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Pineapple Pecan Cake

"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


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


  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 386 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • Toby's mom
    Dec 6, 2020

    What a lovely, moist, quick cake. I halved the recipe, added 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients, added 1 TBSP grated grated fresh ginger and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract to the wet ingredients, and baked it in an 8-inch-square pan. I didn't make the frosting.

  • visland
    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?

  • countryhearts
    Nov 24, 2012

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

  • kebmod54
    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.

  • Nana To 19
    Dec 18, 2007

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

  • barbaraiw
    Jun 23, 2007

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