Friday, March 22, 2013

Zucchini Pineapple Cake

Around my house at the least once a week my family starts looking for something home baked. Pie, cake, or cookies it really doesn't matter just a little sweet treat. They will eat on it all week but if I don't bake something they tend to stray to the chip aisle of the local convenience store !! They don't eat much at the time but they are really spoiled to those baked goods. 

One of my most read canning recipes was the post I did on canning zucchini that tastes like pineapple. For those years that you have zucchini coming out of your ears this is a great way to use it. O Wise one eats it over cottage cheese and I like to bake with it. I have found that you can use it in any recipe that calls for canned pineapple.   

I have a simple cake that I like to make with my pints of pineapple zucchini. It only has 4 ingredients. 1 box yellow or butter cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 pint of pineapple zucchini and 1/2 cup oil or melted butter. First preheat your oven to 350 and generously butter a 13 X 9 X 2 baking dish.  

Beat the 3 eggs

Then I sift in my cake mix. Then add the entire pint of zucchini pineapple with juice. (I reserve about 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice for the icing) Then add the oil or butter. Stir well after each addition. Pour into your buttered dish and bake in that 350 degree preheated oven until it tests done. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. 

For the icing I softened 1 stick of butter and put it in my mixer then added powdered sugar and the reserved pineapple juice alternately until it was the consistency of icing and spreadable. You could also use pineapple flavoring. Then I sprinkle a hand full of coconut over the top. 

What more could you ask for? A moist simple cake with few ingredients. Made with zucchini canned from my garden and eggs from the hen house. You can even substitute the cake mix  for a homemade cake mix. I have sprinkle nuts over the top also. It is also great with toasted almonds.   

The perfect cake to sit down and enjoy with a cup of coffee with the neighbor, a quick pot luck dessert and great afternoon snack for a hungry teenager with a cold glass of milk.  

And even better another recipe to use what we grow here on the farm and can and eliminating buying canned pineapple. Now if I could just figure out how to grow coconuts this far north I would be set. 

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. I should never read your blog at 4AM when I'm up and hungry. OMG, the cake looks so divine, now I'm going to have to search my kitchen to make something sweet.

  2. after thinking ahead this year of no fruit but pears here on the farm we started planting fruit trees, I do have 3 pineapple trees growing but they take 2-3 years so this will work fabulous for us we love pineapples. ty so much , I love it when you teach how to use what you grow:) you can only eat so many green beans!! Lol.have a blessed day.

  3. I am going to plant more zucchini just so I have enough to make this. Your cake looks so delicious!

  4. Yum... gonna have to try both making the zuch pineapple and the cake.. looks & sounds delish!

  5. Hi there! The cake looks delicious. I will definitely try turning my zucchini into pineapple. Love it.

  6. Ha! It's like you were reading my mind. I canned zucchini "pineapple" last summer and as I was replacing some empty canning jars in my canning pantry I saw several jars of zucchini "pineapple" wondering... what on earth can I do with all of this stuff? And now I know the rest...of...the...story!

    Thanks! I will be making this recipe tomorrow!

    Since we're expecting another 7 inches of snow by Sunday (here in mid Missouri), ... I have a sewing project and now I have a snack!

    Stay warm!

  7. Made your pineapple cake last night. Yummy! So fun using zucchini canned pineapple. I,ve used zucchini for apple pies and it is amazing also.


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