Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Aunt sent me this recipe about 15 years ago from the Detroit Free Press. This cake is so-o-o-o-o delicious. Everytime I make this cake, someone always asks for the recipe. It's also easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, do not use mixer, combine flour, sugar, eggs baking soda, pineapple and can juices, walnuts and coconut.
  2. Mix with a wooden spoon until thoroughly moistened and combined.
  3. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until brown on top.
  5. Remove from oven and place on wire rack.
  6. Mix cream cheese and butter together until well blended.
  7. Gradually add confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla.
  8. Spread icing on cake while cake is still warm.
  9. Top with chopped nuts.
  10. Cool cake completely and refrigerate until serving time.
  11. Store leftovers in the refregerator.
  12. Makes about 20 servings.
Most Helpful

I learned how to make this cake when I was 17, from a friend. Back then it was a "secret recipe." I guess it's not-so-secret anymore. Delicious cake :o)

AMbist June 30, 2007

My friend had baked this cake and brought it over, and I LOVED it. Decided to try it out, but i was really disappointed. The cake came out rubbery, difficult to cut. The frosting was great though. I followed the recipe to a T, dont know what went wrong! Maybe I'll give it a second shot since I know it can come out great.

wannabe_chef February 24, 2006

I have made this cake many times and I don't know what RNChef was talking about. This cake is very moist and yummy. RNChef should learn how to cook. You can make a cake without butter or oil & still have it moist. She should follow directions more closely. It's easier to make than a box cake.

CJK January 14, 2006