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bingo cake (aka hawaiian fruit cake)

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a recipe by
Jim Pentland
Somerset, NJ

This was a cake my mom used to make when her and my dad had to work Bingo when my sister and I were in Catholic school. People would reserve pieces before the kitchen even opened and was always the first thing sold out! The best part is you ice the cake when it's hot so the icing becomes part of the cake as it cools! This is super easy, and always pleases any crowd! I will hopefully have pictures up soon!

★★★★★ 1
serves 10-12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bingo cake (aka hawaiian fruit cake)

  • 1 can
    20 oz. can unsweetened crushed pineapple (do not drain!)
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 stick
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp

How To Make bingo cake (aka hawaiian fruit cake)

  • 1
    Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • 2
    Hand mix all ingredients. Grease 9"x13" GLASS baking dish. Add mixture to baking dish and bake for about 35 minutes.
  • 3
    For Frosting, let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature. Cream all ingredients together until smooth.
  • 4
    Remove cake from oven, leaving it in the glass dish. Poke small holes randomly around the top of cake (I use a chopstick) and frost the cake while it is still hot.
  • 5
    Cool cake at room temperature, then refrigerate.