Very moist cake that is very good for a pot luck dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
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). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 1/2 cups of the white sugar together. Stir in the beaten eggs and the pineapple with juice and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pour Buttery Milk Syrup over top of cake while still warm.

  • To Make Buttery Milk Syrup: In a sauce pan combine the butter or margarine, evaporated milk, vanilla, and 1/2 cup white sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour over cake while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 32.3mg 11% DV; sodium 153.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (87)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2003
I didn't even make the syrup cause I didn't have some of the ingredients and this cake was AWESOME. VERY moist and VERY flavourful and SO simple. Nothing more than throwing ingredients in a bowl! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2009
I am stunned at this cake it taste more like pineapple bread. It is very heavy and dense being an experience home baker over 36 years I should have known better when I didn't view any oil trust shortening or butter in the recipe. I did not due the sugary icing trust me you would do better if you purchase a yellow cake mix and dump the pineapple in it.....will never make this again a real disappointment...... Read More
(8)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2003
I didn't even make the syrup cause I didn't have some of the ingredients and this cake was AWESOME. VERY moist and VERY flavourful and SO simple. Nothing more than throwing ingredients in a bowl! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2003
Simple and delicious! I've made this cake for a luau party and for a company potluck and got rave reviews each time. I topped mine with canned whipped cream and sprinkled it with pecans for presentation. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2007
This cake was very good and made even more delicious when I used the Cool Whip topping from the Mandarin Orange cake recipe from the site instead of the butter glaze. It added the extra pineapple flavor that some have said was missing. It is insanely easy to prepare and comes out very moist. My SIL said it was her new favorite cake! I got rave reviews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2003
Loved this cake my kids actually thought it was pineapple bread. Took this to a church potluck and the dish came back clean. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
i had a can of crushed pineapple so i figured 'what the hey'. i added some lime juice and zest i had leftover from something else. wow! so rich and most and decadent my boyfriend ate most of them that day my friend consumed the rest the next evening. when my boyfriend's mother was comming to town i asked what i could make her he said 'make that pineapple cake again!'. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
I made this cake with fresh pineapple and used my blender to chop it into small pieces and I only had 8 oz of it so I decided to use a tin of mandarin slices in light syrup which made up the difference to get 20 oz of pineapple. I did not have evaporated milk and used half and half instead. The cake came out great and the glaze was perfect! Adding that tin of mandarin slices was such a hit! I'll make this one again for sure. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
These are great as individual cup cakes! Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
10/26/2009
I am stunned at this cake it taste more like pineapple bread. It is very heavy and dense being an experience home baker over 36 years I should have known better when I didn't view any oil trust shortening or butter in the recipe. I did not due the sugary icing trust me you would do better if you purchase a yellow cake mix and dump the pineapple in it.....will never make this again a real disappointment...... Read More
(8)