The Best Pineapple Cake EVER

This Pineapple Cake Recipe will soon become a family favorite, perfect for celebrating the best of life’s special moments.

When I was little, we used to visit the Dominican Republic every single year, no fail.  We would go as a mission trip to a little church that my dad had helped develop years prior, so every year we would head over and take them supplies, clothes and books.  As the time went by, the kids who we would bring supplies to grew up and began to hang out with us more.  We could no longer stay in the homes of church members because those kids were grown and required more space. 

So one year, my dad looked up an all inclusive resort in Punta Cana.  It was a gorgeous hotel, full of luxuriously beautiful decorations and fountains and rooms.  The whole thing was positively gorgeous and really, did not compare to staying at anyone’s house.  We had tons of food to ourselves, the pool which was amazing and a beautiful room.  We were in heaven.  Our favorite thing about this stay was the all-inclusive FOOD! There was deliciousness everywhere you turned, from the snacks at the bar to the dinner hour.  Our favorite treat was a pineapple coconut cake that was out of this world, amazing! I have made this over and over again!

Quick Tip: Never frost a cake until it has completely cooled.

The cake in this resort was unlike any other I have ever tried, therefore when I got a little older and into cooking, I decided to give it a try.  Guys, you will not believe how unbelievably easy this is.  Simple, full of amazing flavors and totally delicious, this dessert is absolutely amazing! The presentation is gorgeous…so much so, that a young bride asked me to make it for her beach wedding reception! I gladly did and it was a hit!

Best Pineapple Cake Recipe

Ingredients

1 yellow cake mix
1 small box vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/3 cup oil
20 oz. can crush pineapple, divided
Glaze
¼ cup butter
¾ cup crushed pineapple
2 cups powder sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Grease and flour Bundt pan or angel food cake pan. Set aside ¾ cup of crushed pineapple for glaze.
In a large mix bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil and remaining pineapple. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
For glaze; in small sauce pan melt butter add the ¾ cup crushed pineapple and powder sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved. Spoon glaze over cooled cake.

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