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Pineapple Banana Cake with Coconut Frosting - TSLC

This pineapple banana cake is very moist and the frosting makes is even more so.  A great dessert for family or guests.  I love it with my morning coffee.  Pineapple banana cake is  wonderful for any holiday, too.  Any time you are entertaining add this pineapple cake to your menu and you won’t be sorry.  The bananas just add a little something to this recipe and it is a good way to use up bananas you have on hand.  The coconut frosting on this cake is one of my favorite frostings. It is so versatile and can be used on many different cakes.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, melted
3 eggs
3 bananas, peeled and cut into small pieces  ( I just take a knife and cut into pieces about the size of a dime)
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Mix well with a wire whisk.  Pour pineapple into a smaller bowl, add vanilla extract, melted butter and eggs. Add bananas to pineapples mixture and mix with a spoon.  Add the pineapple and bananas to the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon.  Pour into a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until cake is brown on top and tests done. Frost with icing of your choice or the coconut frosting below.
Pineapple Banana Cake with Coconut Frosting TSLC
Coconut Frosting
3/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 stick butter or margarine
3 1/2 to 4 cups coconut
1 cup nuts of your choice (I used walnut pieces)
Combine all ingredients but the nuts and bring to boil on top of the stove. Stir to keep from burning.  Boil about five minutes until thickens.  Remove from heat and fold in nuts.  Let stand about 10 to 12 minutes before putting on cake.
Note:If you live in a hot climate, you should refrigerate this cake after a day.  This cake is good with cream cheese frosting, too.
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  1. tim mchatton says:

    Well I have done this cake 3 times now. May i suggest you try the heavy pineapple syrup. It is so much moist. So good

  2. I’ve been looking for years for my grandmothers banana cake recipe. She made from scratch no one seem to have the recipe. But I found one like it on this website! She would put bananas in the icing coccnut and walnuts on top! I can still see this cake today in my mind baking in the oven! Thanks David Burch

  3. Is it granulated or confectioner’s sugar for the frosting?

  4. I just made this cake. I forgot to add the coconut and nuts to the icing but it’s still very very good. It reminds me of a pineapple cake I ate about 20 years ago and lost the recipe to. It didn’t have banana in it, and the icing was the same except without the coconut and nuts. I think that’s why I forgot them. Anyway, next time I’m going to omit the banana and pray that it tastes like the one I had before.

    I was actually looking for a hummingbird cake recipe when this popped up. I’m SO glad I found it and went with it instead!

  5. Can I use a bundt or tube pan??? same time and temp???

  6. Can I use self rising flour and just omit the baking soda ?????

  7. Can this cake be made ahead and than frozen?

  8. Cant wait to cook the pineapple, banana &cocoanut cake !!!!

  9. This cake was simply delicious and received rave reviews from all. I made this cake to celebrate my mom’s 72nd birthday and she LOVED it! It’s easy to make and will impress all that indulge. You’ve got it try it!

  10. I just found your blog thanks to ms she and am so happy I did. This cake looks amazing!

  11. jane williamsen says:

    Love your site. Keep southern recipes coming, please!

  12. Oh my, this sounds wonderful
    Thank you
    Hope all is well…

  13. This sounds so good. Almost like a Hawaii Cake .

  14. Lisa Langston says:

    This sounds like “Hummingbird Cake”, does it taste like it too?
    Sounds delish!!!

  15. Reblogged this on mykentuckyliving and commented:
    Here is another recipe from The Southern Lady Cooks. I had to share this one too. Msshe

  16. This looks like another great cake! Just love your recipes. Sheila

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