That’s why it’s so important for you to have Luau Cakes or tropical fruit cakes on your Hawaiian luau menu to please the pallets of your family & friends with the taste of pineapple, coconut & other tropical flavors.
There are so many different varieties of flavors for you to choose from when purchasing a luau cake for your party get a variety of flavors just to make sure everyone is happy.
Besides cakes made with Rum, Pineapple and other traditional tropical flavors you can get tropical coconut covered orange balls that are very tasty, individual pineapple upside-down cakes, my favorite Pina Colada cake balls and vanilla guava chocolate covered cake just to name a few… yummy!
At the bottom of this page you can also find some great recipes that you can make your self at home from scratch that will amaze your guest. They taste so good your family and friends will think that you bought them from a bakery.
These cakes are great for a luau birthday cake as well or you can just make a traditional cake and put edible tropical decorations on top of the cake to give it that Polynesian flair.
Yummy Tropical Flavored Cakes
No gathering or Luau would be complete with out dessert and these tropically flavored desserts are perfect for making your party more memorable.
Hawaiian Desserts... Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake Great Luau Cakes
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 firm bananas
2 cups packed shredded coconut (sweetened)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick softened butter
2 teaspoon vanilla extracts
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375°F
Melt butter over medium heat in a 10 inch ovenproof 2 r more inches deep. Add brown sugar stirring often until smooth. Add lemon juice stir until bubbling. Slice bananas and layer closely at bottom of pan and cook until softened about, 2 minutes. Sprinkle coconut on top and remove from heat.
Make cake: Mix flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter on high speed until creamy. slowly add sugar beat until well blended. Reduce speed and add eggs make sure they are well combined until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla. Flour mixture and milk until well blended
Pour cake batter over bananas carefully not to disrupt bananas
so that they don’t blend into the batter.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when you put a toothpick in the center of the cake and it comes out dry and clean. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes to allow juices to absorb into the cake. Run a knife around outside of cake to loosen, then carefully invert onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature,
Traditional Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Hawaiian Desserts
1 20-ounce can pineapple slices in juice, drained
1/3 cup ice cream caramel topping
9 to 10 maraschino cherries
5 tablespoons butter
2/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla extracts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350°
Take pineapple slices and pat them with paper towels until dry
Use a 9-inch baking pan with Pam baking spray; drizzle caramel topping over bottom of pan. Place pineapple slices in a single layer on top of the caramel as close together as you can get them then put 1 cherry in the center of each slice.
Melt butter on low heat in a large pan until melted. Add sugar and brown sugar until sugar starts to dissolve stirring constantly. Take off the heat and add eggs, and stir well. Add buttermilk then add the rest of the ingredients. Slowly add flour until well blended then slowly pour into pan with pineapple.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes you'll know when it’s done when you insert a toothpick in the center of the cake and it comes out dry.
Cool about 5 minutes then place a plate upside down on top of the cake and pan, then flip it quickly so that it is now on the plate. Let it cool a bit, you can eat it while still slightly warm. Cold is always good too.
Calories:264 (27% from fat)
Fat:7.9g (sat 4.5g,mono 2.4g,poly 0.5g)
Hawaiian Desserts, Hawaiian Desserts, ahhh the sweet taste of Hawaiian deserts