Best Eggless Pineapple Gâteau Recipe

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Eggless Pineapple Gâteau is a layered pastry-style cake. It is fresh and delicious hitting the right notes. Keeping the assembly simple with pineapples, and whipped cream.

I was planning to bake an Eggless Chocolate Swirled Cake for my birthday but the 6-cup Bundt Pan was not gifted to me as expected, rather a Silicone Flower Mold by Tupperware arrived as my birthday gift from my mom. Thank you, Mom! When I couldn’t visualize a chocolate-swirled cake in flower mold, I had to go into thought-overdrive of re-working the recipe. Click, click,…….. & I decided to totally scrap the swirled cake idea & go girly :)

The autumn has just started & the color palette should be dark, mute & wintry, but Color is Back for this season! Yellow is coming across as a Core & Fashion Color for AW 12. So why should my cake be all dark chocolate, read brown! Enter – Eggless Pineapple Flower Cake with hints of yellow. :)

Best eggless pineapple gateau on a white plate, topped with fresh pineapple slices and whipped cream
Eggless Pineapple Gâteau

I started planning to make the Basic Eggless Sponge Cake recipe from Simple Home Baking by Sanjeev Kapoor, but just before baking realized that it didn’t suit me really well. I made a lot of changes to get my flower cake. The cake is simple & can be put together in a jiffy. It uses condensed milk in place of eggs. I deviated from the original recipe by skipping sugar in the recipe as condensed milk in itself is very sweet. I also replaced butter with olive oil, for replacing I didn’t do it in a 1:1 ratio but replaced it in a 1: 3/4 ratio. I also reduced the milk to 1/4 cup. Since I changed both the butter & sugar components of the cake, the creaming process also changed. I’m not even sure if the recipe is eligible to be called adapted from ‘XYZ’.

I baked the cake in the afternoon when Ved was at school & assembled it late at night when my world sleeps. I refrigerated the cake for 1/2 hour prior to assembly to make slicing easier & firmer. Again my cake was sitting in a cake dome absorbing flavors for 24 hours before being cut. I guess having young kids may not allow me to bake fresh, click & eat for some time to come!

A whole eggless pineapple gateau with layers of pineapple filling and whipped cream
Best Pineapple Gâteau

The danger zone point was not baking but assembling. Since I obviously am not a pro (my past experiences of Eggless Rainbow Cake, Eggless Chocolate Truffle Cake, Eggless Blackforest Cake, etc., can reflect) & this was not even a simple round cake to work on but a flower shape! Oh Mom, how could you do this to me.. why did you gift me a flower pan? boohoo… hoo! My heart was galloping away before the assembly. I used whipped cream by Rich’s this time as we do not get good whipping cream in India. I kept the assembling very simple, just some chopped pineapple pieces tossed in whipped cream for filling & frosted with whipping cream on top. I chose to pipe some designs on random to hide my frosting flaws. :) Smart Alec!

Close-up of an eggless pineapple gateau, showcasing the moist and fluffy texture of the cake
Moist and Fluffy Pineapple Gâteau

The cake rose well, however, I made the estimate incorrect & my pan could accommodate at least 2 cups of flour batter. So the cake was not very high. But rather a cute small flower :) The assembling was much easier & successful than my earlier attempts. I didn’t know how to give a smooth finish to the top, some bloggers spoke about using a knife dipped in hot water, and some about dipping in cold water. I wasn’t sure so I let the imperfections be there. The engineer, read hubby, contributed by designing a nut-bolt-inspired center. :D

The cake was perfect in sweetness, it was soft, tender & moist. The pineapple brought in the right amount of tangy taste to it. Lovely & simple cake to bring in another year! A gift to myself!

What is the difference between Pineapple cake and Pineapple Gâteau


Pineapple cake and pineapple gâteau are both delightful desserts that feature pineapple as a key ingredient, but they differ in several aspects including their preparation, presentation, and overall style. Some hey differentiators are:

Ingredients: While both may use similar basic ingredients, a gâteau often includes additional elements like whipped cream, custard, or pastry cream. A pineapple cake can be a tea cake as well with pineapple essence or chunks added to the batter before baking.

Texture: Pineapple cake is denser and more homely, while a gâteau is lighter, airier, and creamier. A gâteau gives melt-in-the-mouth feeling.

Preparation: Pineapple cake is simpler to make, whereas a gâteau involves more layers and assembly. The gâteau layers are frosted and soaked in pineapple infused or sugar syrup.

Presentation: Pineapple cake has a straightforward appearance, while a gâteau is more elaborate and elegant. Pineapple cake can be baked and served immediately after demolding and hence less time consuming.

Occasions: Pineapple cake is suitable for casual occasions, whereas pineapple gâteau is ideal for special and formal occasions.

In essence, a pineapple cake is a simpler, denser dessert with a homely appeal, whereas a pineapple gâteau is a more sophisticated and layered creation, often associated with celebrations and special events.

How many layers does a pineapple gâteau have?

The number of layers in a pineapple gâteau can vary depending on the recipe and the desired complexity of the dessert. However, a typical pineapple gâteau usually has 2-3 layers of sponge cake with corresponding layers of filling, but the number of layers can be adjusted based on personal preference and the specific recipe.

How to make the best Pineapple Gâteau at home?

Pineapple Gâteau

Eggless Pineapple Gâteau is a layered pastry style cake. It is fresh and delicious hitting the right notes. Keeping the assembly simple with pineapples, and whipped cream.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Baking, Dessert, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, cupcake, eggless
Servings: 9 inch layered cake

Ingredients

for the cake sponge

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 gram condensed milk
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

to assemble the cake

  • 6-7 canned pineapple slices
  • ½ cup pineapple syrup (use the syrup which came with canned pineapple)
  • 2 cup whipped cream
  • 3-4 drops color optional

Instructions

for the cake sponge

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C. Grease & dust the 8 inch round pan or flower mould.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda & baking powder 2-3 times.
  • In a bowl, lightly beat condensed milk. Now add oil slowly and beat well. Add in the milk & vanilla essence.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Mix well for another 3-4 minutes till the batter is smooth & light.
  • Pour the batter in prepared pan & bake for 25-30 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in pan for 10 mins & then gently turn over on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.

assembling the cake

  • Transfer the cake on to a platter. Then using a long serrated knife, slice it into 2 layers.
  • Reserve 2 slices of pineapple for decoration on top & chop the rest into small pieces.
  • Place the chopped pineapple pieces in a bowl & add about 1/2 cup cream. Mix well.On the cake platter place a small dab of icing in the center.
  • Now place the first layer on it. Make some holes into the bottom layer using a fork. Soak it in pineapple syrup. Then spread pineapple & whipped cream mixture over it. Place the top layer & soak it. Do a light crumb coat on the cake. Allow it to set in refrigerator for 30 mins. Spread thick layer of cream on top & sides of the cake. Use palette knife dipped in hot water to smooth out any wrinkles in cream.Decorate with reserved pineapple slices & pipe out any design if you wish.
  • Refrigerate the cake till serving time. Serve chilled.

Notes

Add milk by 1 tbsp at a time if extra required.

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  1. nice recipe and it is eggless- good one !

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