Monday, August 25, 2008

Pineapple-Orange Cream Cheese Cake With Almonds And Cream Cheese Frosting

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I wanted to make a pineapple cake. I was all set to make this recipe, I had everything ready this morning then I started thinking ..... I want to put cream cheese in the cake and on the cake. I wonder how hard that would be.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

 I took my inspiration from the recipe that I was going to make and made adjustments just to see what would happen. Instead of oil I used 1 cup of butter, I threw in an 8 ounce block of cream cheese, used 1/4 cup of cream instead of milk, and cracked 5 eggs into the batter instead of 4. I also lowered the amount of baking powder to 2 tsp. I think everything else was the same as the other recipe. What I got was a very most cake that I topped with the cream cheese recipe from the cake I was going to make to which I added about a tsp of orange extract. The recipe I'm going to print is the one I made, the cream cheese frosting is here.

Pineapple-Orange Cream Cheese Cake With Almonds
And Cream Cheese Frosting

2 3/4 cup cake flour ( I made my own cake flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

After I was done making the cake flour I put the baking powder, baking soda and salt together and sifted one last time.

1 cup softened butter
1 Eight oz block of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pineapple-orange juice
1/4 cup cream
8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
5 eggs
1/2 cup crushed almonds

I put the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of my mixer, blended it well then added the sugar. I added the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. I put the vanilla , crushed pineapple and cream in and blended well then added the almonds. I added the flour mixture slowly until it was incorporated. I put the batter into a 13x9 inch pan that was sprayed with Pam and floured and baked the cake at 325 degrees for about an hour.

I used the recipe here for the cream cheese frosting and added 1 tsp of orange extract.

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noble pig said...

Oh how I love seeing the frosting hang over like snow. Yummy.

Marie said...

Oh gosh you are making me want cake for breakfast here!

Grace said...

the cake looks so moist (hooray for butter!) and the icing looks as pure as the driven snow. deeeelicious. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds divine!

Kim said...

Nothing like a good slice of cake with frosting dripping down the edges to brighten the day!

Ivy said...

What a great picture-with that icing just oozing down the sides of the cake. The cake looks so moist too. Can I have a slice?

giz said...

I love the switch here and change there - sure wish it worked for me. I switch and change and create disaster...sigh. Your cake has beautiful texture and that, that icing.

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jillian said...

This looks amazing! I love the double cream cheese idea.