WELCOME CAKE

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

This is a delicious, moist, "from scratch" pineapple pecan cake. We love it (maybe too much!) It's great for pot-lucks or parties. Fair warning: people WILL ask for the recipe! It's named 'Welcome Cake" because it's always welcome wherever it goes.


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Serves:

12 minimum (makes one 9"x13" or two 8"x8" cakes)

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BATTER:

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/2 c
shredded coconut (optional)
1 - 20 oz. can(s)
crushed pineapple, undrained
2 large
eggs, room temperature
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

FROSTING:

1 -8 oz. pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick
butter, room temperature (1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons)
2 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt

SPRINKLE:

1/4 c
chopped pecans
1/4 c
lightly toasted shredded coconut (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place oven rack in center position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
Lightly grease and flour (or spray with Bakers Joy) a 9"x13" pan or two 8"x8"nonreactive pans; set aside.
3
In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry batter ingredients.
4
Pour half of the undrained pineapple into dry ingredients.
5
Into pineapple remaining in can, add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
6
Pour into the bowl and mix until just combined (do not over-mix or it will make the cake tough.)
7
Pour into prepared pan(s) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
8
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting. May let it sit on counter for 1 hour then very loosely cover with foil and refrigerate until cool.
9
To make frosting, place cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl; using electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy.
10
Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla.
11
Starting on low speed, mix until combined; increase speed and beat until smooth.
12
Spread evenly over cool cake; sprinkle with nuts and/or coconut, as desired. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom