I found out Saturday night late what the theme for this month is, Tropical Bundt Cakes. Coincidentally, I had to make a cake for company, we are having today. What could be more perfect so I did some investigating. Strangely enough or maybe not so strangly, each link I clicked on belonged to a baker from this group with bundt cake recipes. I didn't want to use any from the group since they were already in place so I kept looking until I found this site, Virtual Cities. There hadt a recipe which appealed to me.
The major problem is that it called for rum and I have none in the house. I subbed in pineapple juice and used rum extract. It seemed to be effective.
I had a lot of difficulty, as you can see drizzling neatly and then sprinkling the coconut. Maybe it is the pressure of having 30 some odd guests on their way to eat. At least, they will have this cake.
Tropical Pineapple Bundt Cake (adapted from Virtual Cities)
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon rum extract
3 cups gluten-free flour mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup pineapple juice
2 cups coarsely cut canned or fresh pineapple
1/4 cup coconut
Grease bundt pan
Beat together the sugar, butter, eggs, and rum extract until blended.
Then beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
Mix together the flour and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk and juice.
Add liquids and flour alternately to batter, blending well after each addition.
Gently stir in pineapple and coconut.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in a 350 degrees F oven in 6-cup Bundt pan until cake begins to pull from pan sides and a wooden pick inserted comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes. (Mine ran longer. Check and be prepared to add another ten minutes.)
Melt 1/4 cup margarine.
Add 2 cups confectioner's sugar and mix well.
Add 2 tablespoons of milk and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract.
Mix until there are no bumps.
Drizzle on cake.
Sprinkle shredded coconut on drizzle.
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