I am very excited about this month’s #bundtbaker’s post! #BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is tropical and our lovely host is Lauren of From Gate to Plate.
When I saw that June’s theme was to be Tropical I was immediately reminded of last year’s birthday trip to Hawaii. I knew I wanted to do something Hawaiian in theme and flavor.
I searched the internet for traditional Hawaiian cakes. Finding ones that didn’t include coconut ended up being pretty difficult! But I did find this Pineapple Macadamia Nut Loaf recipe on alohafriends.com on their page of popular luau recipes. We didn’t experience the typical tourist luau on our vacation (I’d done it in 4th grade with my family, and Stuart and I decided it wasn’t worth the money without having kids to enjoy the show.) so I can’t tell you if this quick bread was present. The recipe reminded me of banana bread. Except that instead of bananas you use pineapple! With Hawaii being the largest exporter of macadamia nuts, I liked that they are distributed throughout this bundt.
Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bundt
- 3/4 C crushed fresh pineapple
- 1 1/8 C pineapple juice
- 3/4 C vegetable oil
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 4 1/2 C flour
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 C macadamia nuts, chopped if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bundt pan.
- In a large bowl combine pineapple, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar.
- In another bowl sift together flour and baking powder. Stir into wet ingredients. Fold in macadamia nuts. Pour into greased bundt pan.
- Bake 50-60 minutes, until a knife comes out cleanly.
*This recipe is adapted from Mike & Kim at http://www.alohafriends.com/recipes.html*
I photographed my bundt on top of fabric I purchased from Quilt Passions in Kailua-Kona. I love these fabrics and can’t wait to finally begin working on our Hawaii quilt. Someday I’ll get around to it… If you’d like to see my posts about our vacation on The Big Island please check them out! I encourage you to put a trip to Hawaii on your bucket list!
If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs, on our Pinterest board, and the #bundtbakers homepage.
And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:
Pink Coconut and Grapefruit Bundt Cake by Laura at Baking in Pyjamas
Guava and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake by Terri at Love and Confections
Guava and Pineapple Impossible Cake by Kelly at Passion Kneaded
Passion-Orange-Guava Bundt Cake by Felice at All That’s Left are the Crumbs
Mini Spiced Caramelized Pineapple Bundt Cakes by Lauren at From Gate to Plate
Hibiscus Lime Bundt Cake by Tux at Brooklyn Homemaker
Mango Brown Sugar Glazed Bundt Cake by Tara at Noshing with the Nolands
Pineapple Pound Cake by Renee at Magnolia Days
Mango Ginger Bundt Cake by Stacy at Food Lust People Love
Almost Pina Colada Bundt Cake by Margaret at Tea and Scones
Mexican Mango Cake by Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen
Mango Coconut Bundt by Jane at Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Mini Pineapple Lime Mojito Bundt Cakes by Zainab at Blahnik Baker
Tropical Pineapple Bundt Cake by Chaya at Bizzy Bakes