Make this Pineapple White Layer Cake infused with fruit and fruit juice, for Easter brunch or other celebration. This is a great dessert for entertaining because it’s moist and delicious and makes a showstopping presentation. To see even more dinner party ideas check out my Easter entertaining series.
Make this showstopping dessert for entertaining at holidays or special celebrations
To complete my Easter entertaining ideas & menu plan, I made a fluffy pineapple white layer cake that looks and tastes like springtime. The recipe begins with a cake mix, but special add-ins make it so much better.
The addition of pineapple juice in the cake layers makes this an incredibly moist cake. And the topping is light and delicious, so it doesn’t leave you feeling full and heavy. It’s got fruit in it so that makes it healthy, right?
And don’t forget to make these amazing diy pineapple flowers to top your cake! They really are a special touch that takes this cake over the top.
Bake the cake batter in 6-inch round pans for a 3-layer cake that looks tall and impressive.
I’ve made this fluffy white layer cake in two 8-inch rounds for this Easter with Hadley Pottery, and it’s fine. But making it in the smaller pans means you can have a taller triple-layer cake where the pineapple flowers can be arranged like a waterfall down the side.
I use this tutorial to make dried pineapple flowers. She does such a great job explaining the process and showing images that are easy to follow. It took me the better half of a Sunday to cook & dry my flowers so just make sure you’ve carved out some time. A great bonus is that they can be made several days ahead before you need to use them.
Serve this pineapple layer cake for brunch or after-dinner dessert
This is a terrific dessert to indulge in after having my hashbrown & ham brunch casserole for the main course. My sparkling fruit punch will wash it all down and the colors coordinate! Once you’re full and happy send the kids out for an Easter egg hunt.
To make Frosting: Store lightly covered in refrigerator for up to a week.
To make Frosting:
Store lightly covered in refrigerator for up to a week.