So far this week has been uneventful. We are trying to transition school assignments from one grade to the next. Not a lot of excitement, just a relaxing pace here! 😉
A few years ago I made this Hawaiian wedding cake for my husband and he really enjoyed it. I kind of forgot about it until the other day when I found it in my recipes. I tweaked the recipe a little to bring out the natural flavors and added a cream cheese frosting made with whipping cream.
For the cake you will need:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup finely chopped (or crushed) walnuts
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Then mix in the eggs, vanilla and crushed pineapple with all of the juice.
Pour into a well greased pan 9″ round or 9″X13″ rectangle
Bake for about 35 – 40 minutes at 350 degrees (or until toothpick in the center comes out clean). You can serve it this way if you want…or you can kick it up a notch with a simple creamy whipped cream-cream cheese frosting!
For Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting you will need
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (let it come to room temperature for easier blending)
1 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Gently fold the cream cheese mixture and whipped cream together.
I topped mine with a little toasted coconut. 🙂
This looks so yummy I want to cake-jack you!!
I shouted out about it on my fb page 😉
Thanks Shannon for visiting and for the shout out! Your “cake-jack” comment made me lol 😀
This looks soooo good. Next time I have a family get-together, this WILL be dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Im now following you. Please come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com and maybe you’ll follow back??? THANKS.
Thanks Candy! I’ll definitely be over to check out your blog soon! I hope the cake is a hit at your next get together! 🙂
wow ,, I gained 3 lbs seeing the cake photo and lusting for it LOL..
found you at DebbieDoos newbie party.
your newest follower
Haha…I hate to think how many pounds I gained eating it, lol!
So glad you stopped by! Thanks for the comment and follow! 🙂
Is it okay to lick my computer screen? Your hawaiian wedding cake looks heavenly! Thanks for bringing this sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
LOL, Thanks, Yvonne! Thanks for inviting me! 🙂
Oh, how I wish I had a piece of this right now! Pineapple, coconut, whipping cream, cream cheese ~ just has to be fantastic. I’m over from Debbiedoo’s and a new follower.
Stop by and say hi when you can!
Lol, I wish I had some more, hehe…
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
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I found this featured on Lady Behind the Curtain. Looks so yummy!! Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch
Thanks Nichi! 🙂
That looks delicious! I love coconut and the toasted coconut on top….heavenly. I’d love it if you would consider sharing your cake with us at our All Stars Block Party. We are a group of 5 blogs sharing 1 linky party. Your link will appear on all 5 blogs.
Thanks! And thanks for the invite…I’ll definitely check it out! 🙂
I just made a carrot cake last night for a dinner party – wish I’d seen this recipe instead – it’s the same but so different – love the coconut and pineapple, something I add to my carrot cake all the time.
Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party – I’m one of the co-hosts.
I’m pinning this recipe so I don’t forget it.
Thanks Heather! Nice to meet you! I’ll bet your carrot cake is delicious…I need to try it adding coconut and pineapple! 🙂
I seriously got goosebumps when I saw the photo of this cake… yes I am a cake addict …. lol I can’ t wait to try this..
Thanks so much for linking up to our ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY.. I’m your newest follower and I sure hope we see you again next week.. =)
Thanks Carri! I’m a cake addict too (and cookies, candy…ok…I’m addicted to all sweets)!
So happy to be a part of the All Stars Block Party…will definitely be back!
Thanks for the comment and follow! 🙂
I wanted to lick my laptop screen this looks SO good!!
Thanks so much for linking up to the All Star Block Party!
I’m not a fan of coconut but it looks good! Do you think you could leave the coconut out? Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!
I think you could probably leave out the coconut if you wanted. I haven’t actually tried it that way, but I don’t think it would impact the consistency of the cake drastically.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Featuring your amazing cake on this weeks All Star Block Party!
It looks SO good! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Thanks Meg! I’m so honored! 🙂
So going to make this for my husband for Father’s Day! He loves coconut and pineapple!
I hope he enjoys it! Happy Father’s Day to your dad! 🙂
This recipe doesn’t have any type of shortening/oil in it. Is that correct?
That’s correct…no shortening or oil. The pineapple gives it all the moisture it needs. 🙂
I’m making this for Australia day lunch we are having…looks wonderful!! thank you
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thank you so much for the recipe, it was a huge hit and everyone asked for the recipe.
I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by to let me know how it turned out! 🙂
In the South, we call this recipe a “Hummingbird Cake”. It is also very close to an Italian Creme Cake. All are excellent and oh so sweet!! Beautiful pictures!
Thank you! 🙂 I’ve heard of Hummingbird cake…I didn’t know it was the same thing. I live in the South, too…haha, I learn something new every day! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! 🙂
I used your frosting recipe in a carrot cake trifle recipe….IT IS SO YUMMY!! Very sweet, just the way I like it!!! Thank you, I referred to it in my Pin on pinterest!!
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
I just used this recipe and it was AWESOME! I made cupcakes instead of a cake because they were for a party. Everyone loved them!
Thank you! Great idea, making them into cupcakes! I’m glad everyone enjoyed them! 🙂
How long did you bake them for to make cupcakes?
Hmmm…I’m not really positive since I’ve never made them as cupcakes. Since most cupcakes take between 15 to 20 minutes to bake, I would suggest baking them for 15 min. and testing with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. If the toothpick comes out sticky, I would leave them in for the additional 5 min. I hope that helps.:)
is this a 2 layer cake or 1? Thanks, looks awesome
This recipe makes a 1 layer cake. 🙂
This looks delicious, gotta try it.
Do you know if this can be baked in a Bundt pan?
I don’t see why not…though I haven’t tried it. I would make sure the pan was very well greased and monitor the bake time closely, since it is likely to be different. If you try it, let me know how it goes. 🙂
This cake looks excellent! I am making it for our 4th of July picnic – wish me luck!!!
Good luck to you! Let me know how it turned out! 🙂