Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

How to make pineapple sunshine cake ? I can cook with these simple steps.

This is a fantastic dessert recipe that is very low fat (no butter!) but tastes like cheesecake. This Pineapple Sunshine Cake recipe was given to me by my fabulous mother-in-law. I think she got it out of some really old Women’s Weekly mag, or something similar. I made a lot of alterations and it should be known this recipe is really versatile (or maybe forgiving is a better word) – you can use whatever sort of low-fat dairy products you happen to have. I’ve made it three times, and I think next time I will try a berry version instead of the pineapple & passionfruit. I’ll keep you posted.

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

The base is made from milk arrowroot biscuits mixed with a little bit of pineapple juice. No butter. You might be amazed to find out that you can make a biscuit base for a pie with no butter! In all honesty it maybe holds together slightly less well than one made with butter… but I doubt a taste-tester would be able to tell. The American equivalent of milk arrowroot biscuits is graham crackers, I guess. They are not really the same thing at all, but as far as I am aware they are the closest substitute for each other.

You also need about 1 1/2 cups (around 400g) total of any combination of lowfat dairy products. Serious. Choose from lowfat plain (natural) yogurt, extra light ricotta, or lowfat cottage cheese. Then you also need a cup of evaporated skim milk, some brown sugar and some fruit. I used cans this time but fresh is obviously better. Either works.

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Crush about 18 arrowroot biscuits in a food processor or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Mix in about 1/4 c of pineapple or other fruit juice, and press into a pie dish:

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

I know, right? It’s unbelievable that this works, but it totally does. Maybe I am the only one astonished… does everyone else already know you can make a perfectly awesome biscuit base without butter? Put that in the fridge while you mix up the filling:

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

In another bowl, throw in say a 1/2 cup each of lowfat cottage cheese, extra light ricotta and nonfat plain (natural) yogurt. Add a cup of evaporated skim milk, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 t vanilla, and whiz it all together with a stick blender.

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Stir in some crushed pineapple and passionfruit pulp.

Then mix 1/4 c boiled water with a 10 g sachet of gelatine. Stir for a couple of minutes until it’s all dissolved; then pour into the dairy mixture and stir through.

Pour into your chilled base & refrigerate until set – a few hours.

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

If the filling doesn’t all fit into your pie dish, just pour it into one or more little bowls – it turns out really yummy (and even lighter) without the base!

Pineapple Sunshine Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Pineapple Sunshine Cake is very simple and very tasty, making it a different flavor to be presented to the people coming home.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: international
Keyword: pineapple sunshine cake, Sunshine Cake Pineapple
Servings: 8
Calories: 400 kcal
  • 18 milk arrowroot biscuits
  • 1/4 c pineapple juice
  • 125 g lowfat cottage cheese
  • 125 g nonfat natural yogurt
  • 125 g extra light ricotta
  • 1 c evaporated skim milk
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla essence
  • 3/4 c crushed pineapple (canned or fresh)
  • 1/4 c passionfruit pulp
  • 1/4 c boiled water
  • 10 g gelatine
  1. Crush biscuits in food processor or plastic bag & rolling pin. Add juice & mix well.

  2. Press into a large pie dish & refrigerate.

  3. Mix dairy products, brown sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and blend to combine.

  4. Stir in pineapple & passionfruit.

  5. Dissolve gelatine in boiled water, then stir through the dairy/fruit mixture.

  6. Pour into pie base and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Recipe Notes

To Store: The pineapple sunshine cake can keep this recipe off an alanda and will never lose its flavor. sunshine cake pineapple this recipe but i gotta keep it personally i love hot food.

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