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slice of hawaiian cake with cream cheese frosting and coconut on a white plate.

Homemade Hawaiian Cake

Published by Kate
This simple homemade cake is packed with pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 630 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 4 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • cups vegetable oil
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, drained
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup shredded sweetened coconut

Instructions
 

For the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the bananas in a large bowl. Mix with a handheld electric mixer until mashed. Add the eggs, sugar, oil, and pineapple, and mix until combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture with a spatula. Stir in the coconut and pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 65–70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool completely.

For the frosting:

  • Once the cake is cool, place the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix with a handheld electric mixer until soft and creamy.
  • Invert the cake onto a cake pedestal or serving platter. Top with the cream cheese frosting (you may not need it all). Sprinkle with coconut.
  • Cut into slices and serve.

Notes

Don't have a bundt pan? You can use an angel food cake pan, or even a 9x13 inch pan. If using a 9x13 inch pan, the baking time will need to decrease quite a bit. Start checking the cake around 30 minutes to see if it's done. 
Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator. The cake can also be frozen (either frosted or unfrosted). 

Nutrition

Calories: 630kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 6gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 192mgPotassium: 254mgFiber: 4gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 275IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
Keyword hawaiian cake
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