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Easy Two Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake
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
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
Don't Forget Some Mixing Bowls to Whip Up This Cake!
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
Cook Time for Pineapple Angel Food Cake
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
- Move rack to lowest position in oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
- 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.
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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
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
Do You Need A Tube Pan to Make this Recipe?
Ways to Serve This Cake:
Other Toppings or Ingredients to Add In
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Angel Food Cake - Yay or Nay?
Are you a fan of Angel Food Cake?
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?
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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!
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