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Easy, Dewy Pineapple Cake

Pineapple CakeWe have a chocolate cake recipe that we use all the time and is as easy as it is fool-proof. It absolutely reminds me of the one my mother used to make when I was young (before she passed away). I really liked pastries, cakes & baked goods in general when I was young, got away from them for almost 30 years but have come to really enjoy them again. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe in part it’s the simple pleasure I get from making something that makes other people happy. Maybe it’s because I have allowed my “inner child” to have her way with home baked goods again. I make what I – and the family – likes. That in itself, makes a difference.

At any rate, as much as I love that recipe, I wanted to do something different. So, I took the chocolate cake recipe and changed a few things. The chance I took, paid off. It’s a wonderfully dewy, almost sticky, cake that’s full of flavour with a texture and essence similar to toasted marshmallows and pineapple. With maraschino cherries. If you’re still interested, give it a try.

**UPDATE** We also tried a berry version of this and it turned out fantastically! Simply pour some of the batter in to cover the bottom of the pan, place 4 cups of frozen (or 3 cups fresh) berries on this then pour the rest of the batter over it.