So... I have been asked to make a pineapple cake for a friends bash and she has some requests. I asked her what her favorite flavors and cake preferences were and she said pineapple upside down cake and that old fashioned toasted coconut frosting that her mom used to put on top of a busy day cake. (simple yellow cake). She does not like "frosting" and by that she means butter cream, cream cheese type icings. Sooo.... I'm thinking these two concepts might be combined but am a little nervous about messing with recipes I'm finding online.
I've found this cake recipe: Easy Pineapple Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
that looks promising but the reviewers are suggesting reducing the amount of sugar and adding some fat; I'm nervous about making this change.
I've found this intriguing looking crunchy topping: Pineapple and coconut crunch cake | Crummb
which was intended to go on a yellow cake mix. It looks like the crumble top is made like a compound butter, sliced (or pressed) and placed carefully on top prior to baking. If I did the math correctly the ingredient list is:
1/2 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C corn flakes
15 oz crushed pineapple
1/3 C unsweetened coconut
The topping strikes me as a great idea but possibly too wet (maybe my math is off).
What do you think about the likelihood of such a scheme?
Does anyone have an excellent pineapple cake recipe (which pineapple in the cake instead of on top)?