Whip up this easy pineapple cake recipe that requires just 2 ingredients to make. If you are looking for a spring and summer-friendly dessert that pretty much bakes itself, this is it. Pineapple cake uses canned pineapple and boxed cake mix!
The outcome is incredible. Top with some fresh fruit, ice cream, or dust with powdered sugar. You can’t go wrong, and pineapple lovers unite over this easy pineapple cake.
Pineapple Cake Recipe
I am all about creating pantry staple recipes right now. With how crazy things are, we are trying to utilize what we have in stock. Canned pineapple and cake mix are two things I always stock up on when I have coupons or they are on sale.
What Type of Pan To Use For Cake
I opted for a 9×13 pan, but you are welcome to do 2 smaller round cake pans, if you want to create a layered cake. Or you could even do a bundt cake.
If you change up the size of the pan, just know that it will affect the cooking time. You just want to ensure the cake gets cooked all the way through.
To know if the cake is done, stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, your cake is cooked.
What Cake Mix To Use For This Pineapple Cake Recipe
Reach for a white or yellow cake mix. You will want to use a plain cake. I don’t think other flavors would pair that great, like chocolate. You could potentially use a strawberry cake but it would of course transform the flavor.
Any brand that you prefer or whatever is on sale will work for this easy cake.
Topping Ideas For This Cake
- Dust the top of your cake with powdered sugar
- Top with maraschino cherries
- Dollop of whipped cream
- Slice of fresh pineapple
There are so many fun and creative ways to dress up this cake. I went for a simple powdered sugar dusting and it gives it a fun elegant feel without putting too much effort into the cake.
How To Store Leftovers
I store this cake covered and in the fridge. I find that it stores the best. Since you are using canned fruit it will spoil if left on the counter for too long.
This cake will store for 4-7 days easily. Of course, it is best when served within the first two days.
Pineapple Cake Recipe
Try this pineapple cake recipe for a quick and easy cake recipe. This pineapple cake is fresh, fruity and so delicious.
- Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 20 oz Can Crushed Pineapple (including juice from can)
- Preheat oven according to cake mix box and combine ingredients in a
large mixing bowl and mix on medium until well mixed.
- Turn into 9x13 pan and bake according to cake mix box. (Different brands may vary.)
- If desired, top with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and/or a garnish of fresh
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
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