Monday, 31 December 2012

Pineapple Cake - How to make Pineapple Pastry



Pineapple Cake - It is one of my favorite cake and most of the occasions i try this pastry whenever i visit any bakery. So why not i should try this at home for a special occasion on my husbands birthday.


How to make Pineapple Cake in Home


Ingredients:

For Baking:
1. All purpose flour (or Maida)- 1 and 1/2 cups
2. Eggs - 2
3. Butter - 1/2 cup
4. Sugar - 1 cup
5. Milk - 1/2 cup
6. Baking powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
7. Vanilla Extract - 2 tsps
8. Oil - 1/2 cup

For Icing:

1. Sugar - 2 cups
2. Unsalted Melted Butter - 1/2 cup
3. Pineapple Juice - 1/2 cup
4. Pineapple pieces - 1/2 cup
5. Green colour - little

Procedure:

1. We need to make 3 mixs.
2. First, Mix wet ingredients such as, in one bowl beat eggs, add vanilla extract to it.
3. Second, in other bowl whisk butter and sugar properly.
4. Third, Mix dry ingredients such as, in another bowl sieve flour, add baking powder 
5. Now mix all these 3 mixs together as below.
6. Sift the flour carefully into bowl of sugar and butter mix and whisk properly. Meanwhile add egg mix and milk to this. Now our batter is ready.
7. Grease a pan or steel bowl preferrably round in shape, using oil or butter.
8. After greasing the pan, sprinkle some flour (any) on the greased tin and pat along sides and bottom and remove the excess flour which oozes out after sticking to the greased pan. And pour the batter in this bowl.
9. place it in the oven which is pre-heated to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C) and then bake for about 30 to 40 minutes.
10. In the absence of oven you can bake the cake in normal pressure cooker as well. 
11. For this, pour water upto 1 inch high in a pressure cooker which is of 3 litre and above capacity.
12. Now place a stand in the water and then place our pan with cake batter on this stand.
13. Close the cooker with lid. 
14. Do not put whistle.
15. Steam for 30 minutes on a medium flame.
16. After 30 minutes, open lid and allow steam to escape.
17. Now heat without lid for another 5 minutes. Take out and cool completely.

18. As baking the cake is finished, we proceed towards icing it.

19. Grind sugar to a very fine powder.
20. Using electric whisk or normal wire whisk, mix powdered sugar and butter untill peaks appear.
21. Cut the cake into 2 horizontal equal halves.
22. Wet both the layers using pineapple juice.
23. Now apply icing on both the layers.
24. Spread pineapple pieces completely on one layer.
25. Place 2nd layer on top of this.
26. Also ice along the sides of the cake.
27. Now add green colour to the icing and write some msg on the cake.
28. If preferred can ice by drawing roses etc on the cake.
29. I garnished the cake along its sides and on one side of the top using pineapple pieces.
30. During whisking the icing, I added some pineapple juice to it to give pineapple flavour to the icing.





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