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Pineapple is said to be originate from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay

In South America. Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe after an expedition to South America. Because the fruit was rare in the United States, pineapple was served only on special occasions, so it became a symbol of hospitality. Nowadays people can get the fruit in almost every grocery store.

Pineapples are healthy, low in calories and are considered to help in a range of many conditions, for example asthma and diabetes. It´s also known that the fruit is rich of vitamins but one cup of pineapple contains 131 percent of daily vitamin C needs.

One can find many fresh pineapple recipes including desserts, smoothies and dinners with a fruity, pineapple additions but here is only one example of a recipe that includes pineapple, a pineapple cake.

Pineapple cake recipe

Photo: Pineapple cake

 

Preperation time: 30 min

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can (20 ounch) crushed pinapple with juice
  • 1 package (8 ounch) cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners´sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Mix together the flour, sugar and baking soda. Next add eggs, vanilla and pineapple with its liquid from the can to the mixture and blend it well. Bake for 45 min or until a stick that is put in the center of the cake comes out clean.

To make the frosting combine in a bowl cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla and beat until its creamy. Spread the frosting on warm cake.

 

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