Pineapple has been a little out of fashion in recent years – but we have a recipe that will make you agree that pineapple needs a comeback. This cake with a special golden twist is perfect for any celebration but it also works particularly well at Christmas. It uses Del Monte Gold® Pineapple. Del Monte Gold® is a new variety of pineapple which is naturally extra sweet, due to being left to ripen on the plant a little longer than standard varieties. Our Golden Pineapple cake therefore looks and tastes amazing. You can find out how to make it below.
Del Monte Gold®
Del Monte® is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, fresh-cut fruit and vegetables and canned fruits and has been a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for more than 125 years. They are also experts in canned fruit with 125 years of knowledge & experience. With the launch of its NEW Gold® Pineapple range, Del Monte brings a touch of luxury to any pineapple recipe.
Del Monte Gold pineapple naturally has up to four times the Vitamin C of traditional varieties. Using canned fruit also cuts down on food wastage, as it does not expire as quickly as fresh produce. It also retains nutrition once canned and is easy to use. As cans are easy to recycle, using this kind of fruit can also cut down on plastic use.
Gold Pineapple, Cherry & Banana Cake Recipe
Time: 90 minutes
- Self-raising flour 230g
- Ground Almonds 50g
- Butter 110g, diced
- Golden Caster sugar 150g
- 2 Eggs
- Ripe bananas (peeled) 250g
- Glacé cherries 250g
- Del Monte Gold Pineapple chunks 200g, drained and diced
- A handful of blanched almonds/ almond flakes for decoration
- Gold Leaf for decoration
Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan /325°F/Gas 3. Grease a 20cm deep round cake tin. Line the base with baking paper and grease
Put the flour and butter into a bowl and rub until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Peel and mash the bananas. Next beat them into the cake mixture. Add the ground almonds. If you wish to make the cake nut-free, simply replace this with extra flour.
Save half of the cherries to cover in gold leaf for the top of the cake and cut the rest into smaller chunks and add to the mixture. Next, add the chopped pineapple (make sure it is drained and pat dry). Stir the cake mixture thoroughly and then pour into the tin.
Ensure the top of the cake is spread smoothly. Next, add the almonds and cherries in any pattern you would like. You could also sprinkle some golden caster sugar over the top.
Bake in the oven for around 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the top is
Allow the pineapple cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before removing. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn out on to a wire rack. Leave to cool completely before removing the baking paper. Finally, you can add the gold decoration to the cherries. Carefully remove a small amount of gold leaf and pat down onto the cherries, using a food paintbrush to secure.
This pineapple cake looks fabulous and has a unique and delicious taste and texture- perfect for celebrations, parties and Christmas day dessert. We hope you enjoy it.
The Del Monte Gold® range is available online and in-store at Tesco, ASDA, Ocado and Nisa Local, rrp £1.30
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