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Pineapple Pecan Cake Recipe

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"A friend told me that this is the best cake he's ever eaten," reports field editor Fern Eleson of Whitney, Nebraska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 386 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and baking soda. Combine eggs and pineapple; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Pecan Cake in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p67


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visland User ID: 8699391 241821
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I like the cake, but I can't get the center to bake. I've left it in for about 40 minutes at 350. The center drops after removing from oven. I hate to leave it in longer and get the outside area too dark. I may try draining the pineapple. Any suggestions?"

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countryhearts User ID: 805142 16669
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Excellent! It's become a family favorite and guests always ask for the recipe."

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kebmod54 User ID: 1624334 19695
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Liked it very much and have shared the recipe with others. They all say it is very delicious and plan on making it again. It's a winner."

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Nana To 19 User ID: 2595425 19693
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2007

"This sounds like my carrot (1 cup) cake recipe."

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