I've had this tin for ages, but never found the right occasion to use it. This month's cake club theme was 'The Empire Strikes Back'; a homage to products that came to Britain for the first time as our empire flourished. I decided to make a Bahamian Pineapple Bundt Cake, which also meant that I could use my pineapple tin! Cashback.
I did quite a bit of experimenting with this one. I wanted the right balance between texture and taste; the batter had to be runny enough to pick up the tin's detail, but have enough substance to hold it's shape. I lifted the pineapple taste by using citrus and other tropical fruits. The result is a moist cake with a sweet, tangy flavour, which has that unmistakeable sugar crust.Ingredients:
- 225g unsalted butter
- 450g golden caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 375g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 250ml tropical low fat yogurt (the type of stuff with chunks!)
- 150g crushed pineapple in juice (no need to drain)
- Zest of a ripe lime
- Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 c
- Grease and flour a regular sized bundt tin (2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch)
- Cream the butter for a little while until pale, then add the sugar gradually. Beat until pale.
- On a slow speed add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Mix in the vanilla and lemon extracts.
- In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
- In another bowl mix together the yoghurt, pineapple and lime zest.
- Back to the main bowl - sift in a third of the flour mix, followed by half of the yogurt mix. Repeat until all the flour and yogurt is used up.
- Give a quick mix on a medium speed for about 10 seconds.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean and it is shrinking from the tin slightly.
- Leave it to cool in the tin for ten minutes then turn out.
- Allow to cool fully.
- Dust with icing sugar.
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