March 11, 2007

PINEAPPLE-COCONUT MINI BUNDT CAKES


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.



Enjoy...

50 comments:

Nabeel said...

wish it was me who took that bite :)

Richa said...

wow that's toooo tempting. I guess wl have to try it soon, do you think replacing egg with banana work here in terms of texture & taste? coconut & pine apple the classic combination!!

mika said...

Hi Asha- Sure looks delicious. I never get the cake so nicely from a bundt pan. Nice idea to use preserves instead of canned pineapple...

Sia's corner said...

ashakka, i was wondeing what u will comeup with for AFAM:) lovely-dovey-yummy cake. looks so good. can i omit coconut here? coz somewhat i dont like the coconut bits in mouth.
i just got pinapple yesterday. will see what i can comeup with:)
getting bored to death. its just been 1 week since i am at home n now cant wait to start work. planning to do some rough sketches n little bi of painting. will cath u later... hugs to u:)

sunita's world said...

That's a nice cake...thanks Asha

Linda said...

OOOhh, what a lovely treat to wake up to! I think I'd try these for breakfast while M. is home from college. He LOVES pineapple. Looks gorgeous Asha, especially love how you plated it with all the fluffy coconut around! :)

Waiting to see what Miss Trisha picks for her birthday feast on the weekend hmm?? ;)

Anh said...

Asha, this cake rocks! I alsways have a heart for small bundt cake. Cutie!

Jyothsna said...

Hi Asha! I was going to bake a cake too!! :) Maybe I should think of something else.

Asha said...

And I wish I could send it you bhai!!:))

Hi Richa,yes it is okay to replace egg.Even better ,you could add a 2oz package of vanilla pudding too!:))

Hi Mika,great to see you here! I spray some no-stick oil so they all pop right out!;D

Asha said...

Hello painter and sketcher!:))Lucky you got some time to kill.I am so busy,I can't even sleep peacefully!Two Birthdays are coming this week,a big party on Sat!!I an tired thinking about it.
Yeah,you can skip coconut,it just goes well with Pineapple,that's all.Most fruits are only for desserts which I don't like much(sweets that is)I saw some Pineapple Rasam which sounds great.Have a great time while you can Sia.Hugs.Feed K well!!!;D

You are welcome Sunita.Have a great week:)

Asha said...

Mini Budnt cake pan is cute indeed!;D I have a huge one too,but I like individual cakes,easy to store.Thank Anh!:)

Hi J!! No, you don't have to change your plans.There are so many variations you can make with cakes,it would be fun see many.Thanks girl.

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

Wonderful entry for AFAM..asusal unique cake...looks cool and aromatic...

Just got baking powder and other stuff,so going to try from now cake at home itself..

KitchenFairy said...

Hai Asha, Nice cake,I like anything with pineapple.I will do this soon.

Deepak Gopi said...

I think I have eaten this one,But I am not sure.
@deepak-You r perfectly right:)

Mishmash ! said...

My each visit here is a learning session :) cake looks very good...looks like someone is eating a lot of cake these days :))

Shn

Asha said...

Hi Usha,good for you!:)) Start baking.These cakes are quick breads,so it would be very easy for you.Good luck:)

Hi Kitchen F!!Me too! I love to eat Pineapple as it is without anything added!;D
In India,I used to eat fresh ones with sugar and fresh ground pepper!

Asha said...

Hi Deepak,I think in Indian bakeries, you will get all kinds of cakes,lot better tasting than these.Iyengar bakeries are popular in B'lore for their bread and cakes!:))
I am smiling!!!;D

Hi shn,I don't like sweets at all but it seems that I am baking more these days than usual for these events and my posts!:D
My kids eat all these but if it comes to rotis,Parathas and any savories,I am the first to grab'em!:))

Sharmi said...

very pretty presentation dear!
it looks so delicious. can i get some please....

Asha said...

Yes you may have some Sharmi!!:))
Thanks friend,you are as sweet as that as that cake!

Richa said...

Hi Asha, I tried this cake and it turned out so good! just posted it on my blog. I replaced eggs with yogurt, next time will add a little more yogurt 'coz it was a little dense. Thanks a lot!

Sig said...

Asha, Trying this again, got an error on first try :(
yummy bundt cakes.. I love the fact that you used mini bundt pan, everyone gets their own cute individual cake.
I bought a pineapple this weekend for the AFAM, have no clue what to make yet. You always seem to come up with the perfect dish for each event.

Sushma said...

Asha, you are the baking queen...the mediterian cake and now the pineapple cake..Both ROCK...A wonderful entry

-Sushma

Linda said...

Hi Asha, I could have sworn I left a comment here this morning -- maybe blogger ate it :) Anyway, I was saying this would make a wonderful breakfast for my son who's home from school this week -- he *loves* pineapple! I'm going to try it out for him. Looks so pretty the way you plated it with the fluffy coconut all around!

Asha said...

I try and make it something special for events,you are all my buddies you see!:)) Thanks.Blogger is erratic today,I had to click 10times before I open a comment section.

Thak you Sushma! I hope I can come up with something for your event girl.I didn't grow up with my grandmas much and my mom is just okay at cooking.So for tipology ,I have to read and research a little!;))

trupti said...

wonderful combo Ashaji!!! this I gotta try...I made pineapple-carrot muffins for Maheshwari's event..will be posting that soon.

read your comment...whose big days are coming up? can't wait to see the menu for that one!

hugs,
trupti

Asha said...

Wow!! Richa,you already made the cake too.Thanks for trying.Add a little more baking pd (like 1 tsp more)to replace the Egg,might make it lighter:))

Hi Linda,lot of logger problem today!Thanks for trying again.I changed my Template at FH hoping that would help some of you!;D

This cake would be a great treat for him.If he loves sweetened coconut too,it would be perfect!!That lady,the author Beatrice is a fabulous baker,I am really enjoying making these quick breads!:))

Asha said...

Hi T,Pineapple and Carrots! Nice combo,can't wait to see them!:))
Both kids have Birthdays and party is on Sat with 9 kids.I am already stressed!!:))
I am buying cakes,Pizzas and Ice cream cake,not cooking this year.16 candles for Trisha and 12 for the guy!!;D

Susan said...

Pineapple and coconut are just like best friends, aren't they? Your cakes look so moist and delicious. Wish I had one with my cup of tea right now.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hmm lovely.I just love pineapples so as the recipes out of it..thanks for posting

Pravs said...

hi Asha,
Thanks for coming by. I just went through your food recipe blogs. Amazing ! I hope you will try out some of my recipes. I want to try out your Kesari murg recipe.

Prema Sundar said...

Asha I was really taken back when taking a sneak peek inside the pineapple bundt cake..they look lovely.

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Great entry for AFM, I love pineapple.Your cake looks so nice. You are very good in cooking, baking,
writing :-)

Asha said...

MT,my head is getting bigger and bigger filled with all that praise!;D
Thank you so much,I try my best to bring good ones.

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha,
Though I don't why, I was expecting a cake from you this time. Pine apple and coconut, both are my favorites. Yum yum.

trupti said...

Ashaji,

All the best on Saturday my dear,and of course, all the luck for T & T, wishing them happiness and success always!

hugs,trupti

Sandeepa said...

Asha you are always "ek dum aage" with all the recipes for events :)
I like the fact that this is a Mini Cake.

Sandeepa said...

He Asha
A very Happy BirthDay to your adorable ones. Don't know if I am late

Asha said...

Hi Susan,excuse me for replying late,been busy today!:
Pineapple and coconut always reminds me of tropical countries,wish I was there!:))

Hi Sowmya,I love it too.Hope you try this cake:)

Pravs,good to see you.Thanks and I will try your recipe.My kids will love any chicken dishes.:)

Asha said...

Thanks Prema.You can see a chunk of Pineapple too!:))Give it a try.

Suma,you know me better than I do myself!;D

Thanks T!! I needed a hug today,been so busy I haven't even commented on any blogs today.Gets busier tomorrow as well:)

Thanks Sandeepa.Birthdays are on Wed and Fri but party is on Sat.I will tell them your wishes.Busy time for me,although I am not cooking lot of other things to do!:))

swapna said...

hi ashaji
i found u now using the Kalyn's idea.thanks to her.i love the shape of the cake.looking good.the other recipes too are good.can't comment on the other ones thru all the days.now i can..

Asha said...

Hi Swapna,good going!:))
I changed the tamplate at FH too,so it's easy now I guess.Thanks girl:))

Gattina said...

Asha, (hope I don't read it by mistake), happy birthday to your lovely children!!!
Oh you know I'm a big fan of Beatric! But your version of cake is much better than hers!!!

Deepz said...

the cakes look delicious and moist.

Asha said...

Hi Gattina,you are right about B'days!Thank you for wishes:))
Oh come on!Beatrice is graet author,I just follow her footsteps somehow!!;D
Btw,don't miss the next post here!

Thank you Deepz,hope you try baking it!:))

Spicelover said...

what cute looking bundts. i have been experimenting with baking... and am so into it. i would love to get hold of these mini bundt pans. my family is very picky abt the "eggy smell" in cakes... and alwayss complain about it. do u know of any way to make thse eggless?

Asha said...

You know SL!!When I used to bake cake in India,it always smelled like eggs and here in US,cakes don't smell of Eggs at all.I think it's strange!
Anyway,coming back to the Eggless,yes you can skip eggs and add 1 tsp more baking powder.Without eggs,they become little dense,if you increase the baking pd ,it might help.Try it!:))

Protegeoflife said...

I love yellow rice its fav called chitranjan in hyderabad u make me hungry no one to feed me pineapple cake

Asha said...

Hi P!! Thanks for Chitranjan name,didn't know that?It sounds like Chitranna of K'taka though.This yellow rice is made with Mexican spice,totally different and easier.
Pineapple cake is a quick bread,very easy to make,try!:)) Thanks.

Deepa Hari said...

Ur cake luks yummy...thanks for sharing...

Asha said...

You are welcome Deepa,hope you try!:))