Glazed Pineapple-Coconut Cake
A Delicious Glazed Cake
A Taste of the Tropics
Glazed pineapple-coconut cake is another favorite recipe we've used in our family for years. This moist cake acts like a square but whatever you choose to call it, it whips up quickly. Icing it is a snap because instead of frosting it, you simply pour hot icing over the warm cake. No having to wait until your cake cools. If you love glaze, you will love this cake.
Pineapple-coconut cake tastes like it came right out of the tropics and it's a great dessert to take to potlucks or for when you are entertaining at home. It's a cross between a cake and a square and is moister than the usual cake.
You make this cake in one bowl and pour the glaze over it, as soon as you take it from the oven. As the cake cools, the glaze sets up.
The combination of pineapple and coconut offers the perfect taste combo.
Pineapple, Eggs, Sugar
Into one bowl:
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 small fat can of crushed pineapple (398 g)
Mix these ingredients with a wooden spoon.
First Three Ingredients Mixed
Adding Flour, Salt, Soda, and Vanilla
Now Add Dry Ingredients ...
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Dry Ingredients Mixed in
Now it's Time to Add the Coconut
- 1 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut (1 200 g bag).
Adding Coconut and Mixing Batter
Place a cookie sheet on the rack below the rack your pan is on, which saves your cake bottom from over-browning.
Now It's Time to Pop Your Cake Into the Oven
- Scrape batter into a greased and floured 9" x 12" cake pan.
- Bake in a 325 degree oven, 20-30 minutes, then reduce heat until cake is done. Keep checking cake center.
Pineapple-Coconut Cake Ready for the Oven
Remove pan and set on a hot pad or stove element, prior to icing with glaze.
Baked and Ready for Glaze Icing
Making Glaze Icing
Easy to Make
This cake is so easy to make: one bowl, you pour the glaze over, and no waiting for this cake to cool before icing it.
Glaze for Pineapple-Coconut Cake
Pour this glaze onto warm cake:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup can milk
- (1 tsp. vanilla)
Bring icing to a gentle boil, stirring for 2-5 minutes. Keep stirring so that mixture does not stick and burn to bottom of pan. Reduce heat but maintain temperature so that glaze boils and thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
Glaze Thickens as It Bubbles
Pour glaze over cake and set pan in fridge to cool. As cake cools, glaze sets up.
Pineapple-Coconut Cake Topped With Sweet Glaze
Amazing Transformable Cake Stand
Alternate Icings for Pineapple-Coconut Cake
If you prefer, you can add crushed pineapple to glaze or ice with butter icing and decorate with chunks of pineapple.
Any and all variations are delicious.
Ready for a Bite?
Will it be One Slice or Two ... or More?
You'll have a hard time staying out of this delicious cake. Enjoy!
* Copyright Athlyn Green (M. Rhodes) No part of this article, either text or images, may be copied without author's permission.
© 2009 Athlyn Green
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