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PINEAPPLE COCONUT LOAF CAKE

Pineapple coconut loaf cake is so good, you’ll want to make it over and over.

This Pineapple Coconut Loaf Cake makes a great dessert to serve family and friends. If you like pineapple and coconut, you will love this cake. We like the glaze below on the cake because it just adds more pineapple taste. The cake smells great while cooking and you will be ready to sample it when it comes out of the oven. I can eat it for breakfast with a cup of coffee.  You might also like our recipe for this old fashioned fruit cocktail lunchbox cake.

Pineapple coconut loaf ingredients you will need:

butter

sugar

eggs

almond extract (could use vanilla extract)

all-purpose flour

baking powder

milk

crushed pineapple

shredded or flaked coconut

Glaze ingredients needed:

powdered sugar

pineapple juice

vanilla extract, Optional

This easy loaf cake is a very popular recipe and wonderful to enjoy anytime of the year. We do love it in the spring and summer. Wonderful addition to any wedding shower, baby shower, derby party, brunch. etc.

“This is my family’s favorite cake! It’s so easy and beyond flavorful. The pineapple and coconut is so refreshing. I get asked to bring this to every family function. Thank you for another great recipe!” – Kasey 

“This loaf cake was delicious! My family loved it! I checked out your digital magazine and it’s wonderful. Can’t wait to get to cooking!” – Frances

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4.70 from 13 votes

Pineapple Coconut Loaf

This Pineapple Coconut Loaf is a dessert you'll make over and over again.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Coconut Loaf
Servings: 1 Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract could use vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained (save 1/4 cup of the juice)
  • 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut

Glaze for cake:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional

Instructions

  • Beat together butter, sugar, eggs and almond extract until smooth with mixer. Whisk together flour and baking powder and add to butter mixture along with milk and drained pineapple.
  • Fold in coconut. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 60 to 65 minutes until center tests done. Let cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Add the glaze.

Glaze Instructions

  • Whisk together and drizzle over cooled cake.

Notes

You could just sprinkle this cake with powdered sugar and not use the glaze or you could toast some coconut and sprinkle over the top. You could also add nuts to the recipe.

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51 Comments

  1. Made as instructed and got a wet gloopy mess that went in the trash. A waste of time and good ingredients.1 star

    1. I’m not sure why you would have issues with this recipe. As you can see this recipe has fantastic reviews. If you had a “wet gloopy mess,” then you clearly didn’t cook it long enough. Not everyone can make every recipe. Sorry, you had such a hard time.

    2. You clearly didn’t cook it long enough. This is a fantastic cake! Nothing wrong with this recipe.5 stars

  2. This looks delicious. Please let me know if the coconut should be sweetened or unsweetened? I only have unsweetened and hope it works.

    1. I think you probably could use the self rising flour, just leave out the baking powder.

  3. This loaf cake was delicious! My family loved it! I checked out your digital magazine and it’s wonderful. Can’t wait to get to cooking!5 stars

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment! So glad you enjoyed this recipe and bought the digital magazine. Have a wonderful week!

  4. This is my family’s favorite cake! It’s so easy and beyond flavorful. The pineapple and coconut is so refreshing. I get asked to bring this to every family function. Thank you for another great recipe!5 stars

  5. By chance, how many muffins would this make? Given the current state of things (Covid-19) I wanted to make this for work but have it more “user friendly ” form.

    Thank you

    1. I am just guessing because I have not made it in muffins but I would say ten to twelve muffins depending on how much you put in the muffin cups, Michelle. Hope this helps.

  6. I made this pineapple coconut cake this week for the first time. It is delicious and the one thing I found is that I want to have it every morning with my coffee (smile).5 stars

      1. Want to send this to West coast. Takes 3-5 days to get there. Will that be ok, and what is the best way to wrap it?

  7. I made this, but used an 8″ square pan. I don’t like loaf cakes. It turned out wonderfully. I just baked it for only 40 minutes; start checking at 30 minutes.5 stars

  8. I made this last night with a can of pineapple tidbits rather than the crushed pineapple. It worked beautifully! The batter is very heavy and wet so it took a little longer to bake, but patience was rewarded with a moist tender cake. Thanks!5 stars

    1. This only makes a loaf Jennifer. You may have to double the recipe for a bundt pan. It would not make a very big cake otherwise. I have not tried a bundt pan.

  9. I know it’s a pineapple coconut loaf, but my hubby and son are not huge fans of coconut…any way to just leave the coconut out? Maybe substitute a little more crushed pineapple or something? Thanks for any input….

  10. I do not have crushed pineapple on hand. I do have 2 20 oz. cans of pineapple chunks in juice. How can I substitute?

    1. Click on the icon under the recipe of the little printer. You can “save” the recipe or print it and remove any photos and text you don’t want.

      1. No icon for printing. But had to have so wrote it out manually like we used to in the 50’s and 60’s! Can’t wait to try. Absolutely love anything pineapple coconut! Maybe add a little white rum?

  11. Thank you so much Janet. It tells you under each recipe to look below the recipe and click on the little computer icon there. You can delete the photo and any text you don’t want and just print the recipe. Just click that little icon of the printer. Hope this helps. Have a great week.

  12. Made this and had to give it to three friends immediately, served it with strawberries and it was just so incredible. Will be in my to 10 for dessert.5 stars

  13. This is heavenly but I had to cut 1/2 the sugar with Stevia (diabetic) and 1/2 the flour with whole wheat.

    1. Hi Leroy, could tell me how yours turned out with stevia?? I’m interested in using stevia to cook with. Thank you

  14. looked at the recipe that came up on my email, and spent the next 45 min. reading all the other great recipes on this site..love/copied all of them!!!

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