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Taste Nana’s Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

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Indulge in the rich and flavorful taste of Nana’s delicious pineapple pecan cake! This easy-to-make cake recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Nana’s pineapple pecan cake is an easy and delicious dessert that will have your family and friends wanting more. This moist, flavorful cake is made with sweet pineapple chunks, crunchy toasted pecans, and a golden cream cheese frosting that ties it all together.

1. Gather Ingredients & Prepare the Cake Pan.

Gather the Ingredients Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Grease a 9” round cake pans and line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.

Then, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.

Next, in a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the remaining ingredients. Finish off by stirring in pineapple chunks and pecans—yum!

2. Cream Butter & Sugar for the Cake Batter.

Mixing the Ingredients for Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

Begin making your moist and flavorful cake by creaming together the butter and sugar in the large bowl of your mixer. Once light and fluffy, add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Finally, add in the vanilla extract and mix until combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Slowly add it to the wet ingredients until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Assemble your cake layers according to recipe instructions before topping with pineapple pecan topping. Enjoy!

3. Add Remaining Ingredients to the Cake Batter & Bake in Oven.

Combing the Wet and Dry Ingredients for Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

To the cake batter, add the pineapple, chopped pecans, and shredded coconut. Gently fold in these ingredients until evenly dispersed. Once combined, distribute the batter into your prepared baking pans.

Place the pans into a 350F preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean when tested. Allow cake to cool on a cake rack completely before frosting and serving.

4. Make the Pineapple Topping.

Pineapple Pecan Cake Topping for  Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

To make the pineapple topping, combine sugar, cornstarch, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.

Remove from the heat and add in the crushed pineapple, stir to combine. Let cool at room temperature before spooning onto the cake. Enjoy your delicious Nana’s Pineapple Pecan Cake!

5. Let Cool, Garnish, and Enjoy!

Frosting A Cake for  Nana's Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake

Once your cake has cooled, it’s time to spread the star of the show – that rich and creamy cream cheese frosting! Spread generously across the top and around the sides of the cake.

Dust with a sprinkle of chopped pecans, shredded coconut, and bits of pineapple for some extra flavor and texture. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

Conclusion of Nana’s Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake


I can’t wait for you to Taste Nana’s Delicious Pineapple Pecan Cake. You are going to absolutely love it! You will want to share this awesome cake with your family and friends.

Go ahead and plan to make one for your next family or friends gathering and get ready to wow your guest!

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