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Glazed Pineapple-Coconut Cake

Updated on April 19, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

A Delicious Glazed Cake That You "Ice" While Still Warm


A Taste of the Tropics

Glazed pineapple-coconut cake is favorite recipe we've relied on in our family for years. This cake acts like a square but looks like a cake, but whatever you choose to call it, it whips up quickly.

This cake is lovely and moist and has intriguing flavor notes, interspersed as it is with pineapple and coconut. Icing it is a snap because you simply pour hot glaze over the warm cake as soon as you remove it from the oven--no having to wait until your cake cools before you can frost it.

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. The glaze icing takes it to an entirely different level and truly makes this delicious dessert stand out.


Into one bowl:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small fat can of crushed pineapple (398 g)

Mix these ingredients with a wooden spoon.

Adding Pineapple, Eggs, Sugar


First Three Ingredients Mixed


Now Add Dry Ingredients ...

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Adding Flour, Salt, Soda, and 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.

Pineapple-Coconut Cake Ready for the Oven

Looks delicious even before it's cooked.
Looks delicious even before it's cooked. | Source

Cook Time

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


  • Bake in a 325 degree oven, 20-30 minutes, then reduce heat.
  • Check cake center to make sure it is done.

Remove pan and set on a hot pad or stove element, prior to icing with glaze.

Baked and Ready for Glaze Icing



About 5 minutes before removing cake from oven, make the glaze.

Making Glaze Icing - Butter, Sugar, Can Milk


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 - added afterwards.

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



Make sure to keep stirring glaze, so it doesn't stick to bottom of pot and burn.

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

  • Add crushed pineapple to glaze
  • Ice 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!

5 stars from 1 rating of Glazed Pineapple-Coconut Cake

© 2009 Athlyn Green


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    • Athlyn Green profile image

      Athlyn Green 8 years ago from West Kootenays


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

    • Purple Perl profile image

      Purple Perl 8 years ago from Bangalore,India


      Will definitely try this recipe.