Who doesn't love a good luau party? Make a delicious cake that will have them thinking they're on the beach in Hawaii!
If you're planning a luau party or any kind of summer party, then you need to have a special luau cake!
Think of bright colors, flowers and tiki huts. You can either go fun or sophisticated but either way everyone will love these cakes. They don't have to have coconut or pineapple so just about any cake recipe
Looking for a little inspiration for your next luau cake? Scroll through these beautiful Hawaiian themed cakes that will spark some cake creativity!
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If you're not up to making a full size luau cake, then you can always make some awsome luau cupcakes instead!
There's a ton of creative ideas for luau cupcakes, like beach themes, sun themes and tiki themes. If you've already made your luau cake you can still make some mini cupcakes and place them around your cupcakes.
When you're serving your cupcakes try using a funky or unique cake stand or cake platter that will add even more pizzas to your cake or cupcakes.
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Of course you can make a luau cake out of the same chocolate or vanila cake... OR... you can make it extra special with some of these delicious luau cake recipes!
*Pineapple Cake Recipe*
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and baking soda. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, vanilla and crushed pineapple, with liquid from can. Mix well to blend.
3. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
4. To make the frosting: in a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until creamy. Spread on cake.
*Coconut Lime Cake Recipe*
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
1 cup sugar
2 limes, zested and juicd
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 ounces cream cheese
1 pound box plus 1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans.
In an electric mixer or using a hand beater, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add coconut oil and eggs 1 at a time. In a mixing bowl or on a sheet of parchment paper, combine flour, salt, baking soda and powder. To mixer add coconut milk and flour to creamed mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes then unmold onto rack(s) over a sheet pan and allow to cool completely.
For Glaze: In a medium bowl combine sour cream or yogurt, sugar, lime zest and juice, coconut milk, shredded coconut.
With a bamboo skewer, poke holes in cake and spread glaze on both sides of both cakes. Cover with plastic wrap, chill until ready to frost cake.
In an electric mixer or using a hand mixer beat together the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until well blended and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar gradually at low speed. Beat in coconut milk and vanilla. Frost cake. Coat top and sides with shredded coconut.
*Recipe From Foodnetwork.com*
Stuck on ideas for luau cupcake flavors? I've tried plenty of combinations and recipes over the last few years and I've put together a list of my favorites! They're perfect for summer time parties as well, or a luau theme party.
*Vanilla cupcake with pineapple buttercream and white chocolate drizzle
*Lemon cupcake with coconut buttercream and fresh coconut garnish
*Pineapple cupcake with blue buttercream icing
*Mango cupcake with chocolate buttercream or chocolate ganache and chocolate shavings for garnish
*Strawberry cupcake with banana flavored buttercream and pink sprinkles