Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

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Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake
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  1. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°F Coat two 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Sift cake flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a medium bowl. Beat 3/4 cup sugar, honey, oil and melted butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Whisk buttermilk (or milk), rum and coconut extract in a small bowl. With the mixer on low speed, alternately mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients into the sugar mixture, starting and ending with dry ingredients and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined.
  3. Clean and dry the beaters. Beat 3 egg whites in a medium bowl with the electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whites into the batter in two additions until just combined. Divide the batter between the prepared pans, spreading to the edges.
  4. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 26 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn out and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  5. To prepare curd: Whisk 2 egg yolks, pineapple juice, 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until thick and beginning to bubble, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool completely.
  6. To prepare frosting & assemble cake: Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, extract (or rum) and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  7. Place one cake layer, top-side down, on a cake stand or plate. Spread evenly with the pineapple curd, stopping just short of the edge. Scatter 1/2 cup diced pineapple over the curd. Place the remaining layer, top-side up, on top. Spread the frosting over the top and sides. Decorate the top with the remaining 1 cup pineapple and toasted coconut.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5633.72 Kcal (23587 kJ)
Calories from fat 1996.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 221.82g 341%
Cholesterol 1221.28mg 407%
Sodium 4469.5mg 186%
Potassium 3512.1mg 75%
Total Carbs 836.11g 279%
Sugars 492.53g 1970%
Dietary Fiber 10.18g 41%
Protein 95.18g 190%
Vitamin C 29.6mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 30.7mg 170%
Calcium 1310.5mg 131%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 269.31 Kcal (1128 kJ)
Calories from fat 95.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 341%
Cholesterol 58.38mg 407%
Sodium 213.65mg 186%
Potassium 167.89mg 75%
Total Carbs 39.97g 279%
Sugars 23.54g 1970%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 41%
Protein 4.55g 190%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 49%
Iron 1.5mg 170%
Calcium 62.6mg 131%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 130.4
  • 156

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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