Dole Whip Cake – layers of light and fluffy pineapple cake, pineapple curd, and pineapple buttercream.
Dole Whip Cake
Enjoying every bit of summer, especially with my new Dole Whip Cake to indulge in! This delicious pineapple cake with pineapple curd and pineapple buttercream is inspired by one of my favorite Disneyland treats – the Dole Whip! It was my go-to Disney treat in the Southern California heat right before we entered the Tiki Room. The best combo! Ice cream and air conditioning!
After visiting Disney World earlier this year, I decided the classic soft serve pineapple ice cream needed to be a cake.
To get the right flavor, one that would immediately make you think of a Dole Whip, I tried several ingredients: fresh pineapple, pineapple Jell-O, and Dole Whip Ice Cream Mix. The winner? Definitely the Dole Whip Ice Cream Mix. The flavor it adds to the cake layers and the buttercream is perfection. For the curd, however, I stuck with fresh pineapple juice. The combination of the two makes this Dole Whip Cake the perfect summer dessert.
If you can’t get the Dole Whip Ice Cream Mix, or don’t want to spend the $26 on a big bag of it, you can use pineapple Jell-O. The flavor is a little different, but it’s still delicious and it’s way better than canned pineapple juice and an even stronger flavor addition than fresh pineapple juice. Canned pineapple juice in the cake and curd was awful, to be honest. It’s just not a strong enough or true enough pineapple flavor.
Pineapple Cake Recipe
For the homemade cake layers, I based this recipe off my Creamsicle Cake. My Creamsicle Cake is light and fluffy and has the dreamiest flavor. Not too strong, not too light.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
In addition to the typical baking ingredients you likely have on hand, make sure you grab:
- Dole Whip soft serve ice cream mix or pineapple Jell-O
- Cake flour
- Pineapple (fresh)
- Sour cream
NOTE: These layers are extra thick in order to split each layer into two layers to create this six layer cake.
How to Make Cake
Don’t forget to follow my go-to tips for getting your cakes to rise and bake well:
- Preheat your oven for 30 minutes prior to baking.
- Use good quality pans like Fat Daddio.
- Spray your pans with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
- Don’t overmix your cake batter once you add the dry ingredients.
- Use room temperature wet ingredients.
- Use fresh baking powder.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs on it.
How to Make Buttercream Frosting
To get a light and fluffy homemade buttercream frosting, make sure you follow my tips over at: HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BUTTERCREAM
These steps are written up for my vanilla buttercream, but are supposed to be applied for my pineapple buttercream or any other buttercream on my page.
- Sift your powdered sugar
- Use slightly cold butter
- Use heavy whipping cream
- Beat for 5 minutes
- Stir by hand
You’ll want to check out the post linked above for more details on each step.
Other Cakes You May Like
Looking for more summer cake recipes? I think you’ll love these!
- Pina Colada Cake
- Strawberry Lemonade Cake
- Mojito Cake
- Orange Almond Poppy Seed Cake
- Coconut Lemon Raspberry Cake