Crispy Top Pineapple Pound Cake

Renae McVay


We love pound cakes in our family, so I came up with this one to celebrate Spring. It has been a big hit with my folks!

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12 or more


20 Min


1 Hr




1 box duncan hines pineapple supreme cake mix
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 regular box vanilla instant pudding
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup granola cereal
5 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans chopped
about 4 or 5 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved from the can of crushed pineapple
approx. 1/2 box confectioner's sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Heavily grease and flour a heavy metal bundt pan .
Evenly sprinkle the granola, then pecans, then brown sugar in the bottom of the cake pan. Then dot the margarine around on top of that.
Next whisk together the dry cake mix and instant pudding mix. Then add crushed pineapple (minus 4 or 5 tablespoons of juice reserved in a small mixing bowl). Don't drain the pineapple. Add oil, eggs and mix thoroughly with electric mixer.
Pour cake batter evenly around into cake pan and place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake for approx. 45 min. to an hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Allow cake to stand just long enough for sides to pull away from the pan, then turn out onto a cake plate.
Whisk together the pineapple juice and sugar. Add the sugar gradually until the icing is a thick but pourable glaze. After the cake has cooled a little while, drizzle the glaze over the entire cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy