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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Pineapple Coconut Loaf

This Pineapple Coconut Loaf is a dessert you'll make over and over again.
4.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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.
Keyword Pineapple Coconut Loaf
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51 Comments

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I’ve never made it in a bundt pan but you can certainly try it!

  1. Hello, there, which butter to use? Salted or Unsalted ? Thanks

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Whichever you like. This recipe doesn’t have any added salt so it doesn’t matter.

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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      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

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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can use either in this recipe. Thanks!

  4. Omg What à gréât cake easy and delicious5 stars

  5. Lorrie Mullins says:

    Can you use self raising flour instill of all purpose flour.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

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

  6. 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. The Southern Lady says:

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

  7. 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

  8. 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. The Southern Lady says:

      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.

  9. Does this have to be eaten right away or is it good for couple days?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It will keep for several days, Regina.

  10. Linda Okuley says:

    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. The Southern Lady says:

      Wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed this great loaf cake. We love this one too 🙂

      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?

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I can’t advise on this, I have never shipped it.

  11. This comment was in response to the lady stating she only had 2 cans of pineapple chunks.

  12. Just chop the pineapples up into small pieces.

  13. Eleanor Fetter says:

    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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Happy you enjoyed this recipe, Eleanor. Thank you for letting us know. Have a great week ahead.

  14. Can u use coconut milk instead of regular milk?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried it that way, so I cant say it would or not. Sorry.

  15. What if I don’t have any milk? Can it be left out or something else I could use in it’s place?

  16. 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

  17. Can this be used in a bundt pan?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      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.

  18. 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….

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can try it and see what happens. I never have made it any way but by the recipe.

  19. Pat Wideman says:

    can this cake be frozen?

  20. Does the 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice go into the cake or is just saved for 3TBSP to use for the glaze?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, it is used for the glaze.

  21. 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. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never made it that way Ellen, so I really cant advise. It may work!

    2. Use your food processor, or blender to crush the pineapple.

  22. All of your recipes are amazing. How can I save these to my recipe file?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      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. Kate Claiborne says:

        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?

  23. The Southern Lady says:

    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.

    1. Thank you so much! I don’t know how I missed seeing that 🙂

  24. looks so easy and sounds so delicious… A must for my baking tomorrow…

  25. Vickie E. Jennings says:

    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

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

    1. Oscar Meyer wiener says:

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

  27. 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!!!