Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Serve up this two-ingredient pineapple angel food cake as your dessert. This angel food cake recipe is so easy to make, and loaded with sweet pineapple flavor in every bite. For an extra pop of flavor, serve this cake with a spoonful of pineapple sauce. Check out the rest of the cake recipes too!

slice of pineapple angel food cake on a white plate with a pineapple sauce


Try my angel food cake and crushed pineapple recipe, that is a 2 ingredient cake. Top with a pineapple sauce and dive into a dessert that dreams are made of.

Check your pantry and if you have the items on hand, you have to try this angel food cake recipe soon. It is fluffy, light, and loaded with sweet flavor. Angel food cake mix and pineapple are two ingredients that are meant together.

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How to Make Angel Food Cake with Pineapple

Start by preheating your oven. Then you will add in your pineapple with the juice and the angel food cake mix. Blend until it is light and fluffy.

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Pour into your angel food cake pan and bake as directed in the recipe card below. Once the angel food cake is done, flip upside down to cool.

Once cooled, you will work on the pineapple sauce. You'll create a thick and sweet pineapple sauce to drizzle over the top with cruhed pineapple, sugar, and cornstarch.

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Add a dollop of whipped cream and dive in fork first.

Can You Freeze Pineapple Angel Food Cake

You can indeed freeze this angel food cake. It is so simple to make and freeze for later. Just leave off the pineapple topping. You can just ensure your angel food cake is fully cooled before putting it in the freezer.

Wrap with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container. Then store for 3-4 months in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge, and then whip up the pineapple sauce and spoon over the thawed angel food cake.

cutting the cake with a fork

Do You Refrigerate Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Yes you will want to refrigerate this angel food cake and the homemade pineapple sauce. Due to the fruit you will find it stores best when refrigerated.

Keep the sauce separate from the angel food cake so it doesn't get it mushy as it sits in the fridge.

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Do I Have To Put On Pineapple Sauce

No, you sure don't. If you are looking for a simple dessert, just do the angel food cake and pineapple. Then forget the sauce on top.

The sauce adds a lot of flavor but you don't have to have it for this pineapple angel food cake recipe.

green bowl of homemade pineapple sauce with a white linen under it
slice of pineapple angel food cake on a white plate with a pineapple sauce

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

4.07 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 345 kcal



  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple do not drain
  • 16 ounce box angel food cake mix


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple do not drain



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, add in the crushed pineapple with the juice and cake mix. Beat with a hand mixer on medium for about 1 minute until combined.
  • Pour the batter into an ungreased 10-inch angel food tube pan.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, immediately turn the cake upside down and allow it to cool for about 2 hours.
  • To remove the cake from the pan, slide a knife down the outside of the cake and remove the outside of the pan. Next, slide a knife around the middle section of the cake to release it from the pan.


  • Add the sugar and cornstarch to a medium saucepan. Stir until the cornstarch is evenly distributed.
  • Add in the can of crushed pineapple and its juice and stir to combine.
  • Place it over medium heat and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Allow the sauce to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, slice up the angel food cake and top with the sauce.


Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 468mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 2gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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  1. What about when a boxed cake mix comes with two components- one egg white mixture, the other flour mixture? I have encountered this from certain stores. Does the cake still turn out? It is not fluffy going in the oven like a regular cake mix.

    1. I am not sure if it would turn out or not, and yes, I would assume it would be more like a traditional cake vs the same texture of an angel food cake. But I could be wrong.

  2. I'm so sorry this didn't turn out, but it didn't. I followed directions yet when I turned the pan upside down, the cake feel out right on the kitchen counter!1 star

    1. I'm so sorry it didn't turn out too! I'm not sure why it would have fallen out if your pan wasn't greased.

    1. Maybe you overbeat the mixture.
      This is a very light delicious cake.
      Due to the fact there are only two ingredients there isn't much else that could have gone wrong.

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