Pineapple walnut cake

    1 hour

    My granny would throw this cake together in a flash. You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboards already. It's quick, really moist and so delicious!

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 large (567g) tin crushed pineapple with juice
    • For the icing
    • 1 (200g) tub cream cheese
    • 220g icing sugar
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 110g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 9 x 17.5cm cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, 60g walnuts and bicarbonate of soda. Add eggs, pineapple and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and pour into cake tin.
    3. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
    4. For the icing: In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in walnuts. Spread on hot cake.

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    Easy to make but not good at all, too stodgy and was burning on top although center wasn't even cooked..  -  30 Apr 2013


    This is an old, tried and true pineapple cake recipe that's been around for over 30 years--that's how long I've been making it anyway! What's so interesting about this cake is that it has no butter, oil or shortening! It goes by many names, but no matter what you call it it's moist, delicious, pineapple-y and mixes up in no time. I think I like my frosting better tho'...only 1/4 cup butter, which I believe really gives it more of a cream cheese taste, and 2 c. powdered sugar.  -  01 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have a recipe that is very similar to this one that I have been making for a long time. So, I was tickled when I came across this one. It took me all of 3 minutes to put together. Just dump everything in one large bowl and mix together. Be sure to keep an eye on this as it tends to bake quickly. If it starts browning to much around the edges before the middle is set, just lay a peice of foil on top until it's done. I didn't use the cream cheese icing because I didn't have any cream cheese. Out of desperation, I found a birthday cake icing on this site and used it. I did find me another 5 star recipe, so everything worked out for the best. Thanks Marie.  -  19 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)