Try this Easiest Pineapple Cake recipe and see if it is one that you and your family want to keep handy in order to have it whenever you are in the mood.
When I was little, we used to visit the Dominican Republic every single year, no fail. We would go as a mission trip to a little church that my dad had helped develop years prior, so every year we would head over and take them supplies, clothes and books. As the time went by, the kids who we would bring supplies to grew up and began to hang out with us more. We could no longer stay in the homes of church members because those kids were grown and required more space.
So one year, my dad looked up an all inclusive resort in Punta Cana. It was a gorgeous hotel, full of luxuriously beautiful decorations and fountains and rooms. The whole thing was positively gorgeous and really, did not compare to staying at anyone’s house. We had tons of food to ourselves, the pool which was amazing and a beautiful room. We were in heaven. Our favorite thing about this stay was the all-inclusive FOOD! There was deliciousness everywhere you turned, from the snacks at the bar to the dinner hour. Our favorite treat was a pineapple cake that was out of this world, amazing! I have made this over and over again!
The cake in this resort was unlike any other I have ever tried, therefore when I got a little older and into cooking, I decided to give it a try. Guys, you will not believe how unbelievably easy this is. Simple, full of amazing flavors and totally delicious, this dessert is absolutely amazing! The presentation is gorgeous…so much so, that a young bride asked me to make it for her beach wedding reception! I gladly did and it was a hit!
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 2 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1 – 20 oz can of crushed pineapple ( undrained ) in it’s own juice – not syrup
- 1 c chopped nuts, optional
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 1/2 c butter or 1 stick
- 1 – 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 c confectioners’ sugar
- coconut for garnish – optional
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Mix all of the cake ingredients together in a bowl.
Pour into a greased 9X13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 35 – 40 minutes (until top is golden brown).
Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla together until creamy.
Gradually mix in powdered sugar.
Frost cake with cream cheese frosting while still warm.
Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.