the original easiest pineapple cake

★★★★★ 106 Reviews
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

I love one-bowl recipes, and this one is no exception. You spread the cream cheese frosting over it while it’s still hot. The frosting melts and seeps into the cake making it a little gooey and dense.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Members Choice!!! Super easy to make with simple ingredients, this pineapple cake is going to become a go-to dessert. The cake is super moist and has a tropical feel with the pineapple. The trick is putting the cream cheese icing on the cake while it is warm. The icing then seeps into the cake and is the perfect sweet complement. We sprinkled the optional pecans and loved the crunch it adds. Garnishing each piece of the cake with coconut is wonderful... add as little or as much as you like. That this to a potluck and watch it disappear.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 106 Reviews
serves 15
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the original easiest pineapple cake

  • THERE IS NO BUTTER OR OIL IN THE CAKE, BUT SO AS NOT TO MISLEAD ANYONE, THERE IS BUTTER IN THE FROSTING
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple (undrained) in its own juice - not syrup, 20 oz.
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts, optional
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1/2 c
    butter or 1 stick
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened, 8 oz.
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • shredded coconut for garnish, optional

How To Make the original easiest pineapple cake

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure to use pineapple in the juice and not heavy syrup. The heavy syrup will cause the cake to burn.
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cake ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    2
    Put all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mixing ingredients together.
    3
    Mix all of the cake ingredients together.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    4
    Pour into a greased 9X13 inch pan.
  • Cake baked until golden brown.
    5
    Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes (until the top is golden brown).
  • Butter, cream cheese, and vanilla beat together.
    6
    For the frosting: Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla together until creamy.
  • Mixing in the powdered sugar.
    7
    Gradually mix in powdered sugar.
  • Frosting in a bowl.
    8
    Blend until frosting is mixed well.
  • Frosting spread over warm cake.
    9
    Frost cake with cream cheese frosting while still warm.
  • Chopped nuts sprinkled on the cake.
    10
    Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.
  • A bite taken from the Pineapple Cake.
    11
    Enjoy!
  • https://youtu.be/hFdLBNPlKz8
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