Miss Susan’s Pineapple Sheet Cake

MMmm. Thank you, Miss Susan. This looks so moist and delicious. I wish I had made this for our family’s pineapple throwdown! Maybe that trophy would be gracing my kitchen now!!!!

Gotta love a good potluck!! I specifically remember one from my childhood when I went with my grandmother to a lutheran potluck. I was young, therefore cute, so all the little old ladies would bring me little bites of all their food!

I HAD to make this cake after reading about it and seeing the picture. And it is amazing, but fell in the middle. Was I supposed to drain the pineapple? Just wondering because I’ll be making it again even if it falls again.



I just made a second cake and it turned out great! Maybe I over mixed the first one. Either way, now I have one to take to bunko tonight and one for my family to enjoy at home. Thanks again for a great recipe! I love finding new things on your blog.

I just made this cake–I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour. I cut the sugar content in half, and added a cup of coconut flakes and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. It turned out delicious. The coconut flakes were sweetened, therefore 1 cup of sugar is plenty. Enjoy



  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 ounce can (about 2 cups) crushed pineapple, in juice, don’t drain
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nuts- I left out due to allergies
  • Mix all together until smooth. Pour into greased 9×13 inch baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • 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.


Some folks have commented that this cake has given them trouble, so I quickly made another and here are some tips that may help…

1. For high altitude baking help, go to highaltitudebaking.com.

2. I did mix all the ingredients together at once on medium speed for about 45 seconds. I used PAM on the dish.

3. Clear glass 9x 13 inch baking dishes, try lowering the heat to 325 and bake for 25 minutes- some have even reported up to 40 minutes in a clear glass dish- remember oven temps can greatly differ. Metal pans (which I used the first time) handled the 350 for 25 minutes- but I think clear glass is the best choice for this cake. Dark glass takes even longer than clear glass, so try 325 for a few minutes longer.

4. The texture of this cake has a coarse sticky sponge-like crumb. It is very rustic and may remind one of a less dense fruit cake. It is very different than any other cake texture I have tried. Even lovely without the icing and served warm with vanilla ice cream!

5. Please add the nuts if you can, I can’t- allergies. Also some said they added cinnamon or coconut too, give that a try, be creative. Some even made these into cupcakes!

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