Thanks! I baked this cake Saturday and decorated it with pineapple chunks and cherries on toothpicks and put them around the cake for a little get together that evening on our patio. Aiways use granulated sugar not flour when you grease the pan. Make sure you reward yourself with a piece while it is still a little warm, melts in your mouth!! Wrong! Thx for sharing. Regardless, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Turned out GREAT! Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! One of the comments that I got was from Cheryl Griffis. Place the pineapple … *After some reports from readers and lots of testing, I've found that Duncan Hines cake mixes often do not work with this recipe. I’m wondering about some how incorporatin.someactual crushed pinapple in the glaze. I never got the rececipe from her before she got Alzheimer’s. it’s Scrumptious but sweet but gooood ,,. Batter was very thin but baked well. I halved the glaze recipe but still found it very sweet, maybe because the syrup already has sugar. ~Pam. Place ham flat side down on rack.,In a small bowl mix 2 Tablespoons of pineapple ham glaze with Dijon mustard then brush on ham.,Place a pineapple ring near top of ham and insert a toothpick thru it, piercing the ham. It’s 5!! Ugh. So glad to hear that, Rob! did not now they made SF pinapple juice. I haven’t baked in awhile but couldn’t resist this recipe. I’ve always been taught to read the entire recipe before doing anything. Combine the confectioners' sugar, melted butter and pineapple juice to yield a glaze consistency. Why do you think you didn’t like the orange version? This recipe is a KEEPER! Thanks for taking the time to come back and let me know. Preheat oven to 325°F. I’ve only found the small box. It’s super moist and I’m afraid the frosting will just drip right off. Thanks again! Nice twist on the regular yellow cake. Will definitely make this again. For the glaze I added a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream and I also used granulated sugar instead of powdered in the glaze which gives it a little crunchy texture along the edges. Thank you for sharing such a special recipe. This is amazing!! I’m guessing I can just sub milk for the juice in the cake but what would you suggest I sub for the juice in the glaze? It’s still cooling so I haven’t tried it yet. Seemed cooked well enough with tan edges. I used two loaf pans and it worked well. Ok thank you. Anyway, the cake turned out beautifully, but was extremely sweet. I can’t wait to try this cake! My mother-in-law used to make the orange juice one. Your cake should be … Also, i don’t have skewers or toothpicks but would popsicle sticks work? Ingredients: Cake: • 1 (15.25 Oz.) So I thank you and my husband really thanks you. I just made this cake, I did not have pineapple juice so pulsed a can of chunks in own juice, it turned out great! I would like to make this cake like yesterday….lol. Every time I think I might be able to make the numbers on my scale go down, you showcase an absolutely yummy dessert and my (almost non-existent) will power disappears! I made two for the summer. I love your site. The cake will rise a lot in the oven. I made a few tweaks to capitalize on all that delicious pineapple flavor and boy did it turn out amazing!! I cut into the cake after it cooled and it is way too wet!!! I was thinking the same thing…possibly apple cider! I’m not a huge fan of that particular type of pan for this very reason. Then after pouring the glaze on it the cake became very mushy not good at all. Stacey, I just made this cake using a Duncan Hines yellow butter cake mix. It was delicious! I think when I make this, I will add coconut flavoring to it. I made this today with A Duncan Hines cake mix and it came out beautiful! I think it’s the Duncan Hines butter mix that fails. It’s hard to say if you did anything wrong as I couldn’t be in the kitchen with you. Perhaps! Your email address will not be published. I will make this again! Preheat the oven to 350°F. Love hearing that! It’s all I have and I don’t relish a trip to the store right now. So glad it turned out great for you! Add juice, stirring well. It’s beautiful. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in medium bowl until well blended. delish! After much testing, I did confirm that the Duncan Hines cake mixes do not work with this recipe. Thanks, Linda. Try adding some coffee liquor as flavoring! I’m loving this comment so much!! Only adjustment was I baked it 40 minutes. Next pineapple upside cake I make, I am going to use this glaze before flipping the cake. Maybe I’ll try adding in pineapple chunks next time. Thanks. And just a few holes? Honestly, you could possibly use water and it make it a syrup, but milk might work in the glaze too – you’d just want to refrigerate it. Made this cake a few weeks ago & it was so good that my husband forbid me from making it again because he ate almost the whole cake Wonderful recipe!!! THE WORLD'S BEST CARROT CAKE. How sweet! Try Walmart or most any large grocery chain. I made this cake last night and oh my goodness was it good!!!! Eveyone raved about how good it was & wanted the recipe. In a small saucepan, combine the powdered sugar, pineapple juice, and butter. I’m sorry you ended up with the wrong thing. Tried the Orange Juice today & never again. It would need to be a homemade recipe that makes the same amount as the box mix. Maybe if instant pudding mix added will be better. Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 35 mins Total Time 55 mins Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients. I made this cake for a church gathering this evening. Our Pastors daughter asked if they could take some home with them. It is wonderfully delicious! Hope you find lots more! Unfortunately, I’m not sure this one will hold up to frosting very well. This is the homemade cake mix recipe I normally recommend, but I’ve not tested it with this particular recipe. Hi Stacey! Wondering about making half the recipe next time (1 loaf) or if the cake would freeze well. I hadn’t read all the comments, and I bought a plastic jug of Libby’s unsweetened pineapple juice for the cake. I just love that this brought back some sweet memories for you! i will look for it. Thanks, We’ve made the lemon cake with lemon jello for years. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Just made this cake OMG!!!! Thanks for the recipe. I puréed a can of crushed pineapple instead of using juice. I don’t see why not. I followed the recipe exactly. I’ve done a similar thing with lemon cake mix and lemon glaze in a 9×13 pan. With some trepidation, I weighed out 15 1/2 oz of my mix and carried on. That’s great! I thought it was really good, but my husband thought it needed more pineapple. DUNCAN HINES with this recipe WILL NOT MAKE YOUR CAKE RISE. So glad you’ve been able to impress folks with this one! So while I’m on this I continue to enjoy the foods that heighten my tastebuds and make me rub my tummy with delight! I recently moved and can’t find my Bundt pan so I made it in a 9×13 pan! I’m worried that you might have used a pineapple juice that had added sugar. I am definitely going to make this! I don’t like the canned kind because it always tastes like metal to me. It’s very frustrating to have bought all the ingredients and wrong boxed cake. Moist pineapple cake with pineapple frosting. I can assure you there is nothing wrong with the recipe. I will definitely make it again. That seem like a good plan! I don’t see why not. Just poured the glaze on my cake and it looks amazing! Do you think I could make this as cupcakes and make a dreamwhip frosting to be piped on top? When it comes to the other, you could use a popsicle stick, you’d just need fewer holes – since they will be bigger. I just made it and is a total disaster something is wrong with the recipe. I’ve been wondering about using a chocolate cake mix and adding coffee in place of the juice but I wonder if that would work. I’m working to figure this out, Linda, as I’ve had a few folks mention this same issue. I used a bundt pan with a white coating on the inside. Cut your self a slice and ENJOY! I want to try with pineapple in the cake. Sure. Thank you! I’m sure it would make good cupcakes for the kiddos too. Ignore the box and follow my directions only. Your email address will not be published. Michelle. This sweet and juicy cake is really easy to make. Thanks for posting this. Thank you for helping! I will retry and use pineapple jello. I use to make this cake years ago with apricot nectar. Now I need to try the Orange Juice Cake! Try adding powered mile to the dry ingredients first then add the juice. Do you mind telling me what brand of cake mix you used? Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait!!!! I remember her cooking her sauce on the stove and being in awe of her pouring it over a hot cake. It's screaming pineapple flavored from the crushed pineapple on the cake and the pineapple juice on the frosting. I use a very similar recipe for my pineapple upside down cake – just without the glaze/soak. Will DEFINITELY make this again and will continue to half the glaze recipe. I made a topping with 1 can crushed pineapple in juice, 2 cups powdered sugar and 4 tbsp unsalted butter. It’s moist and delicious too, if you like apricots. I’m so, so glad that you (and everyone else) enjoyed it!! It worked great. I used crushed…..pressed juice out…hard….just right amount juice for cake and glaze….used 1/2 crushed pineapple in cake…other in glazePERFECT. I’ve not tried that, so I can’t say for sure. She also cooked a topping for each layer and the top. Can I make it using another pan? Eckrich smoked sausage, pineapple, carrots and vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce Cook rice according to package directions, using 3-1/3 cups water. I’ll treat him to one for Fathers day. I’m curious, with the boxes mix, do you follow the contents on the box and also add the additional ingredients that are listed for your recipe here? Others seem to work just fine. Maybe weather could be a factor for some? She asked if I had ever swapped the orange juice out for pineapple juice. If you have a super reliable pan that usually doesn’t stick, sure. I think it should freeze fine, but I’ve not tried it myself. I really don’t like pineapple in chunks, slices, or crushed even,but have always loved pineapple juice! Can this be frosted over with buttercream frosting? Or maybe 3/4 C crushed pineapple and 1/4 C juice to ensure enough liquid? Do you happen to have the recipe written down or remember it? Probably not. Can this be made in a different size pan? I might suggest opting for another brand, just in case. Ha! Pour the warm glaze over the cake while it is still in the cake pan. Awesome! Ingredients: 24 (buttermilk .. cinnamon .. eggs .. extract .. flour ...) 3. Box cakes have way too many chemicals. Thank you for the delicious simple recipes you provide. A tip: Add a few pieces of fresh pineapple at the serving plate for extra flavor. Pour the reserved pineapple juice from the drained pineapple into a small saucepan. What was it about Duncan Hines that didn’t work if you don’t mind me asking? I prefer to use Betty Crocker or Pillsbury. Replacing the milk with juice would cause a change in texture and possibly even lift. The only part that was really sweet was where I had cut a slice of the unglazed cake to taste and the glaze pooled in that open space (I used a 9 inch round cake pan). It turned out perfect! Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack … Idk why the Duncan Hines worked for me, but it sure did!! It is awful & The texture is SOOO GOOD! Set cake on a wire rack to cool momentarily while you make the glaze. I don’t think that would be problem. Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to try the orange one I read about. Awesome! I made this today, used Duncan Hines cake mix. Hi Patti! Ignore the box instructions. How far do I make the holes into the cake? Can you explain to this novice baker why the glaze is put on the bottom of the cake rather than drizzled on top to run down the sides? What to do. I nearly always have cakes stick in those. We loved when she made us one. I care about how it tastes and this looks delicious! Scroll to Bottom for Printable Recipe Card. I made this tonight but substituted guava syrup for the pineapple juice. I use Pineapple cake mix…it gives it even more pineapple flavor! I was so hungry for a pineapple flavored cake! Required fields are marked *, (I prefer Betty Crocker or Pillsbury - See my note below). 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