Pineapple-Cream Cheese Cake

A pineapple-cream cheese filling means this cake is extra moist.

Pineapple-Cream Cheese Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack), undrained

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Coconut Topping

Coconut Topping

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup broken pecans

  • ¾ cup flaked or shredded coconut


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl combine 2 eggs, pineapple, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add pineapple mixture to flour mixture, beating on low speed until combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.

  3. Wash beaters. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture evenly over batter in pan. Use a knife to thoroughly swirl mixtures together. Sprinkle with Coconut Topping.

  4. Bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Coconut Topping

  1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, pecans, and coconut.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
15g Fat
84g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 204mg 4%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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