Super Easy Pineapple Cake with Boiled Icing

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Super Easy Pineapple Cake . . . this moist and delicious cake can be served warm, so it is perfect when you need a last minute dessert. The boiled coconut icing is heavenly.

slice of easy pineapple cake on a white plate
If you are looking for a quick and simple cake recipe, you are in the right place. This pineapple cake is so simple, it’s about as easy as making a cake from a box. But of course it tastes much better because it’s homemade!

This easy pineapple cake is so easy and so yummy. The frosting melts down into the cake!

Making this cake is actually so ridiculously easy, that it is often referred to as “do nothing cake”.

You don’t even need to pull out the hand mixer, you just use a bowl and a whisk. Stir all the ingredients together and pour the batter into your prepared 9×13″ pan. Told you it was easy!

slice of pineapple cake with boiled coconut pecan frosting

There is no added fat in the cake, but trust me, it is still moist and delicious. This is partly due to the pineapple, but also because you poke holes in the top letting all that yummy syrup from the frosting sink into the cake. Oh so good!

slice of pineapple cake on a plate with a fork

I love the boiled coconut icing. It reminds me a little of german chocolate frosting, which I am a huge fan of! Pairing the pineapple cake with the coconut frosting makes this a delicious tropical treat.

close up of pineapple cake

If you love pineapple and coconut, you should give this cake a try!

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Super Easy Pineapple Cake

Yield: 20 servings

Super Easy Pineapple Cake

Super Easy Pineapple Cake
Ridiculously easy pineapple cake with boiled coconut icing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple with juice



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" cake pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. For cake: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; whisk till well combined.
  3. Pour batter into the 9x13" pan and bake at 350° for about 35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. While cake is baking, prepare frosting: Combine butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt, pecans, and coconut.
  6. Poke holes in the hot cake with the top of a wooden spoon. Spread the frosting evenly over the hot cake.
  7. Let cake cool for a few minutes before serving. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 150mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 37g Protein: 3g

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  1. Is the flour all purpose or self rising

  2. Cake is delicious and so easy.

  3. I’m going to get the ingredients now this sounds so good! Can you use margarine instead butter? If it changes the taste or texture I will use butter. (My husband will not eat butter lol) Thank you for sharing such awesome recipes!

  4. Wow what a fun and easy cake. Those flavors are amazing. Love it!

  5. Rachael Yerkes says:

    This really is super easy to make! Love it so much!

  6. That cocont icing sounds so prefectly devine! Such a delicious flavor combination with the pineapple. Yum!

  7. Aimee Shugarman says:

    LOVE this super moist cake recipe!

  8. This looks delicious! Perfect cake to bring for the holidays!

  9. When you said “super easy” I did not think it was really that easy. I loved making this recipe. Thank you.

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