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pineapple sunshine cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Debby Nelson
Newport News, VA

Have been going through my mother's old recipe box and coming across recipes I grew up with. This cake is very light and perfect for a picnic on a hot day.

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For pineapple sunshine cake

  • 2
    envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 3
    well-beaten egg yolks
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 1
    8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 c
    whipped cream
  • 3
    egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • 1
    10 inch angel food cake
  • pineapple tidbits for garnish, drained
  • marachino cherries for garnish
  • additional whipped cream for garnish

How To Make pineapple sunshine cake

  • 1
    Soften gelatin in cold water.
  • 2
    Combine egg yolks, sugar, and milk. Mix well. Cook in top of double boiler over hot water, stirring constantly until spoon is coated.
  • 3
    Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  • 4
  • 5
    Stir in crushed pineapple. Fold in whipped cream and egg whites.
  • 6
    Remove the crust from the angel food cake and slice in 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • 7
    Layer the cake and custard in a 13 x 9 x 2 pan starting with the cake and alternating with the custard until both have been used all up.
  • 8
    Chill until set.
  • 9
    Garnish with additional whipped cream, pineapple tidbits and cherries.