Southern Pineapple Cake

This Pineapple Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting is a pineapple lover’s dream, combining pineapple, coconut, and pecan tastes. This rich, delicious single-layer cake features a simple cream cheese frosting flavored with pineapple juice and topped with toasted coconut and nuts. It exudes summer in every mouthful and is ideal for graduations, pool parties, patio get-togethers, and baby showers.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 – 20 oz can Dole crushed pineapple (with juice)

For the Topping:

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup sugar

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup coconut flakes

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease or spray with baking spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and crushed pineapple (with juice) until well combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

While cake is baking, heat butter, evaporated milk, vanilla, and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan until it begins to boil over medium-high heat.

Stir in pecans or walnuts and coconut and continue cooking on medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken slightly.

Remove baked cake from oven and poke holes all over the top using a wooden chopstick or the tines of a large serving fork.

Spread topping evenly over the top of the warm cake and let cool.

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Southern Pineapple Cake

This Pineapple Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting is a pineapple lover’s dream, combining pineapple, coconut, and pecan tastes. This rich, delicious single-layer cake features a simple cream cheese frosting flavored with pineapple juice and topped with toasted coconut and nuts. It exudes summer in every mouthful and is ideal for graduations, pool parties, patio get-togethers, and baby showers.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 – 20 oz can Dole crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease or spray with baking spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and crushed pineapple (with juice) until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. While cake is baking, heat butter, evaporated milk, vanilla, and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan until it begins to boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Stir in pecans or walnuts and coconut and continue cooking on medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken slightly.
  6. Remove baked cake from oven and poke holes all over the top using a wooden chopstick or the tines of a large serving fork.
  7. Spread topping evenly over the top of the warm cake and let cool.
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Southern Pineapple Cake
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