Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Always my grandfather's choice for his birthday cake. Very moist, easy and iced while hot, so a good cake to make when time is short. You can also place the iced cake under the broiler and lightly brown but watch carefully, it burns easily!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Fold in pineapple, eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Pour into greased 13 x9 pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  5. For icing, cook sugar, butter and evaporated milk two minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  6. Add coconut and nuts.
  7. Ice while cake is hot.
Most Helpful

Sorry, but this just didn't do it for me. I followed directions closely and the result was just edible. The directions don't mention the baking soda that is in the ingredient list so I added it with the dry ingredients; perhaps it might be better with baking powder?

Toadflax May 22, 2008

I baked this cake yesterday for desert. I halved the ingredients as there is just the two of us and it made enough to serve 4. The little pieces of pineapple in the cake combined with the coconut in the frosting was just delicious. Rather like a pina colada cake. I would make this again with just a *little* less of the frosting to spread over. Thanks for sharing LonghornMama :)

Kellogs October 18, 2005

We enjoyed the taste of the cake but I did have some problems. Mixing together was easy although I wasn't sure if I was supposed to drain the pineapple for not (I didn't). After baking at about 30 minutes at 325º, the cake was very brown so I took it out at that point and it was fully baked. The icing was easy to make although I am not sure if it was supposed to thicken up or not (it didn't). I poured it over the cake and it covered the cake nicely. There was no pan size so I judged it was a 13x9 by the number of servings. I think I will make this cake again with a few adjustments. Thanks for posting LonghornMama!

Lvs2Cook September 30, 2005