Pineapple & Coconut Tray Bake with Cream Cheese Icing
This tropical traybake is so delicious you may want to eat it for breakfast. We make it with fresh juicy pineapple and top it off with an addictive cream cheese icing!
For the cake batter:
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced (we love Dole)
2 cup shredded Coconut (we love Alison’s Pantry)
2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (we love Anchor)
200g butter, cubed and softened (we love Anchor)
4 eggs (we love Woodland)
2 cup golden sugar (we love Chantal Organics)
3 cup flour (we love Chantal Organics)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (we love Chantal Organics)
For the Pineapple Caramel:
8 thickly sliced rounds of pineapple, core removed (we love Dole)
100g golden sugar
For the cream cheese icing:
250g cream cheese (we love Anchor)
½ cup butter, cubed and softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Method for the Pineapple Caramel:
Grease and line a deep tray bake tin
In non stick fry pan over a medium-high heat, melt the sugar gently wait until it turns to a lovely golden caramel colour - being careful not to stir (or burn yourself!). Instantly drizzle caramel on the bottom of the tray evenly.
Place pineapple slices beautifully on top of the caramel
Method for the Cake Batter:
Preheat oven to 170C.
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and yogurt and beat again.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir to combine.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the eggs, mixing to combine.
Fold in the diced pineapple and coconut.
Pour into the tray bake tin on top of caramel pineapples.
Bake for 60-70 minutes, checking on the traybake after 40 minutes. It is cooked when you prick with a skewer or toothpick and it comes out clean.
Turn out on a rack as soon as it comes out of the oven very carefully and let it cool completely
Method for the cream cheese icing:
Beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Slowly add the icing sugar, beating well. Stir in the vanilla.
Smooth over the cooled traybake with a spatula and serve on the side as a spread. Option to sprinkle with toasted coconut if that tickles your fancy!