Pineapple Sheet Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makesabout 24 servings
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
- CREAM CHEESE ICING:
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- In a large bowl, combine cake ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cool.
- For icing, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cake and sprinkle with nuts.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 315 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Jun 25, 2020
I'm not sure why but when I checked the cake half way through to turn it, it was done. I made a recipe and a third because I just had a 17 x 12 sheet pan.
May 2, 2020
I wondered how a cake with no butter/shortening/oil would turn out, but it was great. Used only half the nuts in cake and none on top. Just my own preference. The frosting was good, just too much of it. Maybe cut in half.
May 1, 2020
My mother-in-law, Judy (RIP) gave me this recipe almost 40 years ago...it always works out and it's always great! you just need a pot of coffee or a gallon of milk to drink with each piece! also, it's a sheet cake, use your cookie sheet, no BP needed, the soda is fine...it's not supposed to rise up and be fluffy....it's a sheet cake. :)
Apr 13, 2020
Yum! This cake is fantastic! Moist, really flavorful and easy to make. I actually made it into cupcakes and took them to a party. Everyone loved them and asked when I'd be back with the next batch.
Oct 12, 2019
This is an excellent recipe; quick and easy with a fantastic taste. I’m not sure as to why some are discrediting this recipe. May I suggest the following to assist in a successful outcome: 1) use self rising flour 2) check EXPIRATION DATE of baking soda 3) nuts go rancid- are they fresh? Check the EXPIRATION DATE 4) use the PROPER SIZE PAN 5) be sure your oven is CLEAN - there is nothing in the recipe that would create “a horrible smell” 6) follow the recipe - especially if you are a novice baker 7) the frosting recipe is listed directly after the cake recipe Thank you for this easy go to recipe
Aug 29, 2019
Excellent cake. Recipe easy to follow and all ingredients are listed. I have made this cake many times following the recipe as written and always get rave reviews. Thanks.
Jul 17, 2019
This is a fabulous cake, some refer to it as Jailhouse Cake. The only differences in the recipe I use are 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the cake batter and 1-1/3 cup of powdered sugar in the frosting.
Jun 21, 2019
DELICIOUS !!! Everyone I shared this with enjoyed it very much. I’m making it again for a dinner party. Since I have 2 daughters that are intolerant to gluten, so I used gluten free flour. Oh, so good!
Jun 1, 2019
Very yummy. I didn’t have any nuts so I used a cup of quick oats. It made the cake deliciously chewy. The frosting was also far to sweet for us so I swapped it for a cup of whipped cream, 8 oz cream cheese, half a cup of sugar and a hefty splash, about 1 tbs , of vanilla essence. I would have liked more pineapple.
May 18, 2019
For anyone saying there were missing ingredients in this recipe, I had to use my tablet to see the complete list and instructions. Wasn't able to see it on my phone. This cake was absolutely delicious. Very moist. The icing was also delish. Very easy recipe. I am making one for a mother's day brunch tomorrow so I made one ahead of time just to be sure it was good. Definitely will be a crowd pleaser