First of all I must say that I don't really even like cake. It's usually dry and not that good. If I am going to eat something that isn't that good for me, I want it to be worth it! I usually go for a Birthday Pie instead of a Birthday Cake. (Coconut Cream, please. -Or a cheesecake which is more of a pie than cake with it's delicious filling and crust.)
That said, I do like a nice pineapple upside down cake, and so when I saw this cake involving a can of crushed pineapple, I had to try it.
Note: I love nuts in my desserts, so I included them.
Miss Susan's Pineapple Sheet Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
20 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts- I had a few walnuts left over to use, so I added them in along with pecans
Mix all together until smooth. Pour into greased 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
-When I checked after 25 minutes the middle wobbled like jello, so I put it back in for a few more minutes.
8 ounces cream cheese
4 T. butter
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts- optional
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add Vanilla. Slowly add sugar and blend after each addition. Fold in nuts if desired. Ice cake while still a bit warm. Serves many as this cake is rich and sweet, so cut the pieces small as you can always have seconds.
She was right! It was really rich and I regretted taking as large a piece as I did. Luckily the leftover I had made a yummy breakfast addition.
|Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting...Mmmm.|
|Gazing at the golden deliciousness through the oven racks.|
|The final product in all it's glory!|
The consensus? Yum!
We had people over for games the next night and they agreed it was delicious. I liked that it doesn't take lots of special ingredients. I bought the pineapple and already had the rest.
I actually preferred it cold the next day after refrigerating, and Zach loved it warmed up again in the microwave.
Either way, it was a success and I would definitely make it again.
If you make it, let me know how you liked it!