Hawaiian Wedding Cake is sweet and tart and creamy– everything you want from a cake! It’s a sweet pineapple vanilla cake topped with crushed pineapple and a dreamy cream cheese and whipped cream topping.
Many, many moons ago when I was going to cooking school, I spent my last term interning as a cake decorator at a local bakery. And when I say interning, I mean I got 2 days of training and then was set free to be THE cake decorator for the entire shop. No pressure, right?
The first few weeks were a little bit sketchy, but for the most part, I was able to hold my own when orders came in. That is until we got an order for 26, 10” 6 layer dessert cakes that were all different flavors due the next day.
Dessert cakes are super easy to decorate but the most time-consuming part was making all of the mousses, fillings and whipped creams they needed. I usually kept a good supply of baked cakes in the freezer to pull out and decorate as needed, but this time my stash was completely depleted and I needed to bake the cakes too.
Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
You’ll Need (for the cake):
1 cup of white sugar.
½ cup of brown sugar.
1 tsp of baking soda.
2 cups of all purpose flour.
1 (20 ounce) can of crushed pineapple with juice.
1 cup of finely chopped walnuts.
¾ cup of flaked coconut.
1 tsp of cinnamon.
⅛ tsp of nutmeg.
1 tsp of salt.
1 tsp of vanilla.
You’ll Need ( for the frosting):
1 (8 ounce package of cream cheese.
1 cup of white sugar.
⅛ tsp of salt.
1 tsp of vanilla extract.
1 ½ cups of heavy whipping cream.
Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a 9” round pan or 9×13 rectangular pan.
In a bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together and mix the eggs, vanilla and crushed pineapple with juice until well combined.
Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
To make the frosting, beat the whipping cream in a small bowl until fluffy and set aside.
Mix the cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
Stir in the whipped cream and mix to combine.
Once the cake is cooled, frost it and top with anything of your desire, I used toasted coconut.
Simple, easy and yummy! I love it when I find easy recipes and yet so delicious like this one. Give it a shot, I’m sure you will like it.