Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening

  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened

  3. 1-3/4 cups sugar

  4. 2 eggs

  5. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  6. 3 cups cake flour

  7. 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  8. 1 teaspoon salt

  9. 1-1/4 cups 2% milk

  10. FILLING:

  11. 2 cans (8 ounces each ) crushed pineapple

  12. 2 tablespoons sugar

  13. 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  14. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  15. 1 cup 2% milk

  16. 4 egg yolks, beaten

  17. 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  19. 1-1/2 cups sugar

  20. 2 egg whites

  21. 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  22. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  23. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  24. Edible orchids and pansies and fresh mint leaves, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Pineapple Torte Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice for frosting; set pineapple aside. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

  4. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in pineapple and lemon peel. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

  5. For frosting, in another large saucepan, combine the sugar, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar and reserved pineapple juice. With a portable mixer, beat on low speed over low heat for 1 minute. Continue beating on low over low heat until frosting reaches 160°, about 8-10 minutes.

  6. Pour into a large bowl; add vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Spread filling between cake layers. Spread frosting over the top. Garnish with flowers and mint if desired. Yield: 12 servings.


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