Pineapple Meringue

This is a popular cake recipe from my great grandmother. There are a lot of steps, but really, it is worth it.

½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
4 egg yolks
½ cup cake flour
4 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons cake flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add flour which has been sifted before measuring alternately with milk. Sift remaining 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, salt. Pour into 2- 8″ pans.

4 egg whites
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup nuts

Beat whites to froth and then add light sifting of sugar at a time. When well mixed add vanilla. Spread on uncooked layers of cake. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 325-350° F.

1 cup whipping cream
½ tablespoon powdered sugar
1 cup crushed pineapple
¼ teaspoon vanilla

Place one layer meringue side down on cake platter. Whip the cream, add the powdered sugar, pineapple and vanilla. Spread on first layer and top with other layer.


  1. My granny made this. Loved it.

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