Sarah Paterson-Farrand Recipe

Anti-Crabby Cake

By Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats

Makes 9x13 pan
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I'm sure there is an official name to this cake, but I grew up with it only being called anti-crabby cake because no matter how you were feeling, this cake always made you feel better. It still does the trick for me! It is simple, unique, and delicious!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Crabbiness be gone! This cake will win you over with its sweet pineapple and super moist texture. Absolutely fab.


1 can(s)
crushed pineapple in 100% juice (large can - 20oz) - do not drain
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
large eggs
2 tsp
baking soda
8 oz
cream cheese, room temp
1 stick
unsalted butter, room temp
2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
2 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put all cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and blend by hand to combine. No need to bust out the beaters for this one, but you can if you want to!
Pour mixture into a 9x13 glass pan. You do not need to grease, flour, spray, etc. Trust me.. it comes out perfect without! Bake 30-40 minutes until just golden and baked through.
You'll want to frost the cake while still warm, so prepare your frosting as your cake bakes. You can frost when cooled all the way, too, but it is just easier to frost warmer. Simply add your frosting ingredients into a large bowl and beat until combined and smooth.
Spread the frosting on the warm cake right in the pan. Let cool, then refrigerate. Serve cold and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Mary Myers MMMyers
Sunday at 4:58 PM
I make this cake all the time. I use just a plain old aluminum cake pan. I Never spray, butter or flour the pan. I have never had this cake stick.
Michele LeGrand exermom
Sunday at 4:14 PM
It appears to have good flavor. However, the cake really stuck, even tho I sprayed the pan with non-stick spray. I did try putting a little in another cup and didn't spray it. Boy, did that one stick!
Sandra Coomer scoomer46
May 7, 2015
I made this cake again for my daughter-in-law. She had pineapple tidbits on hand instead of crushed pineapple and it works just as well. In fact, I think I prefer it with the slightly larger pieces of pineapple. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Charlene Lombardo MadelynsGram
May 6, 2015
I have made this cake quite a few times. It is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make.
Shannon Johnson sputnika
May 6, 2015
I have made this exactly as the recipe is written for the third time. I love, love, love it! I took it to work one day and it disappeared quickly. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!