Tropical Spice Cake with Raisins and Pineapple – Easy and Moist

Tropical Spice Cake with Raisins Slices

Yesterday I was in the mood for spice cake.  You know the type you can eat plain with all those plump raisins and wonderful spices or with a little confectioners sugar icing on top.  I was about to bake my usual favorite recipe when I remembered I still had a bag of freeze-dried pineapple left.   Anyway, I grabbed that bag and experimented.  The result of my efforts became this moist spice cake with raisins.

My spice cake with pineapple is an easy cake with no creaming of butter or margarine required.  I try to use canola oil in my baking as much as possible to avoid those trans fats.

The recipe I always used for spice cake was very good, but I thought adding the freeze-dried pineapple made it extra moist.   I thought it was special so I wanted to share it with you. 

Tropical Spice Cake With Raisins Loaf Cut

 

Tropical Spice Cake With Raisins Recipe

1 cup raisins
4 cups of water
1 cup of canola oil
1 bag (1 oz. size) freeze-dried pineapple
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon of baking soda
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Boil the raisins with the pineapple in the water steadily for 10 minutes.  Add oil and let this cool. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and spices in your mixing bowl.

Add the cooled ingredients, vanilla, and eggs.  Beat with your electric mixer until well mixed.

Grease two loaf pans and slice into spice bars or a sheet cake pan about 15″ x 10″ x 2″ (any sheet cake pan to accommodate four cups of flour will do).

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50-55 minutes for loaves until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Sheet cake baking time is less about 40 minutes.

You can frost with your favorite white confectioners sugar icing or skip it.  Either way, this bar is scrumptious, tender, and really extra moist with that freeze-dried pineapple thrown in!  I hope my pictures will convince you to try my cake.  You’ll just gobble it up!

ENJOY!

Tropical Spice Cake With Raisins Unfrosted

Tropical Spice Cake with Raisins Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
My tropical spice cake is so easy with raisins, pineapple and spices that produce a moist, delicious cake that doesn't need creaming.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy spice cake, moist spice cake, spice cake with pineapple, spice cake with raisins, tropical spice cake
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 1 bag 1 oz. size freeze-dried pineapple
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Boil the raisins and pineapple in the water steadily for 10 minutes. Add oil and let this cool. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and spices in your mixing bowl.

  2. Add the cooled ingredients, vanilla, and eggs. Beat with your electric mixer until well mixed.
  3. Grease two loaf pans for slices into spice bars or a sheet cake pan about 15″ x 10″ x 2″ (any sheet cake pan to accommodate four cups of flour will do.)

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50-55 minutes for loaves until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Sheet cake baking time is less about 40 minutes.
  5. You can frost with your favorite white confectioners sugar icing or skip it. Either way, this bar is scrumptious, tender, and really extra moist with that freeze dried pineapple thrown in! I hope my pictures will convince you to try my cake. You’ll just gobble it up!

  6. ENJOY!

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2 Comments

  1. Claudia Rossi
    June 27, 2022 / 7:16 pm

    So when do you add the freeze dried pineapple? How does using a loaf pan make bars?

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      June 28, 2022 / 2:20 am

      Hi Claudia,

      You add the pineapple with the raisins when you put them on to plump up. By spice bars, I meant slices.

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