Pineapple Do Nothing Cake

Debbie Thurmond Recipe

By Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond

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.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Cook Time:

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

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.
  • Comments

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    Debra Hughes medeb - Jan 11, 2011
    I for one will not be the "do nothing" .. I WILL BAKE THIS ONE !!!
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    Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 11, 2011
    Looks delicious...a great dish for our monthly church potluck....
    Thanks Debbie!!
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    Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond - Jan 11, 2011
    This is soooooo good, but soooooo easy. That is my favorite kind of recipe.
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    kathy thralls 1mywoowoo1 - Jan 16, 2011
    I made this recipe and it is wonderful! Since my husband is not a coconut fan I just added the pecans to the icing and then added chopped machino cherries to the top. It was the first time I have ever made 7 minute icing (which I think should be named 12 minute icing!) Also, mine came out more like a bar than a cake but like I said before it is a wonderful recipe and definately a keeper! Thanks!
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    Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond - Jan 17, 2011
    So glad it worked out for you without the coconut. I have never tried it that way, but will have to try it sometime.