This cake reminds me of my childhood when having a cake made for if company stopped by was a standard thing. This cake was one of my favorites and I love making it because it is simple, easy to make, delicious, and takes me straight back to when I was a kid! I know my mom’s recipe card was well loved and had worn edges and a few stains. A true sign of a magnificent recipe!

The smell of this cake baking lifts your spirits, the cream cheese frosting is dangerously delicious, and once the cake is discovered it doesn’t last long in my house. Whether you enjoy it with a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of cold milk, it is perfect. It is moist, delicate, and the flavor is unbeatable – a true crowd favorite.

If I remember correctly, many people called this Sunshine Cake because of the brightness and fresh flavor of the pineapple. It is a ray of sunshine in my book!


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs – beaten
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice – Do Not Drain
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Frosting:

  • 1 stick butter – softened to room temperature
  • 1 8oz cream cheese – softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

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