Southern Pineapple Cake

Indulging in the lush sweetness of Southern Pineapple Cake, a perfect blend of tropical pineapple, crunchy pecans, and silky coconut frosting. 🍍🍰 Every slice brings you closer to paradise!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Southern Pineapple Cake is a delightful tropical treat that combines the flavors of pineapple, pecans, and coconut in a moist and decadent cake. It’s perfect for special occasions or as a sweet ending to any meal.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 – 20 oz can crushed pineapple (with juice)

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup coconut flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and crushed pineapple with juice until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. For the topping, heat butter, evaporated milk, vanilla, and sugar in a saucepan until it boils over medium-high heat.
  5. Stir in pecans or walnuts and coconut, continue to cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken slightly.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven, poke holes all over the top, and spread the topping evenly over the warm cake. Let cool before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes
Kcal: 494 kcal | Servings: 12 servings


Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze slices of the cake for longer storage.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added flavor, you can sprinkle some extra coconut flakes on top of the cake before serving.
  • Make sure to let the cake cool completely before slicing to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • This cake is best served slightly warm or at room temperature, making it a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy!

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