Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting



INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans crushed pineapple with juice (reserve 3 tablespoons juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 (8 ounce) box cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar and baking soda.  Add the beaten eggs, crushed pineapple (reserving 3 tablespoons of the juice), vanilla extract and pecans. Mix just until combined and pour into the baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to fully cool for several hours before icing.

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