If we’re being very honest, though, our favourite part of making food is baking and our favourite things to bake are delicious sweet treats. Lately, we’ve been on a bit of a baking spree but we’ve found ourselves fixating on one particularly irresistible ingredient: pineapple! We tried a homemade pineapple cake at a friend’s house recently and now we find that we just can’t get enough, so we’ve been scouring the Internet for new recipes and baking just about anything we can find that has even a whisper of pineapple in it.
Just in case you adore the idea of making your very own pineapple flavoured baked goods just as much as we do, it not more, here are 15 of the most unique and delicious recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Pineapple upside down cake for two
Have you ever had a huge craving for cake but realized that you don’t have enough people to share a whole full sized cake with at home right now and you’re not sure you can eat the whole thing yourself before it goes stale? Well, we could eat an entire cake all by ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we should. In any case, sometimes we wish we could make our favourite baked things in smaller batches, which is why we were so darn pleased to stumble across this fantastic two-person pineapple upside down cake featured on Taste of Home!
2. Practically perfect pineapple cake
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make a pineapple flavoured cake, would you actually much prefer to make a sponge than an upside down cake? Then we think you simply must try one of the best pineapple sponge cake recipes we’ve ever had! Mom on Time Out guides you through the process of making the moist sponge and the creamy icing, which create a combination so irresistible that we actually have this recipe printed out on our fridge.
3. No-bake pineapple dream dessert
When we think of baked good and desserts, our minds often automatically travel to classic dishes like cakes. In the case of pineapple, however, some of the very best desserts we’ve ever had are actually “no bake” recipes that aren’t cakes at all! This wonderfully creamy pineapple dream dessert featured step by step on Meatloaf and Melodrama is the perfect example of what we mean.
4. Angel pineapple lush parfaits
Are you perhaps scrolling through our list hoping to come across a dish that’s easy to share or serve out quickly into individual portions because you’re planning a big dinner party and you’d like to pre-dish the desserts so your guests can just grab their own as they mingle, buffet style? In that case, we think you should absolutely give this wonderfully lush angel food cake and pineapple parfaits featured on Averie Cooks a try!
5. Homemade pineapple layer cake
Were you rather intrigued indeed by the idea of making a pineapple sponge cake but you’ve already got some experience in the baking world and you’d rather make something a little bit fancier than what we showed you before? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how My Cake School made this absolutely fantastic pineapple layer cake that has a deliciously fruity cream topping in addition to good icing.
6. Pineapple pretzel salad
Of course, if you’re not from Southern USA, we can understand how you might feel a little bit confused about us calling this deliciously sweet dessert-looking dish a salad, but it’s really just a word used to describe a blend of textures that are served cold! We assure you that this sweet and salty combination of pineapple and crushed pretzels outlined by The Cookie Rookie is absolutely scrumptious no matter what you call it.
7. Pineapple orange cake
Even if pineapple is definitely the forerunner for your very favourite flavour in just about anything, we can still understand wanting to combine it with other fruits and tasty things to really make the most out of it! That’s exactly why we were so pleased to stumble across this fantastic pineapple orange cake recipe outlined step by step by Shugary Sweets. It’s amazing how well the two flavours complement each other while still remaining distinct in each bite!
8. Pineapple fluff
Where you’re from, are you actually used to sweet things being referred to as salads, but what you were expecting was more of a creamy, whipped dessert rather than something you can cut into squares? In that case, we think you might get along a little bit better with something like this mouth watering pineapple fluff recipe outlined step by step on The Country Cook! This dish is so good that we have to remind our kids frequently that it is not, in fact, the same thing as a nutritious green salad and that they still have to eat their vegetables.
9. Eggless pineapple pastry
Have you actually been hoping to find a version of the delicious pineapple cakes we’ve shown you so far that everyone in your family can eat, even if they have some dietary restrictions that you have to work with? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Ruchi’s Kitchen made this delicious eggless pineapple pastry that gives you not only the taste of your favourite fruit but also the contrast of some delicious cherries to top it off.
10. Pineapple carrot cake with cream cheese icing
Believe it or not, most delicious homemade carrot cake recipes actually have a little bit of either coconut or pineapple in them to get that perfect balance between sweetness and the taste of the actual carrots in the mixture. You can’t usually taste them… but what if you wanted to? In that case, we think you might be the perfect person to give this fantastic purposely flavoured pineapple carrot cake a try! See how it’s made on Sally’s Baking Addiction.
11. Orange pineapple muffins
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the combination of pineapple and orange in one delicious baked good but you’re never been one for iced cakes because you find them too rich or sweet? In that case, maybe you’d prefer delicious muffin recipe instead! We’ve made these amazing pineapple orange muffins from Joy of Baking countless times and we always enjoy them so much that we immediately look forward to being able to make more.
12. Pina colada poke cake
If we’re going to start talking about delicious combination recipes that involve pineapple, would you rather start looking at the different options that might be out there to help you make pineapple coconut recipes instead? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this fantastic homemade pina colada poke cake, outlined step by step on Kitchen Meets Girl!
13. Lemon pineapple cake
While we’re here talking about multi-fruit cakes that go well with pineapples, how about trying something even more refreshing and flavourful than what you’ve already seen? Personally, we adore the way Five Little Peaches made their wonderfully fluffy sponge cake with lemon and pineapple, adding a slight, delicious touch of lemon to the glaze on top as well! The best part, however, must be the crushed pineapple layer between the two. That’s the part we savoured with every bite!
14. Pineapple blueberry ooey gooey butter cake
Are you actually still scrolling through our list thinking about how you wish you could find a very unique fruit combination to try out your favourite fruit flavour with, but you just haven’t seen the right choice for you yet because you’ve already tried pineapple with things like lemon, orange, and coconut before? In that case, we’d like to direct your attention to the way Recipes, Food & Cooking decided to bake with pineapple and blueberries instead! This pineapple blueberry ooey gooey butter cake is practically melt-in-your-mouth good.
15. Five-minute pineapple fantasy pie
Have you been quite tempted by the creamier pineapple desserts we’ve shown you on our list so far but you’re also a big fan of being able to slice off a small piece of cake and share pieces easily with your friends? Well, if you’ve ever liked cheesecake, we have a feeling this awesome five-minute pineapple fantasy pie recipe featured on Chocolate Covered Katie might be right up your alley! It’s not technically a cheesecake, but the texture and experience are not far off. You just get a little more fruit flavour than you might from a cheesecake!