Pineapple Cake

Today is my handsome husband’s birthday.  Or his “Happy Day” as Owen’s been calling it.  It’s the big 28 for him.  He’s getting sooo old;) We started the birthday celebration over the weekend and I’ve already eaten so much cake I’m not sure I can handle one more bite.  
But since today is his actual birthday, I guess I’ll just suck it up.  
I made this cake yesterday and wasn’t sure what to expect.  It’s definitely not what I’d consider a traditional birthday cake, but Brett loves anything with cream cheese frosting and this one a friend recommended so I thought I’d give it a try. 
When I saw how easy it was I really had to give it a try. It’s a basic yellow cake, but full of crushed pineapple and covered in cream cheese frosting. 
You spread the cream cheese frosting over it while it’s still hot, so the frosting melts and seeps into the cake, making it a little gooey and really dense.  

The birthday boy liked it. No, he loved it.

For his actual birthday, he might need some chocolate though.  This cake might be happening today.  But shh, don’t tell. 
Happy Birthday Brett! 
Pineapple Cake
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  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
  7. pinch of salt
  8. *1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1 stick butter
  2. 8 oz cream cheese
  3. 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix everything in a bowl with a fork. Pour into a greased 9X13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes (until top is golden brown). Frost with cream cheese frosting while still warm. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla together until creamy. Gradually mix in powdered sugar.
  2. Spread over warm pineapple cake.
  1. **we skipped on the nuts so Owen could eat some cake too.
Adapted from Beth Burke
Adapted from Beth Burke
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  1. Your husband and I share a birthday! Although I am three years older:( I have had a cake like this before – delicious!

  2. Happy Birthday to Brett!!!!! 28 is soooo old:)

  3. No butter? Looks delicious

  4. Anonymous says:

    Do you drain the pineapple juice or leave it in? Looks great!

  5. Oh, I love the sound of this, and the fact that it’s super easy! :)

  6. Wow, this looks delicious. Loving the crushed pineapples! Happy belated birthday!

  7. Anonymous says:

    When you say a “stick of butter”, how big of a stick?

  8. This looks delicious! =)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I will have to try this!
    Looks Marvelous!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I just made this cake, used 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup dark brown sugar, bake in a sheet pan….baked for about 20-22 mins on 350, when I took the cake out of the oven, I drizzled a half of can of sweetened condensed milk….OMG I don’t have any cream cheese…really yummy, still warm.

  11. Anonymous says:

    im wondering if how itwill taste if You use less sugar for this recipe for a diabetic

  12. Do you use all purpose flour or cake flour? I am such a novice, but this cake looks delicious!

  13. Candice says:

    Recipe looks amazing. wondering if you have ever made this into cupcakes?

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  16. I am making this today. It seems so simple & yummy! I am going to toast some coconut flakes to use as a topping to garnish it :)


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