Best Pineapple Cake

"A cake without shortening, oil or butter but moist sweet and simple to make from scratch. Is fun to bake and take or serve at home to friends and family. The recipe is always requested whenever I bring it to a gathering."
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  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Either us a hand mixer or beat by hand until well blended. Bake in a greased and floured 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  • Icing:

  • a cream cheese frosting is good but this cake needs only powdered sugar.

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  1. stormylee
    Yummy cake! Halved the recipe and used 3/4 cup sugar (half brown, half white) and this was still plenty sweet. Very quick to put together and also tasted great warm. Thank you for sharing!
  2. Jubie
    Good quick cake recipe. Nothing fantastic, just a good dessert. I made according to recipe. Served with cool whip. It would be good frosted as stated.
  3. barb1817
    This has been my stand-by cake for years. I use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar which works better for me. Also, I use the same base recipe, minus the pineapple and add 3/4 to 1 cup low-fat buttermilk and 3 or 4 mashed bananas. You'll never make another banana cake recipe again. Yummy !!!!
  4. Geniale Genie
    Wowie! This cake literally takes 2 minutes to put together... I had time to prepare the cake AND do the dishes before the oven was preheated!!! My can of pineapple was 19oz, but it worked out fine. I significantly reduced the sugar: used only 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup (scant) of brown sugar - you do taste the eggs quite a bit though. With the absence of fat and the reduced sugar, this cake is quite healthy. I omitted the walnuts because I was all out... Will try with whole wheat flour next time. I only had to bake it 30 minutes, at which point it was perfectly golden all around. I'm stacking up on crushed pineapple for emergency comfort-food cravings! Thanks Chef :)
  5. Milkmans Daughter
    Oh my goodness...this cake is delicious! I believe it is my new favorite! Can't wait to take it to the next potluck. My daughter said the cream cheese frosting makes it even better, so I guess I can't make it without that. Thanks for a great recipe.


  1. Wild Squirrel
    This is called Best Cake for a reason, as we found it to be quite good. It doesn't get much easier than mixing all of the ingredients in one bowl. I iced with a cream cheese frosting topped with walnuts. The cake didn't make it long before it was devoured. UPDATE 7/16/09 - made this again with a few changes - used whole white wheat flour, reduced sugar to 1.5 cups, and dusted with powdered sugar instead of the cream cheese icing. The kids didn't like it without the cream cheese icing, but it hit the spot for me as a lower calorie dessert option. And, got 20 pieces out of a 10X13 glass baking dish. Baked 40 minutes at 350 and came out perfect.



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