This is a strange name for a cake, but it is very good.

Carol

Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
12 cup Bundt pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 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 and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.

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  • Measure flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, oil, eggs, vanilla into mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Stir in pineapple with juice, bananas, and pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake in oven for about 70 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack or plate after cooling for 20 minutes. Cool, and ice with cream cheese icing.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 57.7g 19% DV; fat 26.7g 41% DV; cholesterol 39.9mg 13% DV; sodium 188.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
A great recipes....made even better with a few modifications to suit my taste. I reduced the vegetable oil to 3/4 cup and added 1/2 cup buttermilk. I also added about 3/4 cup coconut. Instead of dicing the bananas, I mashed them. I used two 8" round cake pans greased, floured, and the bottoms lined with parchment paper - I baked at 350F for approx 35-40 min. After the cakes cooled I assembled the layer cake, frosting the layers with cream cheese frosting and garnishing the side of the cake with more shredded coconut. Thanks Carol for sharing this great recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2003
Sorry there is just tooooo much "Hoopla" going on about this cake. I found it totally un-eventfull. It was easily passed over at christmas many times I might add. Definitly no ooohs and ahhhs. It was ok but thats simply it........OK Read More
(19)
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
A great recipes....made even better with a few modifications to suit my taste. I reduced the vegetable oil to 3/4 cup and added 1/2 cup buttermilk. I also added about 3/4 cup coconut. Instead of dicing the bananas, I mashed them. I used two 8" round cake pans greased, floured, and the bottoms lined with parchment paper - I baked at 350F for approx 35-40 min. After the cakes cooled I assembled the layer cake, frosting the layers with cream cheese frosting and garnishing the side of the cake with more shredded coconut. Thanks Carol for sharing this great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
I had been wanting to make this cake for a while so I was happy to find the recipe. I read the reviews first and noticed a lot of others thought reducing the oil was a good idea. I wanted to use apple sauce instead of oil anyway so I thought I would use 1 to 1 1/4 cups apple sauce in place of the oil. I however only had 3/4 cup apple sauce so I used it and also added 1/4 cup oil. I used 3 9" pans instead of the bundt pan as well then frosted it with cream cheese frosting and pressed additional nuts into the frosting. The cake turned out wonderful got a lot of compliments. But next time I will use 1 1/4 cups apple sauce and no oil. This will cut down on the fat and makes for a very moist and tasty cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2006
A very heavy and dense cake but the taste was quite good. As others suggested I reduced the amount of oil to 1/4 cup and added a cup of apple sauce. As well I greased and then dusted my bundt pan with cinnamon sugar. This gave the cake a nice sweet surface so no icing was necessary. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
This is a wonderful recipe.....I did cut the oil down to 3/4 cup as per another review. I also added a cinnamon/nut topping. I used 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon mixed together and sprinkled it evenly in the bottom of the pan before I poured the batter in. After it cooled I drizzled the cake with a lemon glaze. Co-workers and family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2005
Cake was good. I would also recommend reducing the oil like the other reviews mentioned. The oil seeped through my cardboard cake round. Next time I make it in addition to less oil I will try one banana instead of two more pineapple and possibly some coconut or coconut flour and add some nutmeg and allspice. It is definately still good as is but it tastes like a lighter banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
I chose this recipe over the others listed b/c it called for the pineapple juice..I thought this would make it very moist. I was right...this was THE BEST! I also used the cream cheese frosting from the other recipe listed. My neighbor raved & asked for a copy of the recipe. Thanks for a great & easy cake to make! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2003
Sorry there is just tooooo much "Hoopla" going on about this cake. I found it totally un-eventfull. It was easily passed over at christmas many times I might add. Definitly no ooohs and ahhhs. It was ok but thats simply it........OK Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
I love this recipe it is quick easy and taste wonderful also! This is one that you will want to try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
Made this for Thanksgiving and only used half the amount of bananas suggested based on reviews of others that indicated that too much made it taste like banana bread. Also added crushed pineapples to the icing mix for more pineapple taste as well as to keep the icing from being so thin. I had to stop playing hostess to get my husband and myself a piece as it went that quickly. Everyone (reviewers) that thinks it is sweet enough without the icing is certainly missing out on a treat. I made both versions but ended up throwing away half of the the "icing free" version (glad I only made a small heart shaped one). Also followed suggestion to make a topping fo ricing out of cinnamon brown sugar and pecans. That was superb. Will definitely make again. Read More
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