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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
pineapple & walnut cake
saya dok bertagak seharian nak buat ke tak kek utk birthday cik abe
since budak2 tanya.. since adik2 ipar & ibu mertua ada dirumah
since ciskek dah habis licin.. since masak lasagne ja pun for dinner
225g / 8oz drained canned crushed pineapple – save the juice for the icing
55g / 2oz walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons warm water
Optional glace icing: <-- i dint do this. i just use red velvet cheesecake topping
200g/ 7oz icing sugar
3 tablespoons pineapple juice, from the can of pineapple
To decorate: walnut halves
Preheat the oven to 180˚C/ fan oven 160˚C/350˚F/Gas mark 4.
Line a 20cm round springform tin with baking paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.This will take several minutes so don’t skimp and move on too quickly.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating as you go.If the mixture looks like it might curdle add a little of the flour.(If you spent long enough whipping up the butter and sugar, the mix shouldn’t curdle).
Fold in the flour.
Stir in the pineapple, walnuts and warm water.
Spoon into the prepared cake tin and level the surface.
Bake for approximately 1 hour – 1 hour 15minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out cleanly.
Place the cake, still in its tin, on a wire rack and leave to cool.
Remove the cake from the tin when it is cool enough to safely handle, and then leave the cake on the wire rack until cool.
The cake will store for several days in an airtight container.
If you wish to make the glace icing simply combine the icing sugar and pineapple juice in a bowl and whisk until you have a thick white icing. <-- i poke the cake with lidi & pour the syrup all over the cake then i frosted with the cream cheese topping.
Pour onto the cake, it will run down the sides a little but not too much.
Place walnut halves on top for decoration
Bask in the glory of the wonderful thing you have created.
nampak mcm kering sbb baru keluar peti.
the cake is not manis at all!!! sesekali tergigit nenas tu baru rasa manis.
saya makan lepas keluar dr peti es so.. rasa kek tu macam kering skett..
tapi penambahan cream cheese as topping really adds a wonderful flavor!
adik ipar kata kalau ada layer cream cheese tengah2 mesti lg best!