Debbie Thurmond Recipe

Pineapple Do Nothing Cake

By Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond


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Debbie's Story

This is an easy cake that always gets rave reviews! I don't remember where I originally got this recipe, but it is one I have been making for years. It is so hard not to have seconds with this one.

Ingredients

PINEAPPLE CAKE
2 c
self- rising flour
2 c
sugar
2
large eggs, slightly beaten
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple (20 oz)
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
WARM COCONUT PECAN ICING
1 stick
butter
1 c
sugar
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1 1/2 c
shredded coconut
1 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Pineapple Cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking oil.
2
Mix the flour and the sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla and the can of undrained crushed pineapple and mix until well blended with electric mixer on medium speed.
3
Pour the pineapple mixture into the prepared 9 x 13 pan and bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Be very careful not to overbake.
4
For the icing, add butter, sugar and evaporated milk together in a heavy saucepan.
5
Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring CONSTANTLY. Once mixture begins to boil, cook until mixture thickens ( about 7 to 10 minutes). When thickened, remove from heat.
6
Stir in 1 ½ cups coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans. Pour out onto warm cake and spread over the top.
7
Enjoy! This is wonderful either served while still warm or cooled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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14 Comments

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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Aug 1, 2013
Oh, wow! Yes Joanie! You must add whatever you normally add to plain flour to make it rise, baking soda or powder and a touch of salt. Sorry that happened to you.
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xxxxx xxxxx Joanie7
Jul 31, 2013
If you are not using self rising flour you have to add 1 teaspoon of baking soda or you will have a flat, chewy cake like I did.
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Oct 26, 2012
Hey Diane! I am so sorry to be just getting back to you. I think it is the normal amount of salt and baking powder that you would usually use with your regular flour.
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Diane McGettigan Diane_McGettigan
Oct 3, 2012
What can I add to regular flour to make it like self-rising flour?
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Aug 20, 2012
So glad! :)