Pineapple Cake | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Pineapple Cake

Today, I'm sharing this super easy-to-make Pineapple Cake that's a blast from my past! (And maybe yours too!) I was first introduced to this  easy pineapple cake by a coworker back in the late 80's. But, I rediscovered it this week and I was reminded how easy and delicious it is! This Pineapple Cake is made without any oil or butter, but is amazingly moist. It's also frosted while still warm, which makes it an easy cake to make anytime. When it comes to canned pineapple dessert recipes, this particular pineapple cake recipe is hard to beat!

Pineapple cake on plate with fork

As the weather warms up and everyone starts to enjoy the outdoors, having an easy dessert recipe like Pineapple Cake on hand is essential. This Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is a great choice for summer BBQ's, pot lucks, and picnics!  EVERYONE loves this cake!

How do I make a Pineapple Cake?

It could not be any easier! You don't need any fancy equipment or cake baking skills to make this pineapple cake recipe! It's a dump and mix sort of deal and it always comes out moist and delicious, despite not having any oil or butter in the ingredients.

That's right! Pineapple Cake is made without any oil or butter in the cake.

It's sort of crazy, but it works! 

Pineapple cake in pan

Can I frost a cake while it's still warm?

As if the dump and mix part isn't enough to make this pineapple cake your favorite pineapple cake recipe to prepare...the frosting while warm will win you over! Waiting for a cake to cool before frosting can often mean extra planning, but this Pineapple Cake is frosted shortly after removing from the oven while it's still warm.

Pineapple Cake in pan with cake server

Pineapple Cake with Walnuts

You can make Pineapple Cake without walnuts, but I highly recommend using them. I think they give the cake a better texture and helps even out the sweetness of the pineapple cake itself. 

Pineapple cake on white plate

What can I make with canned pineapple?

Canned pineapple is great in both sweet and savory dishes! I love cooking and baking with canned pineapple. If you like this recipe for pineapple cake, you might want to check out these other recipes below made with canned pineapple too.



Yield: 24 servings

Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Cake is a super easy-to-make cake studded with pineapple and walnuts that uses no oil or butter, but is very moist from the canned pineapple and it's juice. It's frosted with cream cheese icing while warm, making it an easy cake to whip up for any occasion!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 60 mins

ingredients:

For the Pineapple Cake:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in 100% juice (DO NOT DRAIN)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (reserve about a 1/4 cup for top, if desired)
For Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature (can use reduced fat)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9" x 13"  glass baking dish with cooking spray.  Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for cake with a wooden spoon until just combined . Do not over mix.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 min. or until cake tester comes out clean.  
  4. While cake is baking, make the icing by combining the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and salt with an electric mixer. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. 
  5. Once the cake has cooled for 10 - 20 minutes, frost it in pan while still warm.  Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired. 
  6. I put the cake in the refrigerator at this point and allow it to cool completely before serving. 
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2 comments:

  1. your recipe is perfect for potluck and family gatherings

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    1. You are so right! Thanks for stopping by!

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