My nephew wanted a cake for his dad's 50th birthday. They wanted a pineapple cake with a golf theme. For the cake I altered another recipe I have used before and I found a yummy pineapple filling from
Mari's Cakes. It's so good!! Thank you Mari!!
The cake is a half sheet cake with two layers and Mari's pineapple filling. The Golf Ball itself is a Vanilla Pound Cake from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, topped with Billy's Vanillie buttercream frosting, and wrapped in fondant.
Pineapple Cake Recipe
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 oz can of crushed pineapple (drained)
Center a rack in the over and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Flour and grease a 9x13" pan.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
Working with a stand mixer, and a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes, until the mixture is smooth, thick and pale. Add eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each addition. Mix until you have a light fluffy batter. Reduce the mixer to low and beat in apple sauce. This might curdle the batter, and that's ok. Add the pineapple and mix on low to blend completely. Add dry ingredients, mixing only until they disappear into the batter.
Pour into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Enjoy this fun tropical summery flavor! Sweet goodness!