Pineapple cake is the stuff dreams are made of, especially if you are looking for a low calorie, low fat dessert option! Only two ingredients are required to make this angel food cake with pineapple. You can skip the crushed pineapple topping and enjoy this light cake with chopped fresh fruit or a dollop of whipped cream. So many possibilities! This pineapple angel food cake recipe is only 160 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints when eaten plain.
Pineapple Cake Ingredients
There are many different recipes for pineapple cake. This one, also known as pineapple angel food cake, is extra easy as it only requires two ingredients: crushed pineapple and a box of angel food cake mix. Yes, it really is that easy! If you want to make the dessert topping that is included in this recipe, you’ll need an extra can of crushed pineapple, extra sugar to break it down and sweeten it further plus cornstarch to thicken it.
How to Make Pineapple Angel Food Cake
To make this cake you’ll need a fluted tube pan. DO NOT GREASE THE TUBE PAN. This is very important as your pineapple angel food cake won’t rise properly because it will stick to the pan.
Simply beat your crushed pineapple (do not drain) and angel food cake mix together for a good minute and pour into your ungreased 10 inch tube pan. You’ll want to bake this angel food cake for approximately 40 minutes. It should be a beautiful golden brown color when you pull it out of the oven. Once the cake comes out of the oven, immediately turn the cake upside down and allow it to cool for about 2 hours. I like to put invert mine onto a bottle to cool upside down Did you know that gravity will help your cake keep its volume? (If you have feet on your tube pan you can use that instead of a bottle.)
Weight Watchers Pineapple Cake
When I first tried Weight Watchers (now WW) it was just before I had kids. I went to meetings religiously and shared in the journey with a close co-worker. It was definitely a success for me and I lost 25 pounds. I loved the versatility of the program and found that the point system really helped me to make smarter choices including what I ate and portion control. While this cake isn’t only for people following Weight Watchers, it does fit well into the program.
This recipe includes 12 servings. If you eat the cake plain it is 5 SmartPoints and 160 calories. The topping will definitely add points because of all the sugar. Skip it and instead have sliced fresh fruit such as berries and a dollop of light whipped cream or whipped topping.
To make the pineapple topping, simply mix together a can of crushed pineapple, sugar and cornstarch. Top your pineapple angel food cake with this dessert topping for a scrumptious treat! If you really want to take it to the next level, add fresh whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top.
Pineapple Cake with Crushed Pineapple Topping
Looking for more Weight Watchers friendly desserts?
Here are some more great ideas. Be sure to calculate points based on the specific products you use.
- Mango Pineapple Sorbet: 6 points if you leave off toppings and make with 2 tablespoons juice instead of maple syrup
- Pistachio and Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt Bark: 2 points
- Weight Watchers Dole Whip: 3 points
- Healthier Carrot Cake Muffins: 7 points
- Weight Watchers Dairy Free Coffee Ice Cream: 0 to 3 points, depending upon ingredients