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Quick One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

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With tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut, and a vanilla cream cheese frosting, you can’t go wrong with this easy cake!
Quick One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

This quick-prep, one-bowl pineapple cake will delight your friends and family. Easy enough for non-bakers, this delicious cake turns out perfect every time. With tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut and a vanilla cream cheese frosting, you can’t go wrong with this easy cake!

One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

Ingredients For Pineapple Cake

To make this tropical delight, you need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Sweetened shredded coconut
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Chopped walnuts

Quick One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

How To Make One-Bowl Pineapple Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Put all cake ingredients in a large bowl and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool down completely.
  5. Make the frosting: using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese together until combined. Add the vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.

Spread the frosting over the cool cake and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.

One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

Can This Cake Be Made Ahead Of Time?

Yes! You can make it a day ahead. It tastes even better the day after! Just make sure to keep it in the fridge.

How Do I Store Leftovers?

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can I Freeze This Cake?

Yes, you can freeze it for up to 3 months without the frosting. Frost the cake once it thaws out completely.

Quick One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

Quick One-Bowl Pineapple Cake Delight

With tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut, and a vanilla cream cheese frosting, you can’t go wrong with this easy cake!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 15 SERVINGS
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Oven
  • Hand held or stand mixer

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice (unsweetened)
  • cup sweetened shredded coconut

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Put all cake ingredients in a large bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool down completely.
  • Make the frosting: using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese together until combined. Add the vanilla extract and confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Spread the frosting over the cool cake and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make This Cake Without Nuts?

Of course, you can omit the nuts if you are allergic or don’t like them.

What If I Don’t Have A 9×13-inch Baking Dish?

You can use two 8-inch round or square pans, or a similar size baking dish, but adjust the baking time accordingly.

Can I Use Fresh Pineapple Instead Of Canned?

Yes, you can. Chop it finely, make sure you measure out the 20 oz, and add the juice rendered.

Is There A Substitute For Cream Cheese In The Frosting?

You can use mascarpone cheese or thick Greek yogurt for a similar texture. Keep in mind the flavor will be slightly different.

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