I had high hopes for baking one of my husband’s favorite cakes for Valentine’s Day. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is rumored to be at the top of his list. But, as fate would have it, the weather outside today is horrible and we are currently under a blizzard warning. Getting out to the grocery store to pick up maraschino cherries and pineapple rings just wasn’t going to happen today.
So, I searched through the pantry for the can of crushed pineapple that I had purchased last week and remembered my recipe for Pineapple Sheet Cake that would surely act as a close second to the highly favored upside down cake. While this cake is delightfully simple to assemble, over-mixing can make the cake a bit rubbery, so take care to use a spatula to combine all ingredients completely without over doing it. A light, homemade cream cheese frosting usually completes this cake. Today’s bake is topped with a canned version of the original. Once again, the weather conditions would hold me back and I had to settle for ingredients that I had on hand.
I nibbled a sliver of the cake just before plating it, and to my delight, it turned out wonderful. Not too bland, not too sweet…just wonderful. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!
Pineapple Sheet Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9″ baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center springs back to the touch. Cool completely. Frost cake with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle chopped or ground walnuts over the frosting. Optional: Omit the frosting and lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.
16 thoughts on “Pineapple Sheet Cake”
Yum!!! That sounds and looks delightful!!
It’s pretty awesome! Just the right texture and sweetness… Happy Valentines Day!
Oh I love Pineapple! This sounds splendid!
Simple ingredients with big flavor…
Have a great day!
Your recipes are all delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Donna! I try to keep things simple. Simple and tasty!
Thanks for stopping by.
This will be a recipe to keep. Bookmarked! 🙂
How nice… I think you’ll enjoy it. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
I’m glad you were still able to come out with something delicious under the circumstances. I hope your husband liked it. 🙂
He seemed to enjoy the cake but wasn’t too keen on the store bought frosting. I noticed a mound of icing on the side of his plate while the cake was completely eaten. Next time, I’ll leave it plain or sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over the top. Freshly whipped homemade cream cheese icing is definitely the way to go….
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Looks like you saved the day with your resourcefulness! Beautiful cake that would probably work with a few different fruits. Stay warm and safe!
This sounds lovely! Also thank you for liking my recent costume post.
You’re quite welcome! Enjoy your day!
This looks delicious! ..and I really like the other recipes as well:) I’m glad that I stumbled upon your blog:)
Thank you, Sara…
I appreciate your kind words. Enjoy your day!