Pineapple Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a delicious and moist dessert that combines the tropical flavor of pineapple with the rich creaminess of cream cheese. Here’s a basic recipe for Pineapple Cream Cheese Pound Cake:
For the cake:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice for the glaze)
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Gradually add the granulated sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- Gently fold in the drained crushed pineapple.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove it from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In the meantime, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice, and vanilla extract. Adjust the consistency with more or less pineapple juice to your liking.
- Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top. You can add some shredded coconut or chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor if desired.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy your Pineapple Cream Cheese Pound Cake!
This cake is a delightful treat with a tropical twist that’s perfect for any occasion or as a sweet treat for yourself and your family.