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Pineapple Blondies

Aktualisiert: 18. März 2022

Cake without chocolate? Don’t worry, it is easier than you think. This tropical pineapple cake will even seduce people that don’t fancy pineapple in its raw form. The caramelized fruits give the cake its amazing cake that takes you to a tropical beach rightaway.

Season: all

Preparation time: 10 mins + 2 hours (for the pineapples)

Overall cooking time: 50 mins

Needed utensil: cake pan (ø 18-20 cm)

Ingredients for a 18-20 cm diameter cake pan:

... for the caramelized pineapples:

  • ½ pineapple (ca. 400g without peel)

  • 50 g xylit

  • 25 g water

  • 1 tbsp rum

... for the dough:

  • 160 g flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 100 g xylit

  • 160 g applesauce (LINK)

  • 85 ml syrup (from caramelized pineapples)

  • 80 ml oil, e.g. tasteless sunflower seed oil

Survival tips:

  • Xylit: We use xylit here as it is healthier and contains less carbohydrates than sugar, but does not make a difference in taste! Alternatively, opt for (brown) sugar or erythrit. The latter is slightly less sweet, so you might need to add more. Coconut sugar is an option too, especially for caramelizing pineapples.

  • Rum: You can also use another kind of liquor here. If you prefer not to use alcohol, choose pineapple juice, fruit juice or water.

  • Flour: We recommend white wheat or spelt flour.

  • Syrup: We use the pineapple syrup to sweeten the dough. If there is not enough syrup, add some water!


  1. Peel the pineapple, remove the hard stem and cut it into small cubes (ca. 0,5x0,5 cm).

  2. Heat up sugar at high temperature until it melts. Add water, rum and pineapples. Stir thoroughly, remove from heat and leave for min. 2 hours. You can also let the mixture rest overnight.

  3. When your pineapples are ready, prepare the dough: Mix flour, baking soda and xylit. Add all the other ingredients except for the apple cider vinegar and mix briefly.

  4. Grease a small cake pan with oil and flour it with powdered sugar.

  5. Now, spread the pineapple cubes on the bottom of the cake pan.

  6. Add apple cider vinegar to the dough, mix briefly once again and put it over the pineapple cubes.

  7. Bake at 180° for ca. 30 minutes. If a skewer comes out clean, the cake is done!

  8. Let it cool down, place the cake pan upside down and remove the cake pan! Enjoy.

Nutritional values per piece (8 pieces):

247 kcal | 2 g protein | 41 g carbs of which 12 g sugar | 21 g fat | 2,4 g fibre

CO2 emissions per cake: 891 g

For comparison - with butter instead of oil: 1355 g

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