Yum Yum Cake – Old Southern Recipe

I’ve tried oodles of Southern cake recipes over the years and nothing beats this pound cake in my opinion.  The simple flavor of a classic pound cake is hard to beat. A combination of butter, cream cheese, and superfine sugar gives this cake a wonderful texture.


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple (drained)
  • Icing
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine (I used butter)
  • 1 small can Pet milk (5 oz) (evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 9×13″ pan.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes or until it tests done in a 350-degree oven.
  3. Ice while still warm.
  4. Icing
  5. Boil sugar, margarine, and milk for two minutes (stir constantly).
  6. Remove from heat. Add coconut, vanilla, and pecans.
  7. Pour over the cake while still warm.

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