A moist pineapple cake with a nutty coconut frosting. This is a wonderfully rich cake, best if made the day ahead.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, oil, pineapple and vanilla, mix until well blended. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • To make the topping: In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, pecans, butter, evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup coconut. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens. Poke holes in the cake with a fork, then pour the warm mixture over the cake.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterol 27.4mg 9% DV; sodium 144mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2004
This is a great cake. I've made it twice and the second time I added about 2 tbl pineapple juice to the icing. Let the cake cool before pouring on icing and also let the icing cool to "warm". Thanks Jackie! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2006
This was not a good recipe.I made it for my husbands work who eats anything and they ended up throwing it out.Sorry not for me Read More
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2004
This is a great cake. I've made it twice and the second time I added about 2 tbl pineapple juice to the icing. Let the cake cool before pouring on icing and also let the icing cool to "warm". Thanks Jackie! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
I followed this recipe exactly except I did not have the pecans for the topping so I just left them out. It came out fantastic. It was super moist and sweet. Highly recommend. Thank you for posting. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
I think this recipe is really delicious and I was very impressed with it. The frosting is more a glaze then a full blown frosting but tastes delicious. It's absolutely better the next day so make it ahead of time. Great Recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2006
Delicious cake! It is much better the second day so make it a day before you serve it for the best flavor. The changes that I made to lower the fat and calorie contents were halving the sugar in both the cake and topping with Splenda and using 4 oz. pureed bananas (baby food) and 4 oz. canola oil for the fat. I toasted the chopped pecans at 350 for 6 mins. to develop their full flavor. Thanks Jackie for sharing this wonderful recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
Yum! This cake is very moist. The frosting is wonderful & would also be good on a German chocolate cake. The recipe is quick & easy too. A definite keeper. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
OK - there is not a hint of chocolate anywhere NEAR this cake and i STILL love it...it's definitely best made at least 1 day ahead as time goes by the flavors just get brighter and sharper and it's an insanely moist yummy cake. Everyone who tried it at my husband's company potluck just adored it it was very different than any other dessert on the table. I didn't change a thing and will make this - exactly as written - again and again!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
This is excellent and even better the next day!! A keeper for sure! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
I made this cake last night my friends loved it. Wasn't too sweet. But next time I want to try and use fresh ripe pineapple for more of a pineapple flavor and toast the coconut in the oven before adding it to the carnation mixture. Will keep you posted on how that will turn out.... again 5 stars was great and very easy to make. Thankyou for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2009
A delicious light cake with fresh flavor & easy to throw together! Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2006
This was not a good recipe.I made it for my husbands work who eats anything and they ended up throwing it out.Sorry not for me Read More
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