Cake with Pineapple and Coconut: the easy and exotic recipe

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
Granulated sugar
110 grams
Type 00 flour
240 grams
Coconut flour or grated coconut
110 gr
Fresh whole milk
1 glass
100 grams
350 grams

Cake with Pineapple and Coconut is a dessert that combines two exotic fruits, coconut and pineapple, in a delicious and perfect recipe for breakfast or a snack. Usually with pineapple the best known recipe is the  Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and with coconut you can do a simple breakfast cake but this dessert is delicious precisely because it combines these two preparations in a special and tropical dessert.

How to make Cake with Pineapple and Coconut

Open the eggs in a large bowl and add the sugar (1). Work the ingredients for about 10 minutes with an electric whisk until you will have obtained a light and frothy mixture (2). Add the sifted flour, baking powder and coconut flour or grated coconut (3).

Gently mix from the bottom upwards with a spatula, until the ingredients are perfectly mixed (4). Meanwhile, in a non-stick saucepan, heat the milk, without bringing it to a boil, and add the butter (5). When the butter has softened becoming almost like a cream, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. Add the milk and butter to the rest of the mixture and gently mix all the ingredients (6).

Cut the pineapple slices into cubes, leaving 4 whole slices, and add them to the rest of the dough (7). Mix the ingredients well and pour the mixture into a previously buttered and floured cake pan (8). Decorate the surface with the 4 whole pineapple slices and bake for about 60 minutes at 180° C (9).


Use a natural preserved pineapple so that it is soft and not too much fibrous.

Dry the pineapple before using it, otherwise it will release too many liquids during cooking.

To obtain an even softer and more fragrant dough, you can replace the butter with mascarpone cheese, dilute it in hot milk and add it to the rest of the dough.

If you want to offer the cake with coconut and pineapple as an after dinner dessert you can serve it warm with a quenelle of whipped cream flavored with vanilla.

If the coconut is not among your favorite flavors, replace the coconut flour with the normal flour and add 100 grams of finely chopped walnut kernels to the mixture. The cake with pineapple and walnuts is quite delicious and perfect for a snack.

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