Hawaiian flavored Pineapple-Coconut mini Bundt cakes are my contribution to Maheswari's AFAM 'A Fruit A month' event.She has chosen my favorite fruit Pineapple for March. Thank you for hosting Mahesh.
Pineapple-Coconut mini Bundt cake:
A sneak peek inside the cake :)
You Need: Makes one 9 1/2" X 5 1/2" loaf
Preheat the oven to 350F.Grease and flour a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
1 1/2 cups chopped Pineapple,2 Eggs,1/2 cup vegetable oil,3/4 sugar, 2 cups plain flour,1/2 tsp Cinnamon pd,1 tsp baking pd,1/2 tsp baking soda,1/4 tsp Nutmeg pd,1/2 tsp salt,1/2 cup sweetened Coconut,3 tbsp Walnuts.(I used low sugar chunky Pineapple preserve as you can see!)
How to bake them:
In a bowl,beat eggs until fluffy,add oil,sugar,beat until light.Mix in Pineapple.Mix all the dry ingredients seperately and add to the wet mixture and mix just until combined but don't overmix. OR you can blend in a processor except Pineapple and when mixed,add in Pineapple and combine by hand.
Spoon the batter into the pan,tap gently to release the bubble and put it in the oven in the middle rack.Bake this for 50-55 mins or until knife inserted in middle of the cake comes out clean.Invert and cool on the rack.Serve sprinkled with sugar pd or by itself.Either way ,it's delicious!
Note: I used mini Bundt cake pan.You can also bake this in a large Bundt cake pan too.This recipe is adapted by "Quick Breads" authored by Beatrice A. Ojakangas.She made this cake with Strawberries and added more coconut.I changed it to less coconut and used Pineapple.
That's all folks!!
Pineapple: The word "pineapple", first recorded in 1398, was originally used to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees (now termed pine cones). When European explorers discovered this tropical fruit, they called them "pineapples" (term first recorded in that sense in 1664) because it resembled what we now know as pine cones. The term "pine cone" was first recorded in 1695 to replace the original meaning of "pineapple".More info is here at WIKI.