Pineapple Bundt Poke Cake
This Pineapple Bundt Poke Cake recipe is a luscious bite of pineapple goodness that is loaded with vanilla bean custard. You can bite into little chunks of crushed pineapple in the cake which adds to the dense texture of this cake even more. This recipe uses a readymade yellow cake mix to keep things simple but if you have a personal favorite cake recipe of your own then go ahead and use it. You can also choose a white cake mix or even chocolate cake mix for a change of flavors. A healthier option in the place of a regular cake mix cake would be to substitute it either with store-bought gluten-free cake mix or sugar-free angel food cake. Since this recipe is a poke cake, the cake gets moister as it sits and tastes even better after a day or two. Make sure you make this cake in advance, so everyone gets to enjoy the flavors. Bundt cake takes its roots way back in the 1900s in Europe. In northern Germany, Bundt cakes were traditionally called as Bundkuchen. Bund for community and Kuchen for cake, a name formed by joining the two words.
Poke cakes are by far one of the most fun desserts because along with the moist cake what you get is a juicy filling that is added to the cake. Poke cake recipes are also extremely versatile so that you can change the flavors or ingredients to suit your palate. For example, you can make a filling by combining both white chocolate and dark chocolate, or you could add other types of fillings like as pudding, caramel, mousse, custard, sweetened condensed milk, Jello, etc. There are no rules for making a poke cake recipe which is why they have now become so popular among dessert recipes. Just remember that when you poke holes in the cake ensure to reach the skewer all the way to the base of the cake and try to make as many holes as you possibly can. For this recipe, what you want is to be able to have the vanilla pudding to be more liquid in consistency so that when you pour it, the liquid will seep well into the holes. If you have a tough time getting the pudding into the holes, try using a small-sized Turkey baster or a spatula to press the pudding into the holes.
An important baking tip to make that perfect shaped Bundt Cake is thorough greasing and dusting of the flour in the cake pan. After pouring the cake batter into the pan, thump it a few times to let the air pockets escape and allow the batter into all the corners of the pan. Always let the cake stand for 10 minutes when you remove the cake from the oven. Tip the cake on a cooling rack and let it cool completely. Pineapple is such an excellent fruit to add to dessert recipes because it's wonderfully sweet and succulent with natural sugars and full of tropical flavor. The nutritional value of pineapple comes from the enzymes present in it. It has been proven that these enzymes in pineapples are anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and aid the digestive system. Other important pineapple health benefits are vitamin C and A.
Thank you to Nettie at the Moore Or Less Cooking recipe blog for sharing this exquisite Pineapple Bundt Poke Cake recipe with us. Do visit Nettie’s blog for more amazing cake recipes. This Pineapple Poke Cake recipe is so tempting if you love tropical flavours in a dessert. Enjoy a slice with friends and family today!
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