Pineapple Red Velvet Dessert Bars

I couldn’t make up my mind with this dessert, if it was going to be one flavor or the other. I have just one thing to say…welcome to my world! My new life theory? When you can’t decide between two awesome flavors…have them both. Hey, it worked for the Peanut Butter cup! So, I present to you, Pineapple Red Velvet Cake, as evidence to my theory (that flies in the face of all the experts) that more can actually be better.

Pineapple Red Velvet Cake Bars - a fun, tasty flavor combination!

There are a lot of experts out there that will tell you simplicity is the way to happiness. And you know what? I’m sure they’re right…sometimes.

I just happen to be on the other side of the crevasse yelling (to whomever chooses to listen), “Sometimes complexity can be quite fulfilling!”

My voice echoes, “quite fulfilling, quite fulfilling, quite fulfilling.”

Have a slice of this delicious layered cake - Pineapple Red Velvet Dessert Bars

I guess the concept of “more is more” resonates with me. Maybe that’s because I’m one of those people who enjoys the art of multitasking.

OK. Now that I think about it, multitasking is another thing experts will tell you is bad. Oh, what do experts know anyway?

Pineapple Red Velvet Dessert Bars

This recipe features two cake mixes, but they’re offset with some healthy fiber via one of my favorite ingredients, chickpeas. That’s right. This Pineapple Red Velvet Cake is yet another addition to my 100 Things To Do With Chickpeas series.

Try them for yourself and see if you don’t agree: more can sometimes actually be better!


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Pineapple Red Velvet Cake Bars
Pineapple Red Velvet Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
This recipe features two cake mixes, but they're offset with some healthy fiber via one of my favorite ingredients, chickpeas.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  1. Heat your oven to 350F and spray a 9X13 cake pan with vegetable spray.
  2. Add milk, corn starch, ground flax seeds, chickpeas, and oil in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth, up to a minute or so.
  3. Pour the red velvet cake mix into a mixing bowl. Now pour half the chickpea mixture into the bowl and stir to combine. You will have a thick batter, more similar to a cookie dough. Press this into the bottom of your prepared 9X13 pan.
  4. Rinse out your mixing bowl and dry. Then pour the pineapple cake mix and the remaining half of the chickpea mixture. Stir to combine. Again, you will have a thick batter. Gently press this layer over the top of the red velvet layer. I find it helps to get your fingers wet and press the pineapple batter evenly across the top.
  5. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  6. This cake is delicious as is, but you can prepare a simple drizzle by combining 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 - 2 tablespoons soy milk. I like to add a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to combine and then drizzle over the cooled cake.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Red Velvet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pineapple Red Velvet Cake

Pineapple Red Velvet Cake Bars

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7 Responses to Pineapple Red Velvet Dessert Bars

  1. Looks fabulous, Marly! Love Red Velvet – anything!

  2. Love the combination of flavors in this cake! Two of my favorite cakes all rolled into one 🙂

  3. What an awesome flavor combo – red velvet pretty much goes with everything!

  4. Looks so good!! Red velvet is always good!

  5. What an interesting flavor combination! I would never have thought to pair those two flavors together, but now I’m itching to try it! 🙂

    • It’s so true! Why would I ever think to combine the two? But then again…why not??? I hope you try it and let me know what you think!

  6. This is so much fun!


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