Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Pineapple cake is lovely and moist and sweet, perfect for a snack with tea or coffee. This recipe has a cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 (450g) tin crushed pineapple with juice
    • 250g cream cheese
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar and bicarb soda. Make a well in the center and add the eggs, vanilla and crushed pineapple with liquid from tin. Mix well to blend.
    3. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
    4. To make the icing: in a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until creamy. Spread on warm cake.

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    Terrible! an absolute disaster never cooked properly was sticky like glue. Will not make again unless I make some changes to the recipe. I noticed that most people who gave this four or five stars made alterations to the original recipe.  -  17 Jun 2017


    Oddly enough, it was another Catherine who gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago...she called it "Chop Suey Cake," she guessed because it's so speedy, she said. The recipe is not misprinted--there is no oil or fat in the cake, so do not feel compelled to add it. For those who insist a cake requires fat, think of angel food cakes! This is a delicious cake, very moist, full of pineapple flavor. "My" Catherine's recipe also included a cup of chopped nuts. Thanks, Catherine, for posting this bit of nostalgia.  -  24 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake was AWESOME. Incredibly moist and great flavor. A previous review stated a cake needs oil, which I agree, so I added 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and it turned out great. I reserved a small portion of the crushed pineapples and added it to the frosting along with coconut flakes. Everything was perfect. My family and Fiance loved it. I will make this cake again...  -  14 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)