Milky Tropical Cake

    1 hour

    This is a fruity tropical cake like no other! The ingredients are very simple but the secret is to let the milky icing soak into the cake.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 600g tinned crushed pineapple with juice
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (250ml) evaporated milk
    • 1 cup (90g) shredded coconut
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

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

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 20x30cm baking dish. Combine the flour, bicarb soda, salt and 2 cups sugar; set aside.
    2. Beat the eggs and add them to the flour mixture. Then stir in the crushed pineapple and juice until just blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
    4. To make icing: In a medium saucepan bring to a boil the 1 cup white sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Boil for 2 minutes, watching carefully to be sure it doesn't burn. Stir the mixture frequently while cooking. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut and pecans. Beat until it cools to lukewarm then pour over the cooled cake.

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    I use a variation of this recipe and it is fabulous! I add all the listed ingredients together including the coconut and nuts, minus the milk. Bake for 40 minutes until carmelized/browning on top. Cool. Mix 2 cups powdered sugar with one 8oz package of cream cheese and frost. It's a huge family favorite.  -  11 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I really enjoyed making this cake. It stays in the pan it was cooked in and the toping just pours over the cake, no icing process needed. Everyone loved it and asked for it to be made again for the next day!  -  25 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Oh my goodness, this cake is to die for! I only put 1 cup of sugar in the cake and used regular milk in the sauce, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. My whole family loved this cake. Beware, it's addicting!  -  19 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)