Hi ladies!

Let them eat cake!

WARNING: This cake is like crack and you will just want to keep eating more. People descend upon it like a pack of wolves, so be prepared for it to be gone quickly!

 

My friend made this cake and I went crazy over it. He made it with store-bought cake mix and frosting, so I thought I would create a more homemade version. It’s delish!

 

YOU WILL NEED:

 

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups cake flour

1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder

1 ½ cup sugar

½ tsp salt

4 eggs

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 can crushed pineapple (using 1 cup of the pineapple juice and ½ can of the crushed pineapple)

¼ cup milk

 

Frosting:

3 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1 bag sweetened coconut flakes

 

TO MAKE:

Preheat Oven at 350 

Coat bottom of 13 x 9 rectangular cake pan generously with Butter Pam or Baking Pam.*

 

Sift together in bowl cake flour, flour, baking powder and salt.

 

In bowl with mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, oil and vanilla. Add flour mixture and 1 cup of pineapple juice from the can alternately to mix. (if you can’t get a whole cup from the can, just add water till it measures 1 cup). Add milk. Add ½ can of the crushed pineapple to the batter and mix on medium-high for 1 minute. Immediately put in pan and put in oven. You don’t want to give the pineapple time to settle to the bottom. NOTE: If you LOVE pineapple, you can add a bit more to the batter. 😉

 

Bake for 30-35 minutes until springy and toothpick comes out clean.

 

Cool cake completely before frosting.

 

Cream all frosting ingredients together but only use 1/2 bag of the coconut. If it is too creamy, just add a bit more powdered sugar. Spread on cake. Sprinkle the rest of the coconut on top and press lightly.

The cake can be refrigerated a day ahead.

 

*You could make this in 2 cake rounds and do a fancier cake, but I like the one layer pan cake because it’s easy to transport to a picnic or BBQ or friend’s party!

 

 

Pink appetit!!!