Pineapple Orange Ginger Cake - The Novice Housewife

Pineapple Orange Ginger Cake - The Novice Housewife

Pineapples are in abundance in the part of the world where I am these days.

So when my mom asked me to make something for this small tea gathering she was hosting, I decided to make something pineapple-y.

And since the ingredient was decided, the obvious next step was to search food gawker/ google for some interesting recipe.

Sometime back I had posted a recipe from Soma’s blog A recipe for Spicy mushroom garlic soup. It was loved and devoured by V and me. So when food gawker showed me a recipe for pineapple cake from Soma, I had to check it out.

And lo behold, with ginger and orange in it, the flavor mix sounded perfect for tea.

The last time I was at my mom’s place, and she had her lady friends coming home for tea, I had made a lemon pound cake. It was a hit! Thankfully! Because my mom had mentioned that I actually blog about food and am great at baking.

Since I had  a reputation to maintain, I only wanted to go with a trusted soul and here’s where Soma came to the rescue and this time too she did not disappoint me.

Now I have not been cooking AT ALL.

And well who can blame me- I am at home, with my parents. There’s a cook who makes great food and it feels great to have someone else do the dishes and cook meals for you when the only work you have to do is sit at the table and eat.

This cake was an exception. And I am glad it was.


The best thing about this cake is how the flavor of pineapple, ginger and orange play with each other. You can make it in an 9″ inch round pan orin an angel cake pan like I did. Just remember to grease the pan well. For the glaze I just caramel iced some brown sugar with some butter, but you could sprinkle the cake with some sugar in the cake like Soma did or use the icing recipe she gives. Either way, you will have a great tasting cake.


  • 3 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented
  • 2 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 cup sugar + 1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoon
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour + 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • For Icing:
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon confectioners sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
Read the whole recipe on Experiments of a Housewife