Pineapple Angel Food Cake is a foolproof recipe that’s ready to serve in minutes and is the ultimate dessert for any occasion!

There are only 2 ingredients in this cake (plus toppings if you’d like) and the result is moist and fluffy. It’s light and delicious with a slightly sweet pineapple flavor and it’s perfect for topping with fruit.

This is a dessert I keep up my sleeve when I need something super easy and light. Everyone raves about it. It’s naturally fat free, perfect to top with summer fruits.

a slice of pineapple angel food cake with whipped topping on a plate

Pineapple Angel Food Cake 

  • Made with only 2 ingredients, this cake is always ready for a celebration!
  • The ‘frosting’ is just a quick layer of cool whip topping or homemade whipped cream!
  • This simple recipe could not be easier to make. Just stir 2 ingredients together and bake! No additional eggs or ingredients are required.
  • Light, fluffy, and delicious with a light pineapple flavor, this cake can be made and the day before. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
  • Delicious and guilt-free if you are following Weight Watchers or watching your calories, pineapple angel food cake has fewer calories and less sugar than most cake recipes.

Ingredients for Pineapple Angel Food Cake  

Angel Food Cake – Any box of angel food cake mix will work but make sure you select the box that’s just one package (16 oz) instead of two.

Pineapple – Use a can of crushed pineapple with juices, and skip the other ingredients mentioned on the box. The pineapple juice is what makes this cake so moist.

How to Make Pineapple Angel Food Cake

There won’t be much waiting around for this dessert to be ready!

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Pour the prepared cake batter into a prepared pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

We most often bake this in a 9×13 pan but it can be baked in an ungreased angel food cake pan or tube pan for 40-45 minutes. A bundt pan is not recommended as it will be hard to remove.

Top with whipped topping or whipped cream. Garnish with pineapple rings, blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, colored sprinkles, toasted coconut, or chocolate curls.

baked pineapple angel food cake

Toppings

Cool the cake completely before adding toppings. Add a dollop of whipped topping (like Cool Whip) to make it easy or whip up a batch of homemade whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This pineapple angel food cake can be topped with fruit like fresh berries, peaches, or mango. It’s also great sprinkled with shredded coconut.

Cutting Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is tender and delicate so be sure to use a serrated knife to gently slice. It cuts best when it has been chilled.

a piece of pineapple angel food cake on a plate with whipped topping and berries

How to Store

Once baked, this pineapple angel food cake recipe can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freeze the whole cooled cake by wrapping it in plastic wrap for up to 4 weeks and thaw before frosting. Or, freeze leftover frosted pieces on a baking sheet until they are frozen solid then wrap them in plastic and return to the freezer.

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2 Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake

A moist & flavorful cake, loaded with bits of pineapple and topped with your favorite fruit.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix* 16 ounces
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapples with juice
  • 1 tub whipped topping optional
  • fruit optional for topping

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. (optional)
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix and undrained crushed pineapple. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Remove cake from the pan and cut. Garnish with whipped topping and fruit as desired.

Notes

Be sure the angel food cake you purchase is one that has only one packet inside the box, not two packets.
This cake requires only 2 ingredients and is moist enough that it doesn’t need toppings or frosting. If you’d like toppings try whipped cream or whipped topping, ice cream, and chopped fresh fruit.
Nutrition information is for the cake only and does not include toppings.
Leftover cake can be stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to 3 days. Serve cold. 
To freeze, wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap (individual pieces or whole cake) for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 167 | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American

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    1. I can’t say for sure what happened Stan as I haven’t had that problem before. What brand of angel food cake did you use (was it one packet in the box?).

    1. The exterior of the cake is a little bit sticky. I find lifting it out of the pan you can gently pull the parchment from the sides of the cake and cut it with a serrated knife. The pieces of cake will lift off of the parchment paper. Hope that helps.

  1. This is a great recipe! I gained it from a friend years ago. This cake always receives raves when it is served!!!!5 stars

  2. This recipe is so simple and easy but yet so delicious! I like that it’s not super sweet. My new favorite cake recipe thank you so much5 stars

    1. Oh no, sorry to hear that this cake didn’t work for you Adam! Did you use a 16 ounce package of angel food cake? Did you line the pan with parchment paper? I used a 9×13 pan as listed in the recipe. I’ve made this cake many times, and it has never overflowed for me.

  3. if all you can find is the 2 pouch angel food cake mix to let you know it works . it requires mixing the egg white powder with the drained pineapple juice plus enough water as box states until stiff peaks form. next slowly add the cake flour. finally fold in pineapple. bake as stated on box. turns out beautifully

  4. Looking for recipe using store bought angel food cake…torn into pieces mixed with orange sherbet manderine oranges etc etc

    1. That sounds yummy Becky, you could always try adding in oranges to this recipe before baking. Let us know how it turns out!

  5. I was looking for the recipe for just yellow cake mix, crushed pineapple & cool whip. Made it before; it was great and super easy! I just can’t remember the directions for the cake mix. It was not per the box. It either used more or less eggs, no water or maybe less oil…..please help!
    Thanks!

    1. I’m sorry, I haven’t made a recipe with yellow cake mix and pineapple. If I see it I’ll be sure to drop a link here.

  6. I made this today, turning the batter out into cupcakes for a baby shower! I only needed 18 cupcakes but the recipe makes 32 … So, yes, I tried them! Delish! I will be frosting with cool whip and adding sprinkles just prior to serving!

  7. Delicious Angel food cake, thanks Thanks for sharing wonderful recipe to Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning

  8. What a perfect summer time dessert! I love how easy it is, and I bet it is wonderful!

  9. Hi there! Visiting from the Mommy Club link party. Yum! This looks so light and fluffy! Thanks so much for sharing your super easy recipe!

  10. Genius. Love simple. Beautiful and light! Just right for summer. Bring. It. On.