Cajun Pineapple Cake with Praline Topping

Cajun Pineapple Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 ounces crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Topping

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Cake: Mix together sugar, eggs and crushed pineapple. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and pour into a prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Make topping while cake is baking.
  5. Topping: Combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan and boil very slowly for 10 minutes.
  6. Add remaining ingredients. Spread over hot cake.
  7. Let cake and topping cool completely before slicing.

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 45 min | Yield: one 9 x 13 inch cake