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So, you think you can't bake? This cake requires no measuring and just two ingredients.

Updated on February 12, 2013

Moist, flavorful and delicious version of Anglefood cake without the fuss or the specialty pan.

This cake is full of flavor and diet friendly as it's fat free, too!
This cake is full of flavor and diet friendly as it's fat free, too!

Seriously, a box of angle food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple is all that is in this cake.

A friend had posted this recipe on Facebook, raving over how ridiculously easy and surprisingly good this cake is. She claims she can't bake, and was quite pleased with her creation. I was a little suspicious of it myself, but decided to see what the fuss was all about.

Even though I don't bake much from boxes myself, angel food cake from scratch can be a little pricey and time consuming to make, so yes, I did have a box of it in my pantry. The next time I went grocery shopping, I happened to find crushed pineapple on sale and decided to make this cake for the family.

The entire thing was gone in 24 hours, which means, yes, we liked it, quite a bit!

Here are your ingredients.

A 16 ounce boxed cake mix and a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple.
A 16 ounce boxed cake mix and a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple.

Let's get baking!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease the bottom only of a 9" x 13" pan. You can use cooking spray if you like, but try not to get too much on the sides so that your cake can "climb" the sides.

Open the box and put the cake mix in a large bowl. Don't let the deceptively small amount of mix fool you when it's dry. It will expand when you mix it up.

Open your can and add your crushed pineapple, juice and all, to the mix in the bowl.

Put them both in a large bowl
Put them both in a large bowl

Time to Stir It Up

You can mix this by hand or with your hand or stand mixer if you'd prefer. Mix on medium speed for for just a minute or two if using a mixer. If you're doing it by hand it may take a few minutes more depending on how vigorously you mix.

Easiest cake batter ever!

See how full that bowl got?
See how full that bowl got?

Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan

Now we just pour our batter into our prepared pan, ready to bake.


Place your cake in your preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. The top should be golden brown and it should have risen evenly.

Fresh from the oven.
Fresh from the oven.

Serve it up!

Cool completely in the pan on a rack before serving.

Angel Food doesn't slice very neatly, so don't worry if it tears a bit as you cut it into portions, it's simply the nature of the cake.

I chose to serve mine with whipped cream from a can, but you can just as easily serve it pain, or topped with Cool Whip. You can garnish it with a bit of pine apple or top it with a cherry to fancy it up if you'd like.

I think it would also taste great if you added a half cup of coconut, but it really is delicious as is.



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      3 years ago

      great as muffins too!

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      Donna Seldomridge 

      5 years ago from Delaware

      Wow, I have to try this one!

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      5 years ago from Minnestoa

      Deb Welch,

      Do give it a try. It's perfect for those times you need to put together something quick, fast and inexpensively.

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      Deb Welch 

      5 years ago

      I like this easy recipe and I plan on trying it. I am Posting it as well. Useful and Interesting. Thanks.


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