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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


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


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.


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). 


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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