You could use tinned pineapple, but fresh makes this cake very special. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream as an accompaniment.
I made this in a 9x13 pan and I was a bit nervous that the batter was spread too thin. But I lessened the baking time to 20 minutes and it came out perfect. This was delicious. - 26 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
What a delightful screw up this was! I followed the recipe pretty closely but added 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. I also didn't cube the pineapple, I used the rings out of a can. I originally made just one batch but silly me didn't read the pan size and put it all together in a 9x12. So I made another batch to fill the pan up and baked a bit longer, more like an hour. I was completely ready for a disaster but to my surprise it was fantastic. Not dry, not too moist but just perfect. So double your recipe and stick it in a 9/12 to enjoy even more. Also give your mixing a lot of love. The batter is wonderful too. Lick your spoon! - 28 May 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
If the cake turned out a disaster, perhaps you made a mistake. Cooking is chemistry and you have to follow directions to a tee. Really cream that butter and sugar, and beat well between additions. The batter fluffs up like a meringe, so don't expect cake-mix consistency. I did do some modifications. (I found the cake a bit DRY) Here's what I recommend: (1) Yes, REDUCE the topping butter to 1/4 cup. Cube it, put it in the pan, and put the pan in the oven while it's preheating. Save the step. Sprinkle with brown sugar and combine with fork. (2)Really pile on that pineapple: be generous in the size of your cubes because they'll shrink!! Don't dry the pineapple, let those juices soak into the batter. (3) Cut the flour 1/4 cup, and reduce baking time by 5-7 minutes. This is a great recipe! So glad I found it. It will become a perineal favorite in this home. Thanks! - 20 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)