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Toasted coconut balances the tart sweetness of pineapple and provides a crunchy topping for this buttery cake. Not too delicate, it's a treat just right for toting.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2008
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

To store, keep at room temperature, wrapped in plastic, up to 2 days.

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  • ALR11607990DW
    9 NOV, 2017
    I love it, I hope I didn't uncooked the cake because it is super moist. This recipe it is a keeper.
  • MS10110850
    29 SEP, 2017
    I'm a seasoned baker who wanted to try something a bit different. Followed the recipe precisely and viewed all other bakers' comments. Baked up fine, but I am disappointed in the lack of flavor. Surprisingly bland
  • Usernamelubgma
    16 APR, 2017
    I am not good at cooking, but when I baked this one, it was loved by every one. I feel happy.
  • MS112615734
    10 JAN, 2016
    I made two cakes for after church informal meet and greet. Adults and children all loved the cake, and its reputation quickly spread so some said, "Is this the famous cake?" Used fresh pineapple, one whole one, just short of the recipe...about 16 oz each. Coconut worked great. Cooked one at 195 internal temp, the second at just over 200 deg F, which firmed it up a little better, at about 70 minutes in 345 deg oven. Bought bigger Wilton pan (8 cup) this time. Success and delicious!
  • Imane B
    11 JUN, 2015
    Veeeeery delicious!!! Thank you
  • lindsaypage
    28 APR, 2014
    I love this recipe! I wanted to try to make it as muffins - do you think that would work?
  • Beebsley
    22 FEB, 2014
    This recipe is just wrong. I made it, and the batter is delicious, and the cake was even kind of delicious, but it never cooked all the way through, even after it was just shy of burnt on the outside. Too bad. This is the second MS recipe I've used in the last 6 months or so that had some kind of error in it. I'm surprised. Her recipes used to always be perfect.
    • fabiankarenl
      26 JUL, 2017
      Gooey on the inside was a constant problem for me with different quick bread recipes, I assumed it was my oven. Now I use mini bread pans, place them on a air-bake cookie sheet and the toothpick comes out clean every time. Hope this will work for you. I doubled the recipe and it yielded 7 minis.
  • karenpersano
    25 JAN, 2014
    Sumply delicious!! I drained the pineapple very carefuly. It's tasty, tender and moist.
  • Leslie Hargrove
    10 NOV, 2012
    I tried this bread this morning. I didn't have a large can of pineapple, so I used an 8 oz can with the juice. It was wonderful!!! I will definitely have this one again! I also put coarse ground sugar on top. Yummy!
  • chefamanda578
    28 SEP, 2011
    I love this recipe! I think everyone that's having problems with it being "under done" are either not draining their pineapple right, or just not baking it long enough. This is a dense, moist pound cake. I put my pineapple in a strainer over a bowl and put a can or weight on it to help press all the juice out. I also double or even triple the recipe, nix the coconut on top, bake it in round pans and layer it with passionfruit curd. It's to die for.

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