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granny cake

(167 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stephanie Dodd
Kansas City, MO

My mother has been making this cake for 30 years. It takes minimal time to prepare and is so very moist!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

After one bite of this cake, you'll know why this recipe is going to be your go-to for any potluck. The evaporated milk and butter mixture that gets poured over the hot cake makes each slice very moist. We love the crunchy buttery topping. Whether you serve this super easy to prepare cake warm or chilled, it's going to be a big hit.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(167 ratings)
yield 8 - 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For granny cake

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple in its own juice (including juice), 20 oz.
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 stick
  • 1 tsp

How To Make granny cake

  • Sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, and pineapple mixed together in a bowl.
    Mix the sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, and pineapple together. Pour into a 9 x 13" pan.
  • Brown sugar and chopped pecans sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle the top with one cup brown sugar and one cup chopped pecans.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Evaporated milk, sugar, margarine, and vanilla in a saucepan.
    Cook the following ingredients until mixture comes to a rolling boil: 1 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 c sugar, 1 stick margarine, and 1 tsp of vanilla.
  • Pouring milk mixture over the hot cake.
    After the cake has baked and right out of the oven, pour the cooked milk mixture over the entire cake. This is so delicious!!!
  • Granny Cake ready to be sliced.
    Should be kept refrigerated. This cake does freeze nicely.