Truffled Pineapple Cake

Truffled Pineapple Cake is an elegant and luscious dessert that combines the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the rich decadence of truffle. This cake is perfect for special occasions and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavor and beautiful presentation.


  • 2 1/2 cups (310g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) pineapple juice
  • 1 cup (240g) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (90g) white chocolate chips

Optional Addition:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) rum for soaking the cake layers


  1. Prepare the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  1. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the pineapple juice and sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in the crushed pineapple and white chocolate chips.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Optional Rum Soak:
  • If desired, brush the cooled cake layers with rum to add extra moisture and flavor.
  1. Assemble and Frost:
  • Once the cakes are completely cool, you can frost them with your favorite frosting. Cream cheese frosting or a light whipped cream works wonderfully.

Tips for Success:

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for a smoother batter.
  • Drain the crushed pineapple thoroughly to avoid excess moisture in the cake.
  • For an extra flavor boost, toast the white chocolate chips before adding them to the batter.

Nutritional Estimate:
(Per Serving, based on 12 servings)

  • Calories: 450
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Sugars: 38g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Protein: 5g

Truffled Pineapple Cake is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed with various frostings and fillings. For an added touch of luxury, consider drizzling the cake with a pineapple glaze or topping with fresh pineapple slices. Serve this cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful tropical treat.

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