5 luxurious recipes for pineapple buns like you don’t know them. Get inspired!

Are you expecting a visitor and want to prepare something good and unusual for them with coffee?

You can’t go wrong with our pineapple bun recipes!

Try a cake, a sandwich or an upside-down cake.

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Vanilla bun with pineapple

This dessert is absolutely incredible! Fluffy vanilla bun with pineapple rings, cane sugar and luxurious lemon glaze. Trust us, you’ll enjoy it.


On a small scale:

  • ⅓ cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of softened butter

On the bun:

  • 8 canned pineapple rings
  • 1 and ¼ cups plain flour
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons of softened butter
  • ⅔ cup room temperature milk
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature

For the frosting:

  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Work the softened butter into the rest of the ingredients on a crumbly basis so that the mixture is well combined and crumbly.
  2. Place the mixture in the refrigerator while you continue with the bun.
  3. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  4. Grease a 20 x 20 cm baking tray.
  5. Place two layers of paper towels on a baking sheet.
  6. Place 8 pineapple rings on paper towels and place another layer of paper towels on top.
  7. Press gently on the pineapple to absorb the excess moisture into the tea towels.
  8. Let the pineapple dry on paper towels while you continue with the bun.
  9. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixer.
  10. Add the butter, milk and vanilla and beat in the mixer on medium speed, then increase the speed to high and beat for one minute.
  11. Add eggs one at a time.
  12. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it out so that it is nicely even.
  13. Top with pineapple rings and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  14. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bun comes out clean.
  15. Place on a wire rack and let cool.
  16. Combine all frosting ingredients in a small saucepan.
  17. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until well combined, about 1 minute.
  18. Before serving, drizzle the bun with the glaze.
Sliced vanilla cake with pineapple on a plate.

Pineapple cake

Sponge cake with pineapple and amazing pineapple glaze is a great dessert that no visitor will despise. In addition, you do not even need to preheat the oven when preparing it. Enjoy it!


  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 and ¾ cups white sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups sifted plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped pineapple with juice

For the frosting:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, drained


  1. Grease and flour a 25 cm cake tin.
  2. Sift the baking powder together with the flour.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat margarine, 1 cup butter, and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well each time, then stir in the vanilla.
  6. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, always mixing well.
  7. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped pineapple.
  8. Pour the batter into the mold.
  9. Place in a cold oven, which you turn on to 175 degrees C and bake for 90 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
  11. Carefully remove from the mold.
  12. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, powdered sugar, and 1 cup chopped pineapple.
  13. Heat and stir until everything is dissolved.
  14. Pour over the cake and serve.
Cake with pineapple and icing on a plate.

How about the best pineapple smoothie? Easily. A touch of exoticism playfully turns it into a fresh and naturally sweet vitamin bomb. Which combinations go well with pineapple? Get inspired by one of our pineapple smoothie recipes .

Pineapple Upside Down Pie

Try this retro classic of ours, you’ll love it! Ultra moist, soft vanilla cake with pineapple chunks and pineapple juice is absolutely delicious and will be enjoyed by the whole family.


For the frosting:

  • can (655g) pineapple slices in their own juice – use only 550g, save the rest for the dough
  • 12 – 18 cocktail cherries
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar

For the pie:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canned pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or essence)
  • 115g of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • any remaining pineapple, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place the pineapple and cherries on top.
  3. Dry with paper towels.
  4. Pour the melted butter into a 23cm cake tin that is at least 5cm deep. (Do not use a springform pan as the dough will leak).
  5. Spread the butter on the sides of the pan.
  6. Pour the sugar into the mold and spread it roughly (use a brush).
  7. Place one pineapple ring in the center of the pan, then surround it with either halved or whole pineapple rings.
  8. Place cocktail cherries in the middle of the pineapple rings.
  9. Press the cherries and pineapple down firmly so they are touching the bottom of the pan.
  10. Now prepare the dough.
  11. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  12. In the 2nd bowl, whisk the milk, sour cream, pineapple juice and vanilla.
  13. In a third bowl, beat the butter with the sugar for 2 minutes on speed 7 (hand mixer) until fluffy.
  14. Add eggs one at a time, mixing for 20 seconds each time before adding a longer one.
  15. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix.
  16. Add 1/2 of the milk mixture and mix..
  17. Add half of the remaining flour mixture and mix.
  18. Add all remaining milk mixture and mix again.
  19. Then mix in the final flour mixture.
  20. Stir in remaining pineapple.
  21. Spread the dough over the fruit layer, smooth and level the surface.
  22. Bake for 30 minutes.
  23. Remove, cover loosely with foil, then bake for a further 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  24. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool inside the tin for 20 minutes.
  25. Run a butter knife around the inside edge of the pie pan.
  26. Place a plate on top of the cake and then flip it over.
  27. Gently tap the bottom of the mold and then lift slowly.
  28. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Cake with pineapple and cocktail cherries served on a plate.

For a better idea, watch the video recipe for this amazing cake:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple slices with vanilla frosting

A beautifully flaky pineapple bun with a hint of lemon is incredibly easy, and when you top it with the amazing cream cheese and vanilla frosting, you’ll never want another!


  • 110 g of butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 560 g of crushed pineapple in its own juice

For the frosting:

  • 110 g softened butter
  • 220 g of softened cream cheese
  • 4 to 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Spray a 13x23cm baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Drain the juice from the crushed pineapple and set the juice aside (you should have a little over 3/4 cup of juice).
  4. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is fluffy and begins to look white, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, always mixing well and finally add a spoonful of flour to prevent the dough from curdling.
  6. Mix the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, lemon zest and vanilla extract into the dough.
  7. You can add pineapple juice.
  8. Next, mix in the crushed pineapple.
  9. Mix well until everything is completely combined.
  10. Add more pineapple juice (about 1/2 cup or less) and scrape down the sides of the blender.
  11. Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly.
  12. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the bun comes out clean.
  13. Remove from the oven and let the bun cool completely.
  14. Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until creamy.
  15. You can use a blender if needed.
  16. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and mix, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth.
  17. Spread the resulting glaze on the bun and decorate with fresh pineapple.
Pineapple bun with topping served on a plate with a fork.

Banana-pineapple sandwich

Make this moist banana sandwich with rum, vanilla and nutmeg and crushed pineapple chunks. It is an absolute delicacy!


  • 2 large bananas or 1 cup mashed bananas
  • ¾ cup crushed canned pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mashed bananas, crushed pineapple and sour cream with a potato masher.
  4. Then whisk in the eggs, milk, rum and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Add granulated sugar and cane sugar.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
  7. Using a hand mixer, add the butter to the dry mixture until fully incorporated, then gradually add the wet ingredients.
  8. Continue mixing for about 2 minutes until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  9. Scrape down the sides.
  10. Pour the mixture into the prepared bread pan – bake for about 60-75 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool before slicing.
Pineapple sandwich with banana served on a plate with pieces of pineapple placed next to it.

Prepare at least one of our 6 recipes for a delicious banana sandwich . Soft and supple pastries for everyone!

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