Looking for the perfect dessert recipe to make for your work/friends/family holiday party?
Of course you are.
With a thick layer of cream cheese frosting and a “secret ingredient” of pineapple, here’s an easy cake recipe that might fit the bill.
You know, since pineapple is such a holiday flavor, and all…
This is one of my favorite cake recipes. I couldn’t tell you what a preacher has to do with it, but I can say that this has become a go-to dessert in my family. It’s simple, delicious, and even freezes well.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- one 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (with the juice)
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- shredded coconut (optional)
directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all of the cake ingredients and mix by hand. Pour into an ungreased 9×13 cake pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes. While the cake is in the oven, get started on the frosting. Beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add vanilla and sugar, and continue beating until creamy.
***I actually doubled the frosting.
Clearly I wasn’t kidding about doubling the frosting. Ahem.
I’m generally not a huge fan of fruity desserts, but this cake is the exception. The pineapple makes for a deliciously ooey-gooey cake, but it isn’t at all overbearing. Top with shredded coconut for an extra layer of flavor.
Everyone will love this cake. Promise.