Saturday, June 9, 2012

Old Fashioned Pineapple Cake

Pineapple I love it!  This is a great old favorite of my family...

I hope you enjoy this old fashioned recipe.  I can tell you that if you love pineapple, you will enjoy it. It is especially good with baked ham.  A plus will be the leftovers of ham sandwiches and cold pineapple cake. Delicious!
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Old Fashioned Pineapple Cake

3 cups self rising flour
2 sticks butter
4 eggs 
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
few drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
** Important:  Reserve 1/2 cup cake batter, set aside

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well.  Add flour alternately with milk.  Mix well.  Add vanilla, and yellow food coloring, mix well.  **Take out 1/2 cup of cake batter to be used in frosting.
Grease and flour 3- 9 inch round cake pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool and frost.

1 large can crushed pineapple (sweetened)
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter

Put pineapple, sugar and butter in a pot and let come to a good boil.  Add 1/2 cup of batter and stir until thick and glossy. ** Cool before frosting.

**Note** If you wants lots of Pineapple Frosting Double this recipe.

This cake has to be stored covered in some manner in the refrigerator.



  1. That does sound good, picture or not!! :)
    Ham sandwiches and pineapple cake sounds like just the ticket for these hot summer days, thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Candy,
      Thank you so much sweet lady. Have a great week.

  2. Oh, Dolly, I love, love, love pineapple, too! I'm so glad you shared this recipe with us, because I wanted to bake something for dessert tonight and just couldn't make up my mind about what. This is going to be it!

    Also, *thank you* for acknowledging how tough it is to post recipes without photos. I get so busy cooking sometimes that I don't remember to take them (or my hands are too messy to bother with the camera) and then think I can't share the recipe without a photo. What a great reminder that it really IS the recipe that matters!

    1. Hi Katie,
      I sure hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I'm glad that I am not by myself in the photographs. Sometimes I will fix a dish that turns out absolutely beautiful and we all just dig in and then it dawns on me, "crazy girl you took pics all through the process and failed to get the main one," Have a great week love your blog.

    2. Dolly, it was very yummy! After my first bite I thought "Ooh, I need to take a picture of this for Dolly to post!" And then I got distracted by the rest of my piece of cake... and the next one, too. Sorry about that. :)

      P.S. I love your blog, too!

    3. I am so glad Katie! Thanks for coming back to tell me you are one sweet person and this is fun isn't it? So sweet of you to think of me and day we'll get take care and you have made my day!

  3. Oh my goodness this has to be good. I would love it if you could share this awesome post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.


    1. Thanks Paula for the invitation, and I will do that now.

  4. I can't believe I see this recipe! I hope this is what I have been looking for all these years. My aunt, now deceased, used to make a pineapple cake for me when I would come to visit. It had to be kept in the refrigerator and was basically a yellow or white/yellow cake with the inside layer frosted with a pineapple frosting. It wasn't just pineapple stirred into frosting. I can't recall if the icing on top had pineapple but I know the inside did. It was one of my favorite cakes and she never did pass on the recipe. I have to try making this one!!!

  5. Hi there. Food on Friday: Pineapple is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  6. Thank you !! this is the cake I would help my mother to make it It was our favorite cake for the holidays !!! definitely making it tomorrow. My brothers are going to be shocked,we have not had this cake since my mother passed away . Thank You.

    1. Hello Zerlina,
      I'm so glad! You are welcome. I love this cake. I can never seem to get a picture of it because family starts digging in before I can get a good picture. I'm laughing. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    2. Hi Dolly,
      Thanks for posting this recipe! I have been looking all over for it. My grandmother used to cook this delicious cake when I was a child and over the years I've gotten other recipes but after seeing yours I remembered that she too boiled her pineapple. I can't wait to cook this cake and I hope my family loves it as much I did as a child. Thanks so much for this recipe and I pray you and a your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    3. Oh Katrina,
      I thank you so much for the nice compliment. It does my heart good to share something that others have enjoyed in their lifetime too! It is so good to hear of your memories. I also pray that you and the family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!