Coconut Pina Colada Cake

Coconut Pina Colada Cake


6 eggs, separated

550g crushed pineapple

1 ½ cups plain flour

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 ¼ cups caster sugar

¼ cup butter, melted

2 teaspoons coconut extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tbsp. coconut cream

5 cups desiccated coconut, toasted

4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

2 cups icing sugar

230g cream cheese, softened

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice; set aside.

Beat egg whites with clean beaters on medium speed until soft peaks form (or in Magimix).

Gradually add ¼ cup caster sugar, beating on high until stiff peaks form.

Set aside.In another bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened (or in Magimix).

Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating on high speed until thick and lemon-colored.

Beat in the butter, coconut cream, vanilla essence and ½ cup reserved juice.

In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder and coconut extract.

Add dry ingredients to batter; beat until well blended.

Gently fold in egg whites.

Transfer to a greased and floured 9-inch round baking pan.

Bake at 175°C for 20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form.

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, pineapple and icing sugar until blended.

Fold in whipped cream.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Cut cake horizontally into two layers.

Spread with 2 cups cream.

Top with remaining cake layer.
Spread remaining cream over top and sides of cake.

Sprinkle with toasted desiccated coconut onto top and sides.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Comments (4) +

  • This cake looks delicious!I'm going to try it this week.Glad to see the back of Janella Purcell too...she was sooo patronising and downright rude to her co-host! Karen Lewison
  • Am making this cake just after this message.....I liked Janella...she was the balance. Zoe seems the show very much...very entertaining...and informative.... Rae Harry
  • Love the show, fantastic to see it back, the balance between Zoe and Adrian's personalities is wonderful to watch, very imformative and enjoy browing the web site! Cheers Wendylou Wendy Lou
  • I just made this times do not seem right. I cooked for 20 mins as instructed and still very wobbly in the middle.....had to leave it in the oven for another 10 mins. It statrted to brown on the top and I should have covered it with baking paper...but I did not....unfortunately I took it out a little early and it was not quite cooked in the middle. Hopefully this will help somone else out (my oven is fan forced). Otherwise the cake was yummy when assembled. There are simpler recipes for coconut and pineapple cakes - this one was not really worth all the effort (and all the mixing bowls). Nice but not worth all the mess! I wonder if Karen and Rae also made this cake and if they had any problems. Would love to see thier feedback. Jennpf
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