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Hawaiian Pineapple Cake

Bring the taste of the tropics to your dessert table with our Hawaiian Pineapple Cake—a moist and flavorful treat that captures the essence of paradise. This delightful cake combines the sweetness of pineapple with a hint of coconut, creating a harmonious burst of flavors in every bite. Topped with creamy frosting and adorned with shredded coconut, it’s a slice of Hawaiian heaven that will transport you to sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Topping:

  • Shredded coconut for garnish

Preparation Steps:

For the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, crushed pineapple (with juice), and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in shredded coconut and chopped nuts if using.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the Frosting: 7. In a mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.

  1. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until well combined.

Assembly: 9. Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting over the top.

  1. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top for a tropical finish.
  2. Slice and enjoy the taste of the islands with Hawaiian Pineapple Cake!

Thank you for reading.

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