Southern Pineapple Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 cake
This Southern Pineapple Cake is amazingly moist and delicious. The best part is it's so easy to make and even easier to eat and enjoy.
  • For the Cake:
  • 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:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • ½ 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) and beat until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 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.
  6. The mixture will thicken slightly.
  7. Removed baked cake from oven and poke holes all over the top using a wooden chopstick or the tines of a large serving fork.
  8. Spread topping evenly over top of warm cake and let cool.
  9. Slice and serve!
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