Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a good brunch or breakfast party cake. With bits of pineapple and coconut, this cake will satisfy the taste for tropical treats.
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice, drained,divided (juice reserved)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds
- 3⁄4 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 container whipped cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
- Combine cake mix, evaporated milk and eggs in large mixing bowl.
- Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
- Stir in 1 cup pineapple.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
- Sprinkle with almonds Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan or wire rack for 15 minutes.
- Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice in small bowl; mix until smooth.
- Spread over warm cake, sprinkle with coconut and remaining pineapple.
- Cool completely before serving.
- Top with whipped cream if desired.
This cake is top notch. I made it the first time for a pot-luck that had a couple people who are lactose intolerant so I substituted the milk for peach puree (canned peaches their juice blender) and it was wonderful - people raved! I also omitted the nuts, used a Duncan Heinz Pineapple cake mix (no dairy!), and toasted coconut on top is a must!
The second time I made it with the milk. Then, I took the juice from the pineapple and reduced in the microwave to intensify the flavor, used that and a dash of salt to make the glaze - that glaze was awesome! I prefer the cake make with peach puree rather than milk because the texture was light and airy. I think peaches are the perfect complement to pineapple and if you have not tried putting peaches in pineapple cake then your missing something wonderful :)
A really yummy cake!
I find that most crushed pineapple now comes in 15 oz cans, but this recipe calls for a 20 oz can. Do you buy 2 15-oz cans and try to figure out how much is the right amount?