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Precious Pineapple Cake


Pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting and pecans -- perfect dessert any time of the year!

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  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Servings 8
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round pans.

In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup margarine until smooth. Blend in the eggs. Add the cake mix and crushed pineapple with juice and mix until smooth. Stir in the 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers of the cakes comes out clean. Allow to cool.


In a medium bowl cream 1/2 cup softened margarine and the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually blend in the confectioners' sugar; add vanilla extract. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Frost the layers. If you have a few extra pecans, sprinkle them on top.

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