Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tropical Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Now that warmer weather is here, I'm all about quick and easy desserts. Here is a perfect example of one. Staple ingredients are mixed in one bowl and it doesn't have any oil or butter! However, it doesn't lack in flavor or moisture due to the addition of canned pineapple juice. 


Ingredients are as follows:

Cake:
2 C flour
1 C brown sugar
1 C white sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
1 C coconut 

Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease two 9 Inch Round Cake Pans.


In a large bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda and salt.


Add the eggs, vanilla and pineapple with juice. 


Stir until completely combined then add the coconut.


Mix again and pour into prepared pans.


Bake in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown.


Allow to cool for ten minutes then remove from pans and continue to let cool. Meanwhile, cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.


Add the powdered sugar and mix until nice and fluffy.


Take one cake, frost with some frosting, then sprinkle on some coconut.


Place the second cake on top, frost with remaining frosting and sprinkle on some more coconut.  (I garnished mine with a few pieces of pineapple.)


Slice, serve and enjoy!


This cake needs to be refrigerated due to the cream cheese frosting.

     

68 comments:

  1. You had me with the Cream Cheese frosting!

    Looks perfect to take to a picnic!

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  2. Your cake is so beautiful and I know my husband would love it. He's such a fan of pineapple and coconut together. Thanks for linking to Sweet Indulgences Sunday. I always look forward to your desserts each week.

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  3. Yum! That looks delicious. I love pineapple and coconut, and the cream cheese frosting looks delicious.

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  4. I bet this cake is incredible. Looks and sounds delicious.

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  5. I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to try out some of your recipes! http://joy-southernsocialite.blogspot.com/

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  6. That looks just great with the coconut and pineapple. It sounds perfect for this warmer weather we're having now.

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  7. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

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  8. Fantastic - love it. Found you at The Girl Creative and looking forward to linking up.
    Jen
    http://shimistore.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh my gosh this looks wonderfully tasty! Thanks for linking up to Savory Sundays!!

    (don't forget to link back!)

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  10. That looks so good. Send me a piece will you?

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  11. Hi Lisa,
    Your cake looks so moist and yummy! My family would definitely love it! Thanks for adding this to Melt in Your Mouth Monday and for leaving such a nice comment!

    Don't forget to link back to my blog hop. :)

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  12. What a pretty cake, and it looks delicious! Can I come over? :) Thanks for linking up to Weekend Warrior!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  13. It makes me hungry just looking at it. Yum.

    http://sweet-d-creations.blogspot.com/

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  14. You always have the best pictures! This looks delicious - I wish I had an oven at school so I could try! I'm bookmarking now for when I go home :D

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  15. Man, I saw the words Cream Cheese Frosting and I was all over this post.

    I'm printing this recipe out NOW!

    Visiting from Tasty Tuesday...

    I would love for you to check out The Blogging Buddies Social Network
    ...you can create a profile, and add your blog, Twitter and Facebook links in the appropriate groups.

    Why not join in the blog-hopping fun?

    Carolee
    Come on home - mom blog
    Working at home advice

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  16. i'm from singapore so i really like the tropical flavours that you used in this dish! yummy looking!

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  17. That looks super yummy. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  18. Hello, New follower from Welcome Wednesday. Please stop by my blog and see what freebies and coupons you can find.

    Yummy!!!!

    Cecelia~moneysavvymama.com

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  19. Hi! Visiting from the blog hop! "LIKED" you on Facebook!

    This recipe sounds so delicious. I'm going to have to try it tomorrow! Looks wonderful!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/nancy.styledecor

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  21. Yum! That looks so good! New follower from the blog hop. Would love it if you could visit us at Random Deals.

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  22. Wow, this cake sounds delicious, and I might try it this weekend for a dinner we are attending. Thanks. Newest follower from Welcome Wednesday hop. Would love for you to visit me @
    http://thebartonlife-est1995.blogspot.com/

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  23. I am a new follower via GFC, Twitter and Facebook, Hope you can stop by my blog and check it out and follow back,
    http://www.atthemapletable.com

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  24. Wow! Amazing cake and amazing blog! I am your newest follower (and glad I am!) from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop.

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  25. This looks delicious! I'm following you from the Hop!

    http://thefrugallifeofaimee.blogspot.com

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  26. DELICIOUS BLOG! I a new follower from the blog hop! I hope you can follow me back as well!

    http://luvinmylilmonkeys.blogspot.com/

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  27. This looks absolutely delish - can't wait to try the recipe out!! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  28. I also love to bake and that cake looks delicious. Following your blog. Mine is http://welldressedcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  29. I love anything with cream cheese! Yum! Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. Following now...would love to have you drop by my blog sometime. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh wow, that cake looks DELICIOUS! Found you through Welcome Wednesday. :)

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  31. Cream cheese frosting is absolutely one of my all time favourites. Great recipe.
    Found you at DIY Design link party. Looking forward to linking up with you.

    http://shimistore.blogspot.com/
    www.shimi.com.au

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  32. Hello! Your cake looks extremely delicious. Found you via the Blog hop... I'd love if you'd consider following me back. Thanks, Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  33. That looks yummy! I am your newest follower form welcome wednesday and would love a follow back http://adventuresofthedomesticatedmama.blogspot.com/

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  34. Hi!! I'm stopping by and following from Welcome Wednesday blog hop. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back.

    Hope you have a great day.

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  35. This looks awesome! I'd love for you to link it up to my Sweet Treats party tomorrow! Hope to see you there!
    -Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  36. wow! That looks amazing!!!! I am so not a baker but I think I could do this. My kids would love it....and I'm sure I would love it even more adter the kids went to sleep and I had it all to myself. :)
    I am a new follower from the Wandering Wed. hop. I am so glad I found your blog, I'm sure you can help me out inmy baking/cooking endeavors.
    I just started hosting a new Wed hop today if you would like to stop by and link up. :)
    http://southernfriedgreenmom.blogspot.com/

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  37. Yum! I have to try this...I love coconut, cream cheese, and pineapples!!!

    Following from the hop :-)

    www.justsayitoldyouso.com

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  38. This sounds & looks so good! Hi! Following you from the Welcome Wednesday hop! Hope you visit My Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  39. tropical cake is a guilty pleasure of mine. something about pineapple takes away all my restraint regarding sweets. thanks for sharing! an awesome post, as per usual. loves it :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  40. Don't think that is going to be very good for my diet. Following from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Michelle @ www.yoursfaithfully.ca/blog

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  41. This blog is going to destroy my weight watchers venture....looks soooo good!

    joining you from welcome wednesday! hope you get a chance to stop by www.bacaohana.blogspot.com

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  42. That looks amazing!
    I am now following you from the hop and would love it if you could return the favor at
    http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/
    Thank You :)

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  43. That looks sooo good! Yum, I want a piece right now.
    I'm following you from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop (I'm the other spotlighted blog!) Love your blog! I'm a terrible cook, but I can bake! and I love new recipes!

    Katrina
    www.theyallcallmemom.com

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  44. HI there

    I came over from It's a Keeper Thursday and this looks delicious!

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  45. That looks utterly sinful. Wonderful pictures.

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  46. I can't wait to make this cake! It looks wonderful:)

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  47. Coconut, ahhhh, sweet coconut, my favorite.

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  48. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of heaven
    on Made it on Monday! :)

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  49. This looks so easy and looks so delicious. I'm going to try this one!!

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  50. Ohhhh, what a beautiful cake!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/19/chocolate-chip-muffins/

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  51. My "Honey Bunny" is going to love this cake. He just loves a pineapple cake and "we" will really enjoy your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  52. mmmmmmmm. One of the best flavor combos out there!! I hope you can stop by and link this up to my Sweet Treats Party!! I'd love to see you there :)
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  53. this looks like a lovely treat for upcoming family potlucks thanks for sharing come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  54. I love that I could literally make this tomorrow! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday! Hope to see you next week!

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  55. What a quick and easy recipe! I love tropical flavor and can't wait to try this! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  56. Hi Lisa~

    Yummy stuff & just in time for summer. Too bad my husband doesn't like pineapple or coconut, just means I don't have to share. :) Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last Sunday. Can't wait to see what yummy recipe your share tomorrow.

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  57. Just stopping by again to let you know that you had another winner here! This recipe was in the top three on Sweet Indulgences Sunday on a Well-Seasoned Life. Hope you'll join the party again this week. It's up and running! Congrats and thanks for partying with me!

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  58. I'm having another linky party cand the theme is cake's/cake pop's I'd love for you to join!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-6.html
    Alyssa

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  59. That is a cake I could sink my teeth into. I love that last picture of the slice. I couls probably even enjoy it without the icing, or maybe not. Pineapple and coconut-a match made in heaven.

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  60. I made this cake for the BBQ we attended Saturday and it was a hit. I've posted about it and linked you up for others to find this great recipe.

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  61. oh I cannot wait to try this! Looks so easy!

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  62. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks so much for sharing this last week on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday. I loved it so much and am dying to make it! I chose it to be featured today on this week's link-up and you had already visited with your banana bread recipe post. I hope you stop by again and check out your featured cake post! Just love it! Happy Memorial Day weekend! Roz

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  63. Thanks for sharing this at WorkShop Wednesday! I wish I could cure my sweet tooth, I want two of these!

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  64. Hi Lisa,
    Your cake looks wonderful, we will just love it! Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  65. Sooooo nice to see a cake NOT made with a cake mix! I am definitely going to try this one, but as a sheet cake & will frost it in the pan. Will let you know how it turns out!

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