Hawaiian pineapple cake

Hawaiian Pineapple Cake is a tropical and flavorful dessert that captures the essence of the islands with the sweet and juicy taste of pineapple. This moist and delightful cake often incorporates pineapple in various forms, delivering a burst of sunshine in every bite.

To prepare Hawaiian Pineapple Cake, a typical recipe involves combining ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, and crushed pineapple. The crushed pineapple adds moisture and a natural sweetness to the batter. The mixture is then poured into a baking pan and baked until golden and springy to the touch.

Once the cake has cooled, it is often topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. This frosting not only complements the pineapple flavor but also adds a creamy and tangy element to the cake.

Some variations of Hawaiian Pineapple Cake may include additional ingredients like shredded coconut or chopped nuts, enhancing the tropical theme and providing extra texture to the cake. Hawaiian Pineapple Cake is a popular choice for gatherings, potlucks, or as a sweet treat to transport you to a sun-kissed paradise with its delightful combination of pineapple goodness and moist cake texture.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 x 20 oz / 570 g canned crushed pineapple in its own juice (do not filter the juice)
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For the Frosting:

  • 1 x 8 ounces / 225 g soft cream cheese
  • 1 cup / ½ cup / 115 g, softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar (powdered)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and grease a 9 x 13 inch (33 cm x 23 cm) baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, crushed pineapple (with juice), coconut, and walnuts. Use your hand to blend until well combined.
  3. Transfer the baking mixture to the greased baking pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Cool completely in the pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend with a mixer until smooth.
  6. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the cake and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  7. Cut into 24 servings and serve immediately, or wrap the cake (uncut) and refrigerate before serving.

Enjoy your delicious cake!

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