Pineapple Cake with Coconut Pecan Icing

    55 minutes

    This is a beautiful cake, moist and sweet and with a nutty coconut icing. It's even better the next day.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
    • 550g tinned crushed pineapple, with juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 125g butter
    • 150ml evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup shredded coconut

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking pan.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, bicarb soda and salt. Add the eggs, oil, pineapple and vanilla, mix until well blended. Pour into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    4. To make the topping: In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, pecans, butter, evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup coconut. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens. Poke holes in the cake with a fork then pour the warm mixture over the cake.

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    This is a great cake. I've made it twice and the second time I added about 2 tbl pineapple juice to the icing. Let the cake cool before pouring on icing and also, let the icing cool to "warm". Thanks Jackie !  -  07 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I think this recipe is really delicious and I was very impressed with it. The frosting is more a glaze then a full blown frosting but tastes delicious. It's absolutely better the next day so make it ahead of time. Great Recipe!  -  22 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed this recipe exactly except I did not have the pecans for the topping so I just left them out. It came out fantastic. It was super moist and sweet. Highly recommend. Thank you for posting.  -  13 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)