Taiwanese pineapple cake is a traditional sweet pastry in Taiwan, and it was often made in Lunar New Year. In Taiwanese Hokkien, "pineapple" (王梨; ông-lâi) sounds similar to a phrase meaning “to come forth, prosperous and thriving.”
Nowadays, the pineapple cake becomes very popular, and it is sold throughout the year. It also becomes one of the must-buy food souvenirs of every tourist who visits Taipei.
The pineapple cake has the soft and buttery crust, melt-in-the-mouth and the fruity sweet and sour jam filling. And its taste is absolutely delicious. It is not too difficult to make Pineapple cake at home, and it’s well worth the effort.
The following recipe will give you a good idea for your own Taiwanese Pineapple Cake. Let’s find it out!