Top Me Twice Cake

"This is a luscious tasting cake. Has a tropical feel with the pineapple and coconut. This recipe came from th Pillsbury Bake Off Dessert Cookbook from the 1980's."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 nine inch square cake




  • BATTER: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease the bottom only of a 9-inch square pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add crushed pineapple, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat at lowest speed till blended, beat medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flaked coconut, and pecans to make the topping.
  • Sprinkle the top of the cake evenly with the topping.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Just before cake is done prepare the sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over warm cake.
  • Cool before serving.
  • SAUCE: In a small saucepan, melt butter.
  • Blend in cream, sugar, and vanilla extract.

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  1. As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I would have to make it. I'm a pushover for anything with pineapple in it. As far as I can see the only thing wrong with the recipe is it only makes a 9in cake! It was gone too quick. I think it can be doubled and baked in a 13x9in pan. But I would leave the sauce as it is, for there was plenty of it for the 9in cake. This is a recipe that will go in my favorites section!!!
  2. This cake is wonderful! Very moist and tasty. The pineapple taste is sort of lost to the coconut so next time I think I'll use a little more. But it is REALLY an excellent cake.
  3. Out of curiousity I looked for this recipe because it was my boss's favorite cake I used to make for our office parties back in the 60's. I wanted to see if it had made it to the internet yet. I have recipes that my mother handed down to me that have made it. I am 77. She would be over 100.
  4. When I make this cake I take out one cup of white flour and add one cup of whole wheat flour. And I never make this unless I am going to share it with company because I could just sit down and eat the whole cake.
  5. This is a great cake! INstead of making the cake portion from scratch, I used a yellow box cake to save time. I made it in a 9x13 pan and used a one cup of pineapple juice instead of the water the box recipe called for. I also doubled the coconut topping to sprinkle on top. I can't believe how many compliments I've gotten. This will be a recipe I will use again and again.


I live in to Jacksonville, FL with my husband, 2 daughters (17 and 11), 4 cats, and 2 dogs. My favorite things to make are cookies/bars and pound cakes. I have had a great time cooking since discovering Recipezaar January 2002. This is a picture of my youngest cat, Lily. She is my sweet sweet little baby.
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