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Walnut Pineapple Cake

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple with juice (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts for sprinkling on top (optional)

Instructions 

MAKE THE CAKE:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking pan (or spray with cooking spray).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar and eggs.
  • Add in the pineapple and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add in the flour and baking soda. Mix just until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack.

MAKE THE FROSTING:

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla (using a hand or stand mixer) until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:

  • Use a rubber spatula to spread the cream cheese frosting over the cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

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