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Angel Food Cake with Pineapple

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   8


recipe id: 11933

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1 box angel food cake mix
1 can (20 ounce size) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the cake mix along with the undrained pineapple in a bowl. Mix until just incorporated (don't overmix). Pour batter into an ungreased tube pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done.


280 calories, 0 grams fat, 65 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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I have a question....can this cake be made in a muffin pan so as to have individual servings? I have a pan with 6 sections that look like small bundt cakes.

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I baked this cake for the first time for my daughter's 47th birthday. It turned out so pretty and the taste was outstanding. It was light and just sweet enough with the crushed pineapple. This recipe is a keeper.

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can you uce any kind of cake mix

CDKitchen Note: You can use any brand, but it should be for an angel food cake, not a different kind of cake, if you want to follow this recipe exactly. Angel food cakes are a little different than other cakes so I wouldn't necessarily try to substitute a different type in this recipe.

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Make sure you use the cake mix that you only mix with water (don't add the water, of course). I used Betty Crocker brand. This cake turns out heavier than an angel food cake since it has the pineapple but that's why you use angel food cake mix because it's lighter than something like yellow cake mix (which if you make like this turns out delicious but very dense). The flavor is good so I'm not why the last review complained about that. It's delicious. I use brand name pineapple as I think store brand is lacking flavor so maybe that's the problem? I've made this a dozen times including just yesterday. One other note and maybe this is an issue for some people but when it says don't overmix it means it. Just fold the pineapple in gently until it's just blended. It's like when you make muffins, don't overmix or it will get tough and fall flat. Hope this helps! This recipe always turns out for me so I hope others can benefit from my experience!! Happy Baking!

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In a web search there are many offering this recipe and rating it highly. I don't know where their taste buds are. I made it twice and they both ended up in the garbage, quick but not good.

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Oct 29, 2013

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I think finding the right cake mix is key for this. I didn't really pay attention in the past to what brand I used and it worked but this time it didn't (used store brand).

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My husband said there was no way this recipe could work. He was wrong! It is amazing. I don't get how it works, but who cares, it's delicious. We made it with the cherry pie filling and served it with vanilla ice cream.

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May 23, 2013

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I had the same problem with my cake being flat and tough. I' convinced it's the cake mix, the one I bought had two packets, the egg whites separate from the flour mix. I just found this on another website. "make sure when you purchase the angel food cake mix that it doesn't say to open the egg white package, get the mix that doesn't say that". I am going to try again with a different brand of cake mix.

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May 11, 2013

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Ok I just made the cake and I must have done something wrong because it was Very Tough and not Flavorful at all. The Angel Food cake mix had 2 packages. One was egg white and one was the flour mix. I put both in the bowl and mixed it with the can crushed pineapple. I only mixed it by hand for less than a min. and baked it as this recipe called for. Any ideas what happened or is this cake suppose to be as I described.

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I absolutely love this recipe. I just leave mine in the pan and serve from it. Also just this past weekend, in addition to the crushed pineapple, of course undrained, I drained a can of pineapple tidbits and a small jar of maraschino cherries which I halved and added to the mix. FANTASTIC!!! Very good if you want to serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream or once cooled serve with a dollop of French vanilla cool whip.

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