Hawaiian Cake

Hawaiian Cake Recipe

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Melissa Snow


This tropical cake tastes even better the second day.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 to 12
10 Min
35 Min


  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 c
    sour cream
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 20 oz
    can, rushed pineapple in juice
  • 3/4 c
    chopped macadamia or flaked coconut

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    chopped macadamia nuts, pineapple slices, and strawberry halves for garnish(optional)

How to Make Hawaiian Cake


  1. In a large bowl cream sugar and butter. Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon. Slowly beat in dry ingredients into creamed mixture. The batter will be stiff.
  3. Stir in pineapple with juice and nuts or coconut(deciding which you use).
  4. Divide batter into 2 9-inch greased round cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until cake tests done. Cool in pans for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans onto cooling rack.
  5. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  6. Place one cake layer inverted on cake plate. Frost the top. Place the other layer on top right side up. Frost the top and the sides of the cake. Sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts. Garnish with pineapple slices and sliced strawberries if you prefer.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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