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September 23, 2013

Gooey Coconut, Pineapple Butter Cake

 Gooey Coconut Pineapple Butter Cake ~ Gooey, moist, delicious Tropical cake ~ No need for icing ! #PineappleCake #ButterCake

Made from a cake mix !  This cake consists of two parts really, the cake on the bottom and the gooey filling/topping on top. But somehow, it forms one delicious taste treat.

I almost could not believe how simple this recipe is. Therefore, I did not expect the final outcome to be so amazing ... soooo gooey, sweet with a slight sour taste of the pineapple.

There is no need for icing or anything like that. After tasting how sweet this cake was, I decided to serve it with only a drizzle of not-too-sweet thin Custard.

And should you have any leftovers -  the longer it stands .... the better it gets !


12 Servings

1 Box Vanilla Cake Mix    {or similar}
1 Extra-Large Egg
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted

250g Cream Cheese, plain, softened
2 Extra-Large Eggs
1 t Vanilla
5 cups Icing Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
1 cup Coconut
1 can (440g) Crushed Pineapple
  1. ) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking spray.
  2. ) Combine the Cake Mix, 1 Egg and 1/2 cup melted Butter {it will look a bit dry} - press into the bottom of the prepared oven dish.
  3. ) Beat the Cream Cheese until smooth - add the Eggs one-by-one followed by the Vanilla, whilst beating all the time. Add the Icing Sugar {also cup-by-cup} to the Cream Cheese mixture - beat until well combined - slowly add the melted Butter and Coconut.
  4. ) Fold in the Pineapple - pour filling/topping over the cake mixture in the prepared oven dish - bake for 45 - 55 minutes.
  5. ) The cake is ready when browned - a tester should come out a little sticky - that's fine.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the oven dish before cutting into squares.


  1. Sounds delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Linda, this cake looks so yummy! Cakes with sweet pudding like centers are so delicious! Deb@ Kneaded Creations

  3. I need cake tonight send me some wont you! I hate bakery cakes and this looks so good

  4. Let's make a send me some of this gooey cake and I'll send you some candy corn!!

  5. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Linda, can I just say - yum? It might be 6:00 am here but I want a piece now! :) Thanks so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning! Have a happy day and a wonderful weekend!

  7. Wow! This looks good! I've never heard of Coconut Pineapple Butter Cake but it sounds like a winner. I normally make the usual cakes and I think it's time to try something new.

    Make It Or Fix It Yourself

  8. Hi Linda,
    That cake looks awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  9. Looks so yummy and easy! Stopping by from pin me :)


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