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Easy Two Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Updated on April 11, 2014
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Pineapples and Angel Food Cake

What do you know about pineapples and Angel Food Cake?

This article will talk about:

  • Some facts about Angel Food Cake
  • How to make the recipe
  • The history and benefits of pineapples
  • Benefits of this recipe and ways to serve it

Food Brings Us Together

Food is not only something we eat because we need to survive but we use it as a means to socialize and connect. During a party, a dinner or a gathering, food is usually a main component. It keep us coming back for more at the table and encourages us to socialize. Food can also be great conversation starters!

Growing up, I did not have much interest in the kitchen as far as cooking or baking. If you asked me to cook a whole meal for myself, I would have grabbed a frozen dinner from the freezer and popped it into the microwave. Easy, quick and it got me fed! I rarely had to do this, however, since my mother did the cooking and constantly made home-cooked meals for our family. I did help prepare meals, like chopping vegetables or mixing ingredients together for her. Other than that, I remember my dad telling me he would rather have me doing my homework than trying to burn down the kitchen!

Cooking and baking just was not in my area of interests when I was growing up. Now, that I am grown, however, it has become an activity that I cherish. It is something that helps connect my family and provides an interest that my husband and I can share. My kids enjoy lending a hand, especially when it comes to desserts. My husband likes to tell me about new recipes he discovers and then we will try them together.

This recipe is one that he found and we have become addicted to it! It definitely brings us together when we are in the mood for a sweet but light dessert.

When you cook, you want to create something that is tasty but does not take too much time, especially when you have a party to prepare for or a dinner you need to rush to get on the table. This recipe below is one that will get everyone's attention - they will enjoy it and have something to bond over!


An Easy Party Dessert

Serve this dessert in small containers or as cupcakes for an easy party food to serve guests.
Serve this dessert in small containers or as cupcakes for an easy party food to serve guests. | Source

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Pineapple Angel Food Cake

I Need Fast and Simple Recipes

Although I love spending more time in the kitchen, I often still need to whip up recipes that are fast and simple since my family has a hectic schedule. Therefore, when I heard about this cake recipe from my husband, I could not wait to try it for our next dessert. It turns out this recipe truly is a breeze to bake.

Bonus: No measuring required and not many utensils to wash.

Cake in an Ice Cream Cup

This fluffy cake works well in a glass ice cream cup - a nice, simple treat after a meal.
This fluffy cake works well in a glass ice cream cup - a nice, simple treat after a meal. | Source

History of Angel Food Cake

Culinaryschools.com offers these historical insights on Angel Food Cake:

  • No one knows who birthed the name "Angel Food Cake" but the classic story is that the white, light, fluffy cake is food fit for angels.
  • Cake recipes in American cookbooks began showing up with the name, "angel food" in the late 19th century.
  • In his book, American Food, Evan Jones theorizes that Angel Food Cake may have been created when cooks were left with several egg whites after making noodles and did not want them to go to waste.
  • Other cake recipes that require only egg whites are also known by different names, like "Silver Cake."

Two Easy Ingredients to Make This Yummy Cake

All you need for the basic ingredients are Angel Food Cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple.  Anyone can do it!
All you need for the basic ingredients are Angel Food Cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple. Anyone can do it! | Source

Cook Time for Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Amount depends on size (Bundt cake: 12-16 slices)

Ingredients to Make Pineapple Angel Food Cake

  • 1 can, (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in its own juice
  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • Cool whip, optional
  • Whip cream, optional
  • Other fruit as topping, optional

Instructions to Make Pineapple Angel Food Cake

  1. Move rack to lowest position in oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine entire can of crushed pineapple and Angel Food Cake mix. Do NOT follow instructions on box - do NOT add water! Stir until just combined for about one minute. The consistency will be frothy.
  3. Cook for 25-35 minutes if you are using a large pan. Since I used a variety of baking ware, the time varied on each of them. I found that the cupcakes took about 15 minutes to bake, the shot glasses were 10-13 minutes and the small cake pan was 15 minutes. When toothpick comes out clean and when cake looks dry and cracked, it is done. The color of the cake should be white with a slight golden brown on top and sides.

Versatile Cake Mix for Various Pans and Bakeware

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I poured my batter into a separate small cake pan and a variety of glass jars.Mix batter for about one minute until frothy.
I poured my batter into a separate small cake pan and a variety of glass jars.
I poured my batter into a separate small cake pan and a variety of glass jars. | Source
Mix batter for about one minute until frothy.
Mix batter for about one minute until frothy. | Source

Quick History About Pineapples

In their article, Pineapple, The World's Healthiest Foods explains the history of pineapples:

  • They were first discovered by Europeans in 1493 on the Caribbean island now known as Guadalupe.
  • In early 18th century, Hawaii began cultivating them, the only state in USA that still grows them.
  • They are also commercially grown in Thailand, Philippines, China, Brazil and Mexico.

Read more history details at whfoods.org.

Bring These for Lunch or Serve as Party Treats

I wanted to bake the cake in small jars to see how they would come out.  These would work well to bring to work since you can put a lid on them.
I wanted to bake the cake in small jars to see how they would come out. These would work well to bring to work since you can put a lid on them. | Source

Pineapple Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Pudding and Whipped Topping Icing

Benefits of Making this Recipe

  • Only requires two ingredients
  • No measuring out ingredients to worry about
  • A cake that is perfect for kids to help make
  • Requires minimal baking tools
  • Yields a big batch so you can serve plenty of people
  • You can bake it into almost any type of baking ware to fit your needs (tube pan, glass, jars, cupcake liners)
  • Light-flavored cake with just the right amount of sweetness
  • Simple and fast to cook, like the video demonstrates

A Shot of Dessert

I baked this recipe into shot glasses so I can have a "shot" of this treat when I'm in the mood for a small delicious dessert.  Do not add whip cream or cool whip until when you are ready to eat it.
I baked this recipe into shot glasses so I can have a "shot" of this treat when I'm in the mood for a small delicious dessert. Do not add whip cream or cool whip until when you are ready to eat it. | Source

Ways to Serve This Cake:

Toppings
Other Fruit
Other Toppings or Ingredients to Add In
Cool whip
Strawberries
Walnuts
Whip cream
Blueberries
Pecans
Chocolate
Raspberries
Butterscotch
Caramel
Peaches
Granola
Vanilla pudding
Nectarine
Cinnamon
 
 
Almonds
 
 
 

Be Prepared to Share the Recipe

I baked this small cake in a six inch pan using the same batch.  My husband brought this one with him to work and everyone was asking for the recipe, so be prepared!  I think this size could serve 4-6 people.
I baked this small cake in a six inch pan using the same batch. My husband brought this one with him to work and everyone was asking for the recipe, so be prepared! I think this size could serve 4-6 people. | Source

Angel Food Cake - Yay or Nay?

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National Angel Food Cake Day

If you are a lover of Angel Food Cake, do not forget to honor this cake on National Angel Food Cake Day, which will be celebrated October 10, 2014. What kind of Angel Food Cake will you be making?

Look Here If You Are Throwing a Party or Have an Addiction to Angel Food Cake!

A Cake Fit for Angels

The light, airey texture from this recipe will make you feel like you could eat the whole cake yourself! The crushed pineapple's flavor keeps the cake light and fluffy, adding nothing but extra tastiness to the Angel Food mix. Try this out for your next dessert at home to surprise your spouse or make it for a dinner party or even a party for kids.

My little girl usually only eats the icing off cupcakes but this time, she actually ate the cake, as well, since it was not a rich flavor. She is a little angel and so what they say must be true - this really is a cake fit for angels!


Happy eating!

©BNadyn 2014

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    Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Growing up, angel food cake was my favorite. I never considered pineapple with it...thanks for the suggestion. I just might try it.

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    Bernadyn 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

    You're welcome, Bill... it's not a rich flavor, so for those that like angel food cake, I think this will be enjoyable for them. I wish I had known about this before! We didn't eat much angel food cake in my house growing up but I love it now so I'm glad to have come across this recipe.

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    Mary Ann 2 years ago

    I add a can of pie filling on the bottom

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    Bernadyn 2 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

    Mary Ann, that sounds like a good idea, I'll have to try that, thanks.

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