Pineapple Vanilla Cakes

Posted on Apr 24 2020 in

Trevin Alford, as seen on Kids Baking Championship, Season 7. Photo courtesy of Food Network.

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Pineapple Vanilla Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • ½ cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 can crushed pineapple

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 prepare two 8 inch pans
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract – beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color (about two minutes)
  3. Mix in the sour cream and beat until well combined
  4. Add half the flour followed but the baking powder and salt and beat on low speed while pouring in the milk and mix just until the flour starts to incorporate
  5. Finally add the remaining flour, mixing on low speed while pouring in the pineapple juice and beating until all of the ingredients are well combined. Stir in the drained pineapple.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

 

American Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 3-4 cups Powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt (only if using unsalted butter)
  • 1 tbsp extract (vanilla, or orange, or coconut)
  • Up to 4 tbsp milk (can use heaving whipping cream) or pineapple juice or coconut milk

Directions

  1. Beat the softened butter for a few minutes using the paddle attachment on medium speed
  2. Turn off the mixer and add 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar – mix on low speed until incorporated
  3. Increase mixer speed to medium and add the vanilla extract, salt and 2 tbsp of milk or heavy whipping cream and beat for 2-3 minutes until it is whipped fluffy and creamy

Add more powdered sugar or cream depending on consistency