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When I’m on a baking kick, I love making Hawaiian breads that I can pop in the freezer and thaw out when I’m short on time.

I usually make this Hawaiian Banana Bread recipe, but sometimes we’re in the mood for something a bit different.

What’s great about this easy Pineapple Coconut Cake recipe is that it goes great with coffee as a breakfast treat or you can dress it up with icing for a light dessert.

But my favorite part?

It uses shredded coconut and canned pineapple, so if you keep them in your pantry, you can whip up this tasty Pineapple Coconut Cake just about anytime!

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids.

Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 20 oz can Chopped Pineapple

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How to Make This Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

Preheat oven to 325F.

Grease and line a loaf pan. Set aside.

Spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, stirring every two minutes, until golden.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: You'll want to toast the coconut before you get started. Image of toasted coconut on a baking sheet.

Allow the coconut to cool as you prepare the rest of the recipe.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and white sugar for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Add the butter and sugar and whip up with an electric mixer. Image of mixed butter and sugar.

Add the eggs, one at a time.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Add the eggs to the batter. Image of eggs in a bowl on top of mixed sugar and butter.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Whisk together some dry ingredients. Image of dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture, combine fully, then add the sour cream, combine fully, then blend in the remainder of the dry ingredients.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Mix together with the sour cream. Image of a dollop of sour cream in some cake batter.

Add the chopped pineapple and 1 cup of the toasted coconut and stir until just combined.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Add in the chopped pineapple to the coconut pineapple cake batter. Image of chopped pineapple in cake batter.

Fold the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with remaining toasted coconut.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: Pour the cake batter into the pan. Image of pineapple coconut cake batter in a loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: The tastist pineapple coconut cake you'll make!

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

Hawaiian Desserts: Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel With Kids: The tastist pineapple coconut cake you'll make!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 20 oz can Chopped Pineapple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Grease and line a loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. Spread the shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes, stirring every two minutes, until golden.
  4. Allow the coconut to cool as you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and white sugar for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  8. Add half of the dry mixture to the butter mixture, combine fully, then add the sour cream, combine fully, then blend in the remainder of the dry ingredients.
  9. Add the chopped pineapple and 1 cup of the toasted coconut and stir until just combined.
  10. Fold the batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with remaining toasted coconut.
  11. Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Looking for more Hawaiian dessert ideas? Find out my top Pineapple Desserts, Coconut Desserts, and my favorite Hawaiian Banana Bread recipe!

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