Pineapple Gateau | Pineapple Fresh cream layer cake | Fatless Sponge for Layered Cakes

Pineapple Cream Cake
Pineapple Cream Cake
February is a month of celebrations for us. This year I knew exactly what cake I wanted to bake for our wedding anniversary, its none other than this fresh cream pineapple pastry (pineapple gateau). My husband loves this cake and like all couples we rub food likes from each other. As much as I love chocolates I have started to fall in love with pineapple pastry (some kind of virus that my husband gladly passed onto me). To add to the joy my parents were also with us for the celebration and it so happen that my parents also loved white cakes and pineapple for sure. So I had this huge majority of fans for this cake and how can I not bake this? Last year it was a private affair with just the two of us celebrating our anniversary and I made a redvelvet cake with butter cream roses otherwise called as the Rosette cake which is one of the popular posts in my blog till date. 

Since this time we had family around I really didn't have time to click many pictures and by the time we cut the cake it vanished quickly, only late evening I realised that I had forgot to click a piece of this three layered pineapple beauty. I got huge comments and compliments from the people I love the most. What other way to  get me excited? I had great sense of contentment that the whole feast that I had been planning for my parents and us was a huge hit. This post is just to share some of my excitement of our big day with all of you. Hope you enjoy this cake as much as we do. Special thanks to each and everyone of my dear family, friends and readers who wished us on our special day :-). We did feel like newly married and obviously love all that attention ;-). Thank You!





Pineapple Gateau Recipe
Pineapple Gateau Recipe


Fatless Sponge Recipe
Fatless Sponge Recipe


Pineapple Cake Recipe
Pineapple Cake Recipe
PINEAPPLE GATEAU | PINEAPPLE FRESH CREAM CAKE RECIPE

FATLESS SPONGE RECIPE


Prep time - 10 mins

Bake time - 30 mins
Makes - 8" cake cut into 3 layers
Serves - 10-12 generously

Ingredients


All purpose flour / maida - 1 and 1/4 cup (150 gms)

Sugar granulated / powdered - 3/4 cup (150 gms)
Eggs large - 5 
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp (2.5 gms)
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp 
Pineapple essence - 2 tsp

Method


1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C/ 350 F for 10 mins, grease an 8" baking tin with oil and line with parchment/ butter paper about an inch high than the cake tin. Line the inside of the cake tin with parchment paper. Set aside

2. Sieve maida/ flour and baking powder set aside.
3. In a wide bowl beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla & pineapple essence and beat until soft peeks form around 5 mins.
4. Gently add the flour little by little and combine with the beaten eggs until well incorporated take care not to over mix.
5. Once the flour is all used up. Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and bake in centre of oven for 30 mins. 
6. Using a tooth pick you can check if the cake is done.
7. Remove from oven and let the cake sit in room temperature for 10 mins. Later invert the cake into the cooling rack and let the butter paper (parchment) be intact.
8. Once the cake is completely cooled down remove the parchment and cut into layers.
9. I sliced into 3 perfect layers and placed the slices in a plate.

PINEAPPLE SOAKING SYRUP RECIPE


Ingredients


Pineapple syrup - 2 cups (the syrup in tinned pineapple)
Powdered sugar - 4-5 tbsp
Pineapple essence - 2 tsp

Method


1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside


FRESH CREAM RECIPE


Fresh cream - 3 cups (I used Milkymist medium fat cream)
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Pineapple essence - 2 tsp

Method


1. Freeze the bowl whisk attachment in freezer for 2-3 hours before making the whipping cream

2. Refrigerate the cream for minimum 3-4 hours, it has to be nice and cold.
3. Beat the cream for 2 mins and then slowly add the essence and the icing sugar. Do no over beat. This process takes 2-3 minutes in total.

PRALINE RECIPE


Ingredients

Sugar - 5 tbsp

Almonds - 7-8 

Method


In a saucepan add sugar and let it melt and caramelise to golden brown (1 minute). Now add the nuts and immediately transfer to a parchment paper. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Now place another parchment paper on top and using a wooden ladle or rolling pin crush the praline until you get crumbs.






Assembly

1. Slice the sponge into three or two layers. Place on a place and drizzle the prepared syrup / sugar water and let sit for few minutes until the cake absorbs the full syrup. Do not over do.

2. Now add a big dollop of cream and spread with a offset spatula, Add the chopped pineapple chunks from the tinned pineapple. 
3. Place another layer of sponge repeat step 1 and 2, follow the same for the third layer.
4. Once all three layers are covered with whipped cream. Decorate with buttercream (optional) and pineapple chunks. press the sides of the cake with praline.
5. let the cake sit in the refrigerator for atleast 30 mins to set.

Once ready cut, serve and enjoy!



Praline Recipe
Praline Recipe

Cooks Wisdom 


Tip 1 


1. Never over mix the cake batter, combine with a wooden spatula in slow circular movements. The butterless sponge recipe is picked from here.


Tip 2


2. I used butter cream to decorate the cake you can do it with just whipped cream and totally skip butter in the recipe


Tip 3


3. I used Del Monte tinned pineapple can for this cake and milky mist medium fat cream (India) You can go ahead and use any full fat cream that is locally available


Tip 4


4. You can add some rum / rum extract to the cake batter for a punch.


Tip 5


5. You can add any nuts to the praline recipe, either chopped or whole.


MORE CELEBRATION CAKES


RED VELVET ROSETTE CAKE

CHOCOLATE FOREST CAKE
ROSE PETALS CAKE

28 comments:

  1. Love pineapple y cake a lot.... This looks so moist and soft. Have been years when I had pineapple cake, miss those pineapple pastry that we get in India

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  2. Wow, Priya Amazing and stunning cake, perfect for the right occasion. I am just drooling here, I have bookmarked to try this cake....

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  3. omg..awesome priya..moth watering.....u cheat u didnt prepare a cake when we met..:(

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  4. Omg, killing me, this cake is super awesome n yummy..

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  5. wow Priya! very impressive. Looks soo good! your family must be really proud of your beautiful cake!

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  6. beautiful cake dear, love this fat less cake version :-)

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  7. LOOKS SUPER DELISH...LOVE THE DECO

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  8. very delecious. cake and could see the patients in decorating it :D

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  9. Super super Priya and I love the texture all in this lovely cake.hope you had a blast on that day.wishes again dear.parcel me a piece plz

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  10. Perfectly done priya, even I had baked this last week and I too use milky mist....:)

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  11. omg such fabulous looking gateau :) awesome priya , you have made them with less fat kudos :) Am sure R must have enjoyed them a lot :) very well decorated :)

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  12. beautiful cake darling. fat less sponge is calling me :)

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  13. Belated Anniversary Wishes Priya...beautifully made cake..looks delicious

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  14. ah... that cake looks seriously amazing... all soaked up on the syrup, I am sure it must have been melt in the mouth...

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  15. i love pineapplesss sooo much..jus fab work priya..

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  16. Cake looks beautiful and yummy!!!

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  17. Wow fantastic flavorful and tempting cake dear... Who can say NO to the creamy pineapple gateau...Love it...

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  18. pineapple pastry looks wonderful...flawless icing looks superb

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  19. Wow!! beautiful cake...looks too good...very well decorated...

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  20. Honestly Priya, you are the queen of themes !!! Every time I visit your blog, you have a new theme, better than the last one ! How do you manage to do that really ??

    And your pictures have improved remarkably !! Well done girl ! :)

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  21. Such a beautiful and gorgeous cake, feel like having a piece now..

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  22. Just how do you have the patience to make such beautiful cakes Priya? Looks delish

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  23. Cake looks absolutely stunning, wat a fantastic job you did. Sis i want you to give a class for decoration.

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  24. beautifully done.. so tempting cake

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  25. Perfect pineapple gateau, beautifully decorated, lovely clicks

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  26. Wow...pineapple gateau looks gorgeous, so good pictures and presentation dear...love your icing and choice of theme...nice :)

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  27. lovely decoration... tempting cake.. :)

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  28. Delicious and rich cake.. looks so rich and can guess how tasty it must have been.. I love pineapple pastries too.. Lovely!!

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