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


Baking Tip

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


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Multiple servings

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


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!

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Athlyn Green 7 years ago from West Kootenays Author


Yes, it's easy to make and the glaze icing is so delicious.

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Purple Perl 7 years ago from Bangalore,India


Will definitely try this recipe.

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