  13. Add rum to remaining frosting in large bowl.
  14. Set 1 cake layer on plate; spread with pineapple frosting, then top with second cake layer smooth side up.
  15. Frost top and sides of cake with as much of remaining frosting as desired; sprinkle top of cake with coconut.

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About Pina Colada Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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