Pineapple Sheet Cake Recipe

4.5 54 42
Pineapple Sheet Cake Recipe
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Pineapple Sheet Cake Recipe

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4.5 54 42
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This sheet cake is perfect for serving to a crowd. It keeps so well that you can easily prepare it a day ahead and it will stay moist. I often bring it to church potlucks, and I have yet to take much of it home. —Kim Miller Spiek, Sarasota, Florida
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions

In a large bowl, combine cake ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cool.
For icing, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cake and sprinkle with nuts. Yield: about 24 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Rotate pan halfway through baking time for an even cake.
  • Don't worry if the top of this cake looks dark; it's not overbaked. Cakes with large amounts of baking soda in them tend to darken because the soda is a browning agent.
  • Beat batter just until smooth. Overbeating can cause tunnels to form in the cake.
  • Originally published as Pineapple Sheet Cake in Country Extra January 1992, p51

    Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 315 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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    • CAKE:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup chopped nuts
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
    • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
    • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
    1. In a large bowl, combine cake ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cool.
    2. For icing, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cake and sprinkle with nuts. Yield: about 24 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Rotate pan halfway through baking time for an even cake.
  • Don't worry if the top of this cake looks dark; it's not overbaked. Cakes with large amounts of baking soda in them tend to darken because the soda is a browning agent.
  • Beat batter just until smooth. Overbeating can cause tunnels to form in the cake.
  • Originally published as Pineapple Sheet Cake in Country Extra January 1992, p51

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    Angela User ID: 9467006 288072
    Reviewed May. 22, 2018

    "Absolutely delicious! I did it in a 13 x 9 pan as I didn't have the larger pan. Baked about 6 minutes longer. Added just a tad more sugar to the cake. Even adding the sugar didn't make the cake overly sweet. The frosting is perfect! I'll be making this again and again. Thank you!!"

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    JoycemRhodes User ID: 6846874 287658
    Reviewed May. 10, 2018

    "I have baked this cake many times. Very, very good. easy to put together. Always get wonderful comments and it's not expensive to make. Wonderful option for big gatherings."

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    liz424 User ID: 4459736 287605
    Reviewed May. 8, 2018

    "Love this cake, easy to make. My version used a 9x13 pan and cooking times a little different, but the same ingredients. Years ago a coworker made this cake for us...delicious. She called it BEST cake. I've made this a lot, however I think the best part is the frosting."

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    Barb User ID: 9460812 287550
    Reviewed May. 7, 2018

    "Unbelievable - how bad can cake be! This has to be the worst cake I've ever made! While it was baking, my husband asked "what the heck is that smell?" It did not taste like pineapple - actually had no identifying taste at all. Such a waste of ingredients. I am discarding it all and chalk it up for "don't believe the hype" . I gave it one star because of the simplicity and nothing else! ??"

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    Rachal User ID: 9460766 287544
    Reviewed May. 6, 2018

    "Everyone saying it doesn’t rise I use self rising flue works every time."

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    Kpsherman User ID: 7829093 286806
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2018

    "We've had this recipe in the family for years. AWESOME cake. It isn't dry because the pineapple gives it moisture. If it didn't rise, you should check your baking soda."

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    lvarner User ID: 35803 278619
    Reviewed Dec. 3, 2017

    "The cake and frosting both taste good. However, the cake was too thin for me - I like a thicker cake so baked it again using a 13x9x2 inch pan with better results (but it was still a thinner cake than I prefer). I also found that I needed to double the amount of nuts (to 1 cup) for sprinkling over the top of cake (it did not seem generous enough using just 1/2 cup). I sprinkled some toasted coconut on top of the cake too for added flavor and texture."

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    Susan User ID: 9293531 276719
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2017

    "The cake never rose. Since I had no time to remake anything else, I cut it up into "chewy pineapple bars". Everyone said it tasted good, but it didn't resemble anything like a cake."

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    mamazon User ID: 5170730 269972
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

    "Super easy to make and tastes good. Perfect for a last minute dessert. I cheated and used ready-made cream cheese frosting."

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    Jeanne253 User ID: 6235334 267671
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2017

    "This cake is delicious. It is easy, and scrumptious!"

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