Pineapple Cake (Gift Mix in a Jar)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 16 servings.

Top Review by Elmotoo

Well, I did all I could to mess this up. I only had 20 oz cans of pineapple in juice, not syrup. I forgot the eggs & beat them in at the end. I was expecting the cake to be tough but NO! And the extra 4oz of pineapple didn't hurt it, either! I did wreck the icing. I didn't copy the directions & tried beating it like frosting but it broke. Tasted good so I just glommed it on. You can tell from the pic my brother took that it didn't stop anyone! Absolutely delicious! Wonderful texture & so moist. I will definitely make this again! Made for Aussie Swap 1/14.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the Bisquick mix, baking soda, flour and then sugar - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 3/4 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 16 oz can crushed pineapple (drained with juices reserved). OPTIONAL glaze recipe: 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup reserved heavy pineapple syrup and 1/4 cup butter.
  8. Preheat oven to 350.
  9. In a large bowl combine the sour cream, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract; blend with an electric mixer set on low speed.
  10. Add the contents of the jar and continue to blend for 2 minutes; stir in the drained, crushed pineapple.
  11. Pour the batter into a generously greased 9-inch bundt pan.
  12. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan.
  14. If glaze is desired, stir glaze ingredients over low heat until combined and heated through.
  15. Transfer warm cake to plate and pour glaze over top; serve immediately.
  16. Cover and store leftovers for up to 1 week.

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