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Pineapple Pound Cake for #BundtBakers

Pineapple Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

Some things come together so nicely. You see a challenge and wonder how you will ever meet it. Then time keeps ticking along and suddenly the pieces fall into place. One opportunity sparks the chain which ends up being the resolve of the issue. Such happened with this month’s Bundt Bakers Tropical theme. I was stumped on what to make. Then the small pieces arrived and soon these little Pineapple Bundt Cakes were in the oven.

Tropical really was a challenge for me. Why? Well, I don’t care for mangoes, papayas, and some of the other tropical fruits. I keep trying them to see if my taste has changed and alas it has not. Last year for the same theme I baked a Pina Colada cake and enjoyed it to the very last crumb. I’ve already done a coconut cake. Then a box of baby pineapples arrived and inspired both Creamy Pineapple Tartlets and these little cakes.

Pineapple Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

One fun aspect was baking with my small bundt pans. They are larger than mini bundts and about a quarter of the size of a regular bundt pan. I got them on Amazon and the star-shaped one is no longer available. There are four available: Flora (which makes the cake in my photo), Noblesse, Classic, and Saphir. Anyway, I’m not trying to sell pans it’s only that I got a lot of comments on previous posts about the pans and how to get them. (Although I have to note those pan links are affiliate ones).

Pineapple Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

How is the Pineapple Pound Cake? It is moist with a medium crumb (not as dense as some pound cakes). The pineapple flavor starts as a hint then comes through more as you are enjoying a slice. A touch of cardamom gives a background boost without being an obvious component. Cardamom tastes minty to some folks and so I wanted to keep it to a minimum.

Pineapple Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

Do you enjoy tropical fruit and cake? If so, then I have a great list for you with links to the recipe for each one. I can’t wait to see them because bundts are so pretty. These bakers make sure they are tasty too. Our lovely group, Bundt Bakers, just keeps growing. This month we have lots of amazing Bundts that fit the bill for any tropical fruit loving person. Be sure to hop on over and take a look:

Pineapple Pound Cake

A recipe for pineapple pound cake baked in a bundt pan or loaf pans. It is a moist cake made with crushed pineapple and dusted with confectioners sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup well-drained crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 small bundt pans (3 cup capacity each) or 4 mini loaf pans (1 1/2 cup capacity each).
  2. Beat butter, sugar, and lemon zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add honey and beat to combine.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla and pineapple and stir or beat to combine.
  5. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom in a separate bowl. Add to wet ingredients and stir or beat until just combined.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes for small bundt pans, 25 to 30 minutes for mini loaf pans, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool cakes in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. Dust cakes with confectioners sugar prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for pineapple pound cake baked in a bundt pan or loaf pans. It is a moist cake made with crushed pineapple and dusted with confectioners sugar.

What is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.

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How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at [email protected].

Recipe Rating

Beverly Murphy

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Can this be made successfully with gluten free all-purpose flour and with plant butter and egg substitute in order to make it gluten free and vegan?

Katie Moseman

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I have not tried it, so I can't guarantee that it will work - but if you've used those particular ingredients to convert similar recipes before, it might work. My main concern is that this recipe calls for 5 eggs, which is a lot.

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Pineapple would be it for me too; but then pineapple upside down cake is probably still my favorite cake of all time...this sounds great and those cakes are just flat out adorable!


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Thanks Barbara. I have to admit I have never baked a pineapple upside down cake. I do need to add it to my to-do list.


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

This is why I love Bundt Cakes! They look so delicious and the shapes are so pretty. I only have about three designs but I love the look ! Great cake!!


Wednesday 25th of June 2014

Thanks Bea. I've got several from regular bundts to the mini bundt pans. Probably 10 in total and it seems the collection keeps growing.


Saturday 21st of June 2014

I predict a run on those pans. I have admired them before and may have to go and get some. I bet those baby pineapples were just delicious, and I am looking forward to trying this recipe.


Monday 23rd of June 2014

Those baby pineapples taste as good as they look. So cute and great for when you don't want a whole regular sized pineapple.


Friday 20th of June 2014

Those are beautiful little pans, Renee. One of the side benefits/downfalls of this group is the pans I start coveting with every new month's posts.

Your pineapple pound cake looks so fresh and buttery!


Saturday 21st of June 2014

Same with me Stacy. I just love all the different bundt pans.