Get ready to do the hula! Good with cream cheese or sour cream frosting.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 one 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, soda, and flour by hand. Mix in eggs, pineapple with juice. Stir in nuts, and coconut. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 130.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
The Hawaiian Wedding Cake submitted by Olene Grieshop makes my whole body happy! The only thing wrong is it is gone too fast! Everyone in my home goes 'crazy' every time I bake it. Ms. (?) Grieshop did a wonderful thing by deciding to share this one! I tried English walnuts the first time but did not like it as well as the black walnuts in the second one. Perhaps M. Grieshop should add a suggestion to the recipe as to which nuts work better.....? However this 'typo' in no way detracts from the easiness and quickness experienced with baking this cake. Thank you M. Grieshop! Doris Rogers-Ripoll Brandon Florida (to the east of Tampa Bay) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2006
My own review might not be quite accurate since I did change the recipe a bit.. halved it but used only 1/2 cup of sugar and didnt put coconut in the cake itself since I made a coconut streusel topping. The result? Straight out of the oven 20 mins later the cake was like a thick pudding that tasted pineapple-ish and wasnt sweet enough. A bit too moist might have been better if I had let it cool some more. The walnuts were alright but seemed to add an unusual taste to the cake. My topping did turn out quite wonderfully though it consists of 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 2 oz margarine and 1/2 cup of coconut and needs to be baked for 20-25mins so just let the cake bake and take it out to put the topping on then place it back in the oven. I don't think I'll be using this recipe again. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
The Hawaiian Wedding Cake submitted by Olene Grieshop makes my whole body happy! The only thing wrong is it is gone too fast! Everyone in my home goes 'crazy' every time I bake it. Ms. (?) Grieshop did a wonderful thing by deciding to share this one! I tried English walnuts the first time but did not like it as well as the black walnuts in the second one. Perhaps M. Grieshop should add a suggestion to the recipe as to which nuts work better.....? However this 'typo' in no way detracts from the easiness and quickness experienced with baking this cake. Thank you M. Grieshop! Doris Rogers-Ripoll Brandon Florida (to the east of Tampa Bay) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2006
I was so excited to find this recipe on here. My cousin Connie used to make this for us years ago and it always got raves. It brought back many fond memories. The only additions I made were to add 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, and DEFINITELY is best with cream cheese frosting. I use the 'Cream Cheese Frosting II' recipe here on allrecipes and it makes plenty to frost this with. I also sprinkled some toasted coconut on top of the frosted cake. This is so incredibly moist and a snap to make. It feeds a large crowd, they will all oooh and ahhh, and you will go home with an empty cake pan. Great for Hawaiian themed parties or potlucks. This is a must do and also very economical to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
Recipe was very easy and the finished product so moist...but it seemed to lack flavor. Next time I might add a little coconut or almond flavoring. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2004
Nice easy moist cake. Try using 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar instead of all white and adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to boost the flavor depth. It is great with cream cheese frosting too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
This recipe is excellent! It is soo easy and quick. The taste and texture are excellent. I made it with cream cheese frosting and I put a little coconut in the frosting and the whole thing tasted great! I hope everyone at least gives this recipe a shot. Talk about an addicting cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2003
The recipe was easy so easy I was shocked and there's no butter or margarine. The recipe needs a little salt though but otherwise awesome and with the cream cheese icing it's perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2010
I've made a similar version of this recipe that I clipped from some magazine awhile back. It's always a hit and is so easy and delicious. These are the only differences my recipe calls for 2 c sugar 2 tsp baking soda 1 c shredded coconut. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2004
I've just put this cake in the oven and it was all I could do not to eat the batter. I added 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg about a teaspoon of cinnamon the rind of one Orange as well as the juice and about 1 tablespoon of coconut cream. (I can never follow a recipe straight.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
Yummy! I left out the nuts because of an allergy and served it still warm with Cool Whip instead of frosting. My whole family loved it. It is wonderfully easy and tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2006
My own review might not be quite accurate since I did change the recipe a bit.. halved it but used only 1/2 cup of sugar and didnt put coconut in the cake itself since I made a coconut streusel topping. The result? Straight out of the oven 20 mins later the cake was like a thick pudding that tasted pineapple-ish and wasnt sweet enough. A bit too moist might have been better if I had let it cool some more. The walnuts were alright but seemed to add an unusual taste to the cake. My topping did turn out quite wonderfully though it consists of 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 2 oz margarine and 1/2 cup of coconut and needs to be baked for 20-25mins so just let the cake bake and take it out to put the topping on then place it back in the oven. I don't think I'll be using this recipe again. Read More
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