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half-eaten slice of pineapple coconut cake on a white plate with a fork and teacup in the background
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Pineapple Coconut Cake

Perfect for any occasion, this pineapple coconut cake will bring smiles to your table.  Chock full of delicious ingredients this cake will be on your dessert list for years to come.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut cake, pineapple cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 241kcal



  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon DAVE’s syrup or Vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
  • ¼ cup diced pecans
  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounce container cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or DAVE’s vanilla and coffee syrup
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10-inch springform pan with baking spray or coat with butter and dusting of flour.
  • In a mixer add oil, sugar and eggs and vanilla or DAVE’s syrup beat to combine.
  • In a medium bowl add all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Add flour mixture to oil and sugar mixture, blend until just combined.
  • Add pineapple, pecans and coconut.
  • Stir until just blended.
  • Pour into pan and bake for one hour to one hour five minutes.
  • If cake starts to brown too much on top, cover with a piece of foil.
  • Set out on wire rack and remove side of pan to cool completely before frosting

Frosting Directions:

  • In a small bowl place white chocolate in microwave for one minute, to soften
  • In a food processor blend cream cheese, butter and white chocolate.
  • Add vanilla or DAVE’s syrup, vanilla extract and pulse to blend.
  • Add confectioners sugar and process until completely blended.
  • Remove bottom of pan from cake and place cake on cake stand or plate.
  • Place frosting on top of cake and with an off set spatula start spreading outward on top of cake continue over to the sides, turning plate as you spread the frosting on sides of cake.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.5mg