Very Disappointed With Dh Pineapple Cake Mix.

Baking By Gingoodies Updated 19 Aug 2010 , 12:03am by Gingoodies

Gingoodies Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 6:58pm
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I was making several different kinds of cupcakes for a party, that was held last nite.

I wanted to make a "Pina Colada" flavored cupcake. So I thought, pineapple/rum flavored cake with a coconut frosting. thumbs_up.gif

I used DH pineapple cake mix, substituted pineapple juice for the water and added a little rum flavoring. The cake had almost NO pineapple flavor whatsoever! icon_cry.gificon_confused.gif

My sister and I were trying to think of what to do to remedy this. Must I resort to actually adding pineapple to the mix. Maybe Lorann flavoring?

Any suggestions out there?

I did also make a Margarita flavored cupcake that was outstanding though!

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cakeythings1961 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 7:18pm
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I'm sorry about your pineapple cake,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,can't imagine what could have happened.
But could you please tell me how you made your Margarita cake? Thanks!

Gingoodies Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 3:33pm
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Cakeythings, here is the recipe I used for the Margarita cupcakes

1 box white cake mix (I use Pillsbury)
1 box lemon instant pudding (4 serving size)
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup margarita mix (I used Jose Quervo traditional lime flavor)
1/2 cup tequila (I used Jose Quervo gold)
2 Tablespoons Triple Sec liquor
1 Teaspoon Lime extract
2 Tablespoons lime zest

For the frosting I started with a regular american buttercream. I added about 2-3 Tablespoons of the liquid margarita mix and about 1 teaspoon of the lime extract. I also colored it a light green and sprinkled some coarse sugar over the top (to mimic the salt).

They were really quite good. Not too sweet and just enough lime flavor.

cakeythings1961 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 3:45pm
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Thank you so much!!

2SchnauzerLady Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 3:48pm
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I would try using Lorann pineapple and then add some pineapple in the filling. I would also say pineapple yogurt, but that's a very mild taste.

cai0311 Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 8:19pm
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For my pineapple cake I use (this is a extended box recipe):
1 box yellow cake mix (I use Pillsbury)
1 box pineapple jello mix (make sure not to get sugar free)
1.5 cups flour
1.5 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup oil
1 cup pineapple juice (I use the juice I drained from a can of crushed pineapple) If here isn't enough juice for an entire cup top it off with milk
1 can crushed pineapple (medium size can)

I think my pineapple cake is very "pineappley".

Gingoodies Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 12:17am
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cai0311, thank you for sharing your recipe. Do you know how many ounces your "medium sized" can of crushed pineapple is? Also, have you used this recipe for cupcakes?

cai0311 Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 8:12pm
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I am not sure how many ounces is in the can of pineapple. The can is the same size as a can of soup if that helps.

I have also made cupcakes with this recipe several times - never had any problems.

Gingoodies Posted 19 Aug 2010 , 12:03am
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Thanks again cai0311, I will give it a try.

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