Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting 

Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. So moist and delicious with my FAVORITE frosting ever.

This is the new beer-to-watch of 2016.

Pineapples have been slowly sneaking their spiked heads into brew kettles for the past few years, closing the lead on grapefruit’s fruit-of-the-moment status. IPA’s are often the drug of choice for the pineapple craze, but the tentacles of this trend are extending their reach into all corners of the beer world.

The sweet acidity of this gorgeous tropical fruit blend so well with citrusy hops and is balanced so beautifully with malt that the pairing feels effortless. Scour your bottle shops and report back. Possibly a beer Randalled  through a cored pineapple? Let’s give that a try. For now, here are a few to seek out.

Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. So moist and delicious with my FAVORITE frosting ever.

Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

    Pineapple Cake:
  • 1 cup (226g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar, plus ½ (100g) cup, divided
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8wt oz) IPA beer
  • 1 ½ cup (0.75 lbs) finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3 ½ cups (360g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (6g) salt
  • Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 ½ cup (339g) heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups (155g) plus ½ cup (55g) powdered sugar, divided
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, room temperature
  • 16 wt oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and 1 cup sugar. Beat on high speed until well creamed.
  3. While the mixer is running on medium speed add the yolks (reserve the whites in a clean bowl) one at a time. Stop the mixer several times to scrape the bottom to insure the butter is well incorporated.
  4. Stir in the vanilla, beer and pineapple.
  5. Stop the mixer, sprinkle with flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until just incorporated.
  6. With a hand mixer beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly add the remaining ½ cup sugar, beating until peaks return. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  7. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans. Divide the batter evenly between the three pans.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes or until the top of the cakes are golden brown and spring back when lightly touched.
  9. Allow to cool before removing cake from pans.
  10. Add the heavy cream and ½ cup powdered sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer, beat on high until soft peaks form. Remove from mixer, set aside (no need to clean mixer bowl between jobs).
  11. Add the butter and cream cheese to the mixer, beat on high until well combined, light and fluffy. Add the remaining 1 ½ cups powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beat on high until well combined. Gently fold in the whipped cream.
  12. Ice the cake with a layer of frosting and sliced strawberries between each layer of cake.
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Inspired by: She Wears Many Hats, Pineapple Cake 

Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. So moist and delicious with my FAVORITE frosting ever.

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Pineapple Pale Ale Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. You always come up with the most wonderful recipes! Your creativity is inspiring <3 I adore this cake so much. It is stunning and looks delicious!

  2. Yes, this looks great. I’m not much of a dessert person but is something I’d love to try. Kudos for highlighting craft beer in so many ways. We’ve recently been making our own beer at home and I enjoy cooking it into a number of recipes.

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