Guest Foodie September 21, 2014 COMMENT: I made this with betty crocker angelfood cake mix and it fell in the middle. I was very disappointed. I will not make again.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Sorry to hear that this recipe didn't work for you. Did you bake it in a tube pan? Did it fall while it was cooling or while it was baking? Others here who have tried it with the Betty Crocker brand mix have had good luck with the recipe.
Photo_Nut2 July 3, 2014 REVIEW:
Made this cake with Betty Crocker angel food mix, it turned out beautiful, light and fluffy, very tastey, baked 30 min
Guest Foodie June 23, 2014 COMMENT: Can this recipe be baked in a 13 x 9 cake pan? If so should the pan be greased
ellie January 26, 2014 REVIEW:
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.
Franny January 21, 2014 REVIEW:
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.
donna January 9, 2014 REVIEW:
can you uce any kind of cake mix
CDKitchen Staff Reply: 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.
soupson November 1, 2013 REVIEW:
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!
Guest Foodie October 30, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
TTejas October 29, 2013 COMMENT: 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).
Tara June 30, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
Robin May 23, 2013 COMMENT: 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.
Member since: May 11, 2013
DawneG May 11, 2013 COMMENT: 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.
bodeen May 1, 2013 REVIEW:
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.
Mskay120 April 12, 2013 REVIEW:
This is a fantastic cake and so easy to make in a 9 x 13 pan but tonight I am really going to try making it in my Longenberger Ceramic Bundt pan so we shall see, I never tried anything on it before but I will sprinkle it with shredded coconut since I don't want it to be too sweet with icing..
sandij210 September 21, 2012 COMMENT: I didn't believe my sister when she gave me this recipe When I put it together it seemed too easy.
I cater small parties and have been looking fr a signature cake I think this is it!
intuitivemedium April 24, 2011 REVIEW:
I made this last minute and couldn't locate my angel food cake pan so made it in 13x9. Whats more, I had to crush pineapple slices in food processor. Mixed it up, put in pan and when it came out of oven, put on coconut. Beautiful! Add whipped cream, done. I like presentation as well as anyone but was delighted with this outcome!
Marsha April 19, 2011 REVIEW:
I made cream cheese frosting and added a small can of crushed pineapple. It was delicious.
Member since: Nov 6, 2010
esuzyking November 6, 2010 REVIEW:
This is a keeper. Should be rated o for super easy. I used a bundt pan (very lightly sprayed)and it turned out perfect when I flipped it. Made a cream cheese icing glaze (using canned icing and a little milk and powered sugar. We are on a low fat and low sugar diet and this was perfect. My husband asked when I was making the next one.
Nancy June 18, 2010 COMMENT: I had the same problem as another reader....the cake literly fell out of the pan in chunks. I've baked this cake before with good results. Perhaps using the Betty Crocker mix instead of a Duncan Hines ? A 20 oz. can of Dole pineapple with 100% pineapple juice was used.I mixed by hand a few minutes. It rose nicely in baking but 10 min.before completely baked,the cake fell. Did it bake too long ? In the end all was not lost, I mixed
some pieces & crumbs in coconut pudding which was delicious ! May use the remaining pieces in chocolate pudding today ;-)
Guest Foodie March 8, 2010 REVIEW:
i really love this cake.
only problem is when i flipped
it to cool it started to fall out of pan... is this one that you dont flip?
Delicious June 20, 2009 REVIEW:
I first made this because it was easy. This is delicious. My family loves it and it is easy. Even the glaze is easy. I made homemade whipped cream which is my sister's favorite and she loves it with the Angel Food Cake w/Pineapple.
Guest Foodie March 31, 2009 REVIEW:
Great, especially the cherry. May need to bake a bit longer.
devo mom September 25, 2008 REVIEW:
Couldn't have been easier, faster, and a real crowd pleaser. I made it in a bundt pan, served with grilled peaches and sauted sliced almonds with a drizzle of honey on top.
I looked like an honest to goodness good cook (and I assure you I am not!)
gramma pete September 21, 2008 REVIEW:
It doesn't get easier than this and is something that you can be proud to serve! A good recipe to teach the kids how easy it can be to bake a cake!
Guest Foodie April 19, 2008 COMMENT: I baked this recipe in an ungreased tube pan at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. We had some diabetic guests so I offered this as an alternative to the other Thanksgiving desserts. We liked it.
Guest Foodie February 16, 2008 REVIEW:
It was so easy to make and tasted delicious! The only problem was that it was done in 27 minutes instead of the 35-40 the recipe called for. Is yummy with the cool whip too. :)
Member since: Jun 15, 2006
bubbanikki June 15, 2006 REVIEW:
This cake is outstanding!Easy and good! Can't beat that! Try it with a little Cool Whip for the summertime!