This 2-Ingredient Angel Food Cake with Pineapple Is Perfect for Summer

Light and fluffy, this delicious angel food cake with pineapple comes together super fast using simple pantry staples.

Once summertime rolls around, baking adventures should come with a healthy dose of seasonal produce and tropical flair. But sometimes it's too hot to spend all day in the kitchen. Enter this 2-ingredient pineapple cake. If you love anything with pineapple flavor, this simple recipe combining angel food cake mix with canned crushed pineapple is an automatic winner. There's hardly any hands-on time involved, and the resulting lighter-than-air dessert is the perfect way to end a summer meal. Read on to learn how to make this delightful recipe at home.

How to Make Angel Food Cake with Pineapple

square piece of cake with dollop of whipped cream and pineapple tidbit
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As noted, you only need two ingredients: one box of angel food cake mix and a 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple. There are optional toppings, too, but we'll get to that later. Here's how to make the 2-ingredient cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add cake mix and pineapple (undrained) to a large bowl and mix until well combined. There might be a bit of foam here at first, but that's normal. You can do this by hand or with a hand mixer.
  3. Pour mixture into pan and bake about 30 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Cool completely on the wire rack and enjoy as-is, with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream. Use some frozen whipped topping to make things even easier.

Note: Traditional angel food cakes don't require greasing the pan to get the height. We found lightly greasing the pan to work just fine, but if you see the cake pulling away from the sides or deflating too much after baking, you might want to keep the pan ungreased next time.

If you love angel food cake, you're definitely going to love this angel food cake with pineapple. The fluffy, cloud-like texture paired with sweet pineapple is truly remarkable. If you want to get even more tropical, add toasted coconut to the top or—as some commenters on our sister site Allrecipes suggest—add coconut flakes to the batter. You can also serve it with extra fruit, such as more pineapple, mangoes, or even berries.

Once you make this 2-ingredient pineapple cake, you probably won't need the instructions anymore. Stock up on angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple, so you'll have the makings for a delicious dessert for summer (or any time of the year) ready to go. And if you're in the mood for a fall treat, try this easy 2-ingredient pumpkin cake.

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