This is the easiest, fail proof recipe you can make and it is perfect in the summer for cook outs. I love it plain, no icing, but I’ve also had it with cream cheese frosting or drizzled with glaze. The pineapple is such a compliment to the angel food cake.


  • 1 box Angel Food cake mix (I like DH brand)
  • 1 large (20 oz) can of crushed pineapple (in heavy syrup, do not drain)


  1. 1. Prep: REMOVE top oven rack; move remaining rack to lowest position. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. DO NOT GREASE THE PAN.
    2. Pour cake mix into a bowl and add the entire can of crushed pineapple. Mix at low speed until moistened (30 seconds) and mix at medium speed for one minute. Do not overmix.
    3. BAKE for 38 to 48 minutes.

That’s it! It’s so simple but it’s a gorgeous cake, moist and delicious.


Sweetness4713 Says... 2010-07-09 18:54:30

What size pan did you use for this?? this looks really yummy... and fat free.. :D

Sweetness4713 Says... 2010-07-09 18:55:14

I gather DH is duncan hines as well???

yums Says... 2010-07-10 05:53:49

My family hasd been making this for years, always a hit. I have used any kind of angel food that is on sale and I use fruit with 100% fruit juice.

ChunkkeeMunkkee Says... 2010-07-12 03:28:51

Thanks a bunch Yums for that bit of info.... I have a diabetic in the house who can tolerate some sugars but not too much. The natural juice version is definitely my way to go. Hollandy thanks for sharing!

KristasKakes78 Says... 2010-07-12 14:56:17

So no water added? Just the juice from the can?

pam1912 Says... 2010-07-12 16:14:11

no eggs?

ChRiStY_71 Says... 2010-07-12 19:40:21

Love this inthe summer time! I make mine as cupcakes...excellent snack if you are on Weight Watchers...very low points!

icer101 Says... 2010-07-13 13:44:16

i just made this cake. IT IS WONDERFUL!! thank you Hollandy for this quick and easy and delicious cake recipe.

SharonK1973 Says... 2010-07-15 21:09:01

I just made this cake! It was the first time I had ever made angel food cake, and the first time I ever ate it too, and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!

Yorkiemum Says... 2010-07-17 18:14:37

I just made this cake for the first time and mine is on the counter. I cooked it for 48 minutes and my oven temp is correct. I have had this happen too often lately and so has my mom. Tastes good though.

s0ngbird Says... 2010-07-17 19:04:41

I made this cake for a dinner at church tonight. Bad news: mine fell a bit and wasn't very pretty. GREAT news: I sliced it and layered it in a trifle bowl with cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans, then topped it with whipped cream. I heard it was awesome; I don't know because my husband and I never got any. It was gone before we could get to it!!! (Okay I had one bite that my brother shared-he wanted to lick the bowl.) Will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing!

Hollandy Says... 2010-07-19 07:48:11

-sweetness - you use an angel food cake pan and yes, Dh is Dunca Hines but I've used a variety of brands.

-You can use either the fruit juice pineapple or the one in heavy syrup and I've not tried it but I guess probably with any fruit too.

-Krista - no extra water, only the juice from the fruit -Pam - no eggs (I know, it can't be this easy!)

Yorkie and Songbird - sorry you didn't have better luck! I've never had a problem with this recipe at all so I'm not sure what happened for you!

s0ngbird Says... 2010-07-19 14:54:22

Not complaining! It still tasted great. And I think I know what I did wrong. (Helps to read the package instructions.) Baked another one yesterday. I skipped the part about cooling it upside down for an hour and a half on a heat-proof glass bottle. Think that might be why it fell! was still delish!

Yorkiemum Says... 2010-07-19 17:43:08

I was shocked that my cake fell. My sister in law had been a baker for years. She baked two. The both fell out on the counter. We are not having fun. I am still eating mine out of a bowl. Too good to throw away.

Hollandy Says... 2010-07-20 01:25:35

Songbird - Yeah cooling it upside down is an important factor! I know it's on the package directions but I should have added it here. I don't know if I'm able to edit it. I'll send cc an email to ask.

I've never had one fall out of the pan though Yorkie! You must be really greasing it up good. No cakes sticking to your pans! LOL

Bev57 Says... 2010-07-22 08:11:57

I was told at my weight watchers meeting to use the one-step angel food cake mix only. That one always worked very well. That is the mix where you add only water. Instead of the water you add only the can of crushed pineapple. Bev57

Yorkiemum Says... 2010-07-22 14:45:38

I have no idea what is going on with our attempts at the Angel food cakes lately. I think the composition of the box mix may have changed but then we have tried all of them. My mom has baked those cakes all of my life with no problem and my sister in law does am amazing number of cakes including the Angel food. We have all been shocked in the last year to have the bulk of them drop out of the pan. At times we have over baked almost to the burn stage. The only one I have had do the right thing was from scratch. Have you tried it with the pineapple?

tesso Says... 2010-07-22 19:33:10

sounds great and cant wait to try it!! on a seperate note.. Save a Lot, if you have one in your area, still sells the two seperate package angel food mixes. I have never had it fail or fall on me. I dont like the one package mix, they just dont do well for me.

mmmmmmmmcake1954 Says... 2010-08-02 02:02:17

I would love to try this cake, it sounds delicious but I am not sure if we can buy Angel food cake mix in the UK, do you have a recipe that the pineapple can be incorporated with?

tokazodo Says... 2010-08-03 18:00:16

My dear husband made this cake for me for my birthday. My usual request for 'MY' personal birthday cake is a pineapple upside down cake. This Pineapple Angel food Cake reminded me a lot of an upside down cake. I would have loved to stirred in some cherries! I think next time, we will use the pineapple with natural juices. It was a delicious, moist, soft cake. It was great as a dessert, but I just could not see decorating with butter cream. IT would be too soft.

Hollandy Says... 2010-08-27 02:40:30

Sorry but I don't have a scratch recipe that uses pineapple.

Tokazodo - when I do ice it with cream cheese bc, it's not over the entire cake, just a bit on the top circle and a bit down the side to look pretty but not weight it down. I agree, it's much too light of a cake to weigh down with buttercream. Mostly, I drizzle glaze over it or just eat it plain!

SweetPeaCupcakes Says... 2011-03-13 00:55:42

Angel food cake has always been one of my favorite desserts. I usually serve it plain with some lightly sweetened whip cream and fresh strawberries, The pineapple sounded wonderful and I was excited to try this. I made the cake and topped it with a glaze I made mixing a small can of crushed pineapple with powder sugar..drizzled this over the cake and then sprinkled on some lightly toasted coconut. It was a hit! Thanks so much for sharing such a quick, but fabulous, cake recipe.

Chloezee Says... 2015-05-18 18:21:58

Hi there, will it work with a plain scratch angel cake (no cake mix)?

Thanks a lot

RareTulip Says... 2015-05-20 23:09:50

Funny, I don't think I have ever made an angel cake before. I have your recipe in the oven right now in a Bundt pan. I'm not sure about hanging the pan upside down over a glass bottle. I imagine it means  taking it out of the oven as is, not tipping it over as if I was going to into the pan. Ha ha    At the very least, I will have a delicious cake of some kind.   Lol

Cheechtastic Says... 2015-05-22 13:19:32

Had to try this simple, but tasty sounding recipe. I used canned pineapples in their juice. It added a citric flavor to the cake that did not appeal to me and it was not as light as traditional angel food cake. However, I think it would be interesting with pineapple flavored whip cream or cream cheese-powdered sugar- cool whip topping and some fruit. Thanks for the recipe!!

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