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Make this easy pineapple angel food cake recipe today! With just 2 ingredients everyone will love this angel food cake with pineapple and you’ll love how easy it is!

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pineapple angel food cake topped with cool whip and pineapple

Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe 

This pineapple angel food cake recipe is one that is going to shock you – seriously shock you. You just need 2 ingredients to make the cake – 3 if you count the optional whipped cream on top.

Seriously, this simple angel food cake recipe is going to shock you because all you need is angel food cake and crushed pineapple to make it. From start to finish this cake is done in about 35 minutes!

It is simple, delicious and it is easy.

pineapple angel food cake

What more do you want in light and refreshing cake for Summer?

Angel food cake and Pineapple

Angel food cake with crushed pineapple make the perfect cake! It’s easy and loaded with flavor! When I first heard of this recipe I didn’t believe there was any way it would turn out. But boy was I wrong, friends!

One bite of this cake and you will be hooked! Your friends will be begging for you to tell them your secret! It’s up to you on whether or not you share that it only has 2 ingredients!

A couple of things to note with this recipe. While it only has 2 ingredients, it is important that you have the exact sizes of both the cake mix and the crushed pineapple. For the crushed pineapple, it also needs to be in juice and not syrup for this recipe to turn out.

The Angel Food Cake Mix that you use needs to be the kind that only takes water. The mixes that require eggs or other additional ingredients will not bake up right with only adding the pineapple. So keep that in mind when you’re shopping for ingredients.

ingredients for pineapple angel food cake


  • Crushed pineapple (mine was 20 oz)
  • Angel food cake mix (the kind where you just mix water, usually Betty Crocker mix works!)
  • Container of cool whip – thawed (optional)

You will need a 9×13 pan. There are several on sale here. I like the ones with a carrying case so that I can easily take these to cookouts and such.

2 ingredient angel food cake with pineapple

How to make Pineapple Angel Food Cake:

  1. First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, in a large bowl combine the angel food cake mix and the crushed pineapple. Mix well with a hand mixer.
  3. Then pour mixture into a 9×13 baking dish (no need to spray the pan) and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. The cake will fluff up but it will settle as it cools. Allow it to cool completely. You can also bake this pineapple angel food cake in a tube pan. It will increase the baking time to 40-45 minutes, though.
  4. Lastly, spread thawed cool whip (or homemade whipped cream) over the top and serve. If you want to take it up a notch, sprinkle with shredded coconut, too!
how to make pineapple angel food cake

I told you this cake was easy to make. It is delicious with or without the cool whip and perfect for a hot Summer day.

angel food cake with pineapple

Tips for this Recipe:

  • Do not spray the pan before adding the batter. It’s ok to let it stick. This is the only cake recipe that I will ever say that to! The recipe will not work if you spray the pan so resist the urge to do so!
  • Make sure to get the right ingredients. You will need the correct ingredients for this cake to work correctly so double check them before buying!
  • Top with your favorite toppings – I love topping this with extra pineapple, cool whip or even shredded coconut. The coconut and pineapple taste great together!

Some call this Weight Watchers Cake Recipe. It is delicious whatever you may call it!

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2 Ingredients Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

4.96 from 293 votes
Make this easy pineapple angel food cake recipe today! With just 2 ingredients you will love this angel food cake with pineapple. So quick and easy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 168
Author Carrie Barnard


  • 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 1 box Angel food cake mix (the kind where you just add water)
  • 1 Container of Whipped Topping (thawed – 8 oz.)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the angel food cake mix and the crushed pineapple.
  • Mix well with a hand mixer.
  • Pour into a 9×13 pan (no need to spray the pan).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • The cake will fluff up but it will settle as it cools. Allow it to cool completely.
  • Spread thawed cool whip over the top and serve.

Recipe Notes

I love topping with this whipped topping but any of your favorite icing recipes would be delicious on this easy cake recipe. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 168kcal, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 3g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 281mg, Potassium 59mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 30g, Vitamin A 24IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. That 3 ingredient pineapple cake is absolutely outrageous. I had a piece which i do not normally do, but my husband and kids were like OMG this is the bomb. I had to try and totally agree. It is awesome

  2. Angel Food mix calls for water to the mix, do we just add the pineapple& juice and omit the water?

  3. 5 stars
    Turned out perfect in my glass 9×13 glass dish. The secret is using parchment paper. I baked at 350 for 35 minutes in an electric oven on middle rack.

  4. Do you add amount of water on angel food cake box ?Or does the pineapple juice from pineapple make up for it. Do not want to add additional water if not exspose to

  5. 5 stars
    I’m a sucker to try all the 2-3 ingredient recipes that I can, and this one is a keeper! I took the advice found in the comments and made cupcakes, baked them at 350 for about 14 minutes. Note: It is a LOT of batter, so I ended up with 24 cupcakes AND an 8×8 glass pan of this. Taste wise: It’s very light and really good, not a strong pineapple flavor at all, it’s like eating tasty little clouds! I made a powdered sugar glaze and drizzled it over everything instead of frosting all of those cupcakes individually with cool whip. I did try one with the whipped topping and that’s delicious too- so either way- make these, you’ll love them.

  6. This was so good! Low cal, delicious, and so easy! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly! I will make it again and again.

  7. I made this. I used a hand mixer to mix and put into a 9×13 glass baking dish. It raised so high that it overflowed into my oven and over the sides of the dish. I wonder what I did wrong.

  8. Hmmm. That’s weird. I’ve never had that problem. Mine rises really high but then goes back down.

  9. I’ve made this and it’s awesome. Was wondering can you put pineapple rings with maraschino cherries in the center on the bottom, then pour batter on top then bake?

  10. 5 stars
    This was so simple and easy. I wish I could post pictures. I followed the instructions. Betty Crocker mix that said “just add water” and a 20oz can of crushed pineapples. Mix it it up. I did not have a glass or ceramic baking dish that was 9×13, only had a non stick Wilton 9×13 pan I have yet to use I received at Christmas. I did not spray the pan, but I did line the bottom with parchment paper.
    It did sink a tad in the middle, which is ok , since this was my “let me test this out” cake. Next time I will probably rest it upside down and make a batch of chocolate whipped cream & toasted coconut to top with. Some fresh strawberries would be good with this too. So delicious!!!

  11. 5 stars
    Great recipe! So easy! Variations I have tried, one using canned mango with juice, shredding them in a food processor first… The second with maraschino cherries with juice, chopping them up as well… All were good

  12. 5 stars
    This recipe is great but I’m not a big fan of pineapple. Could it be made with other fruit, maybe diced peaches?

  13. 5 stars
    I previously left a comment related to the Angel Food box having 2 packages of mix. I had not seen in your recipe making any mention if the box has two packages of mix and I wasn’t sure if I was to use one or both. I made the cake for Mother’s Day, used both packages and I can tell you that it was a success. So easy and delicious. I hope you post my comment, because I couldn’t find the previous post I made last week. Anyway, thanks for the recipe. Blessings to you

  14. 5 stars
    This was a fantastic and easy prep. Only I forgot to increase the size of pan when I doubled it. I’m waiting for my oven to cool right now to clean up the overflow..but I have checked the sides of the glass 13 X 9 casserole dish and I’m certain this will be an add-in to my dessert folder.

  15. 5 stars
    How long do you suggest mixing the batter for? I’ve done it for the 30-seconds on low then 1 minute on medium as suggested on the box, but would a longer mixing time be better?

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