Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Banana Pineapple Cake

Banana and pineapple pair well together and I simply adore banana pineapple cake. I happen to have some leftover crushed pineapple and some banana at home so what a great way to use up my crushed pineapple and make this delicious cake. This cake would be our breakfast and afternoon snack. :)

  • 1 stick + 6 Tbsp. butter, soften
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 big banana, mashed
  • 8 ounce crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. banana essence


1. Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy with an electric mixer.

2. Pour in eggs, one at a time and beat until creamy.

3. Add in milk, mashed banana, crushed pineapple and banana essence and mix well.

4. Add in cake flour, baking powder and baking soda and beat until combined.

5. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake in preheated 350'F oven for 35-37 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I've been following your blog and tried few of your recipes. They worked out very well and my family loves them. Very simple and easy methods. However, I baked a cake today ( urh..urh..guilty and honestly..I have a problem here and I need your opinion)no, no..not from your recipes one, but hope you can give me a little advice) I bake a cake exactly like yours today. Looks exactly too. Recipe almost the same as yours too, but..but..Mine has lots of crumbs bits on the plate and when I cut it, the crumbs looked very messy. Yours look very neat. Can you tell me what's wrong? My first time baking though.Is it too much time spent on the whipping? Too much flour? Too much butter or oil?

Thank you for reading ;-)


Mrs. JP said...

I hope I can use vanilla extract instead of banana essence. Do you think it'll make a big difference? This combo sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe

Pearl said...

yum - looks so delicious!

Jennifer said...

GREAT cake!!! yum!

from my motorhome to yours said...

I am going to make this tomorrow!!, love the blog, your girls are so cute

Big Boys Oven said...

wow sorry for not dropping by often, we just got back from a week in Singapore! lovely banana pinapple cake you got there!

SIG said...

Looks gorgeous and soft.. I love these kind of banana cake... hey, I've just woken up and not had breakfast. Stomach rumbling! All your fault! :P

Emile Zola@life said...

Never tested banana and pineapple before, is the taste very sweet? I dont really like too sweet cake.

Grace Lin said...

yum! All your recipes are always so mouth-watering! Your sugee cookies were a big success at my book launch, by the way. I've already been hit up for the recipe.

noobcook said...

looks super tempting and delish :D

pigpigscorner said...

The texture is gorgeous! Looks so soft and moist!

Anonymous said...

Awesome blog!(= Love your recipes.

Just want to ask, how many grams of shortening to replace a 250 grams of butter? Also, can shortening be used to replace butter for the cake recipes?

By the way, your Steamed banana cupcakes recipe, can it be oven baked instead of steaming? Will the outcome of the cake be different?

Thanks.(= Take care!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Danielle,
I wish I can help you but I have no idea too. Perhaps you can do a search on Google and see what you can find out. Sorry! P/S: Glad to know you have tried my recipes. :)

Hi Mrs. JP,
Yes you can, it won't make any difference in cake texture. But not sure whether the cake will smell more like pineapple or banana in the end.

Thanks Pearl. :) Easy to make too!

Thanks Jennifer.

Thanks motorhome. Hope you like this cake too, it's one of my favorites. Drizzle some icing on top if it's not sweet enough for you. :) The cake we made normally on the less sweet end.

Thanks BBOven. Welcome back!

Haha SIG, sorry lah! I like this type of banana cake too. Go bake!

Emile Zola, this cake is not sweet, just nice. Actually I would prefer it to be sweeter (I have sweet tooth I think), but my hubby said it's just nice. For 2 cups of flour, only used 3/4 cup of sugar, it won't be too sweet. But, for those who like it sweeter, can use 1 cup of sugar.

Thanks Grace. Glad to know the sugee cookies were a success! I wasn't sure because the texture of this cookies is so Asian that it might be alien to some. :P

Thanks noobcook.

Thanks pigpigs.

Thanks Anon,
You can replace with the same amount, but why do you want to replace butter with shortening? As far as I know, shortening has trans fat in it even with the one it said zero trans fat (check to see whether there is any partially hydrogenated oil used in the ingredients list).

And why do you want to use a steamed banana cake recipe to bake? There is one baked banana cake recipe that is very good (with link to the recipe) in my blog you can try. I never try baking my steamed banana cake, but you sure can try, I don't know about the outcome though.

tigerfish said...

You make simple creative cakes!

Jean said...

Wow..your cake looks simple and very delicious...I like it

Christy said...

This sounds simply yummylicious!! Fruity cakes are always fun and tasty :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Looks so lovely and moist. I wish i could have some!

Karine said...

I have never thought of making a banana bread with pineapples..... it must be ssssooo good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tigerfish. Delicious cake doesn't have to be complicated. ;)

Thanks Jean!

Thanks Christy. I do like this cake a lot. :)

Thanks heavenly housewife. :)

Yes Karine, it is good. I thought it is pretty common to add pineapple into banana. :P

K said...

Hi There,

I am eager to try your recipe of banana pineapple cake, I am just a little confused how much is 1 stick butter + 6 tbsp. I live in India and couldn't follow the measure, it would great if you could help me with that one. Thankyou, Kanupriya

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi K,

1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp. = 113g.

So, 6 Tbsp. = 113 g / 6. I will let you do the math. ;)

Bridget said...

This recipe looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

I've included it in my Top 25 recipe posts on Twitter because its such a winner!!


Thank you again for the beautiful post.

Bridge x

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhh banana and pineapple! a brilliant tropical combo. i shall try...i am bad at baking, hope to succeed this time...^_^

Anonymous said...

excellent cake we just had easter last weekend and had a can of pineapple left over so i made this cake with the ripe bananas it was really good thank you

Little Corner of Mine said...

I'm so glad Anon and thank you for your feedback. :)

Colette Zabo said...

This is exactly the recipe I was looking for. Thanks!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Colette Zabo.

Anonymous said...

Just the recipe I was looking for I made it last week, just beautiful! I'm about to make it again today. Thank you! :-D

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're so welcome Anon. Thank you for the feedback, you made my day! I'm so glad you like this cake. :)