Pineapple-Coconut Mickey Mouse Cake
I sent darling hubby to the store for a nice ripe pineapple, preferably already cored and peeled. He returned with a $7.00 ( yes, $7.00! ) box of pineapple slices. I tasted them and ...yuck, not sweet. I smiled and thanked him for bringing me what I asked for and then I decided to puree it into small chunks, add sugar, and make a compote.
The plan had been to make Pineapple Dole Whip in my ice cream maker. Now it would become something else. This mixture once cooked down make one and a half pint of cooked pineapple.
My friend Madelaine Harris once told me of her quick applesauce cake. I made notes and decided to try to make pineapple cake instead. I do not have any pre-packaged cake mixes so I looked one up, and use the recipe to make this cake. In essence, this is three recipes in one. Apple cake, a pre-made dry cake mix, and a pineapple cake. Enjoy.
Applesauce cake - Madeline Harris:
The kids love it warm with cinnamon and a tad brown sugar. I make it with no sweeteners. For a quickie cake use 1 cake mix, 1-pint apple sauce and 2-3 eggs ( depends on how the chickens feel) mix until everything is moist. You can bake at this point but I always add nuts, chopped fruit, carrots, whatever. 350 degrees and about 30-35 minutes. Works same with 4-5 bananas, no liquid or oil is added.
Apple sauce mixed with crushed pineapple add a bit of flour or a thickener, sweetener if you wish and a bit of cinnamon and you have a great filling for a slab/sheet pie.
One Cake Mix recipe: Dry Ingredients