Pineapple Birthday Cake

I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever made this cake myself. I always ask for it on my birthday so my Mom or sister end up making it for me. This year I made an extra effort to watch my Mom make it and discovered that she uses the 1234 Cake recipe from the back of the Swans Down Cake Flour box! In between layers she brushes the cakes with the juice from a large can of crushed pineapple (she keeps the strained pineapple to put on top of the cake). The most impressive part of the assembly is the Seven Minute Frosting. I asked my Mom to send her recipe for the Seven Minute Frosting Recipe she uses and she kindly submitted it! Thanks Ma!

Mom’s Seven Minute Frosting


2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon white corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla

Assembly: Combine ingredients (except vanilla) in a double boiler. Beat about 1 minute
with an electric hand mixer. Cook over boiling water beating constantly
(about 7 minutes) until it forms stiff peaks. Remove from heat add vanilla
continue to mix until spreadable (about 2 minutes).


  1. i love 7 minute frosting. my family has a pretty funny story about me making it (perfectly, i might add) when i was about 7 years old. i had help, of course!

    the cake sounds super yummy and the photo is precious. how do you get Winston to pose so well, so often???

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