Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe

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Old Fashioned Cajun Cake is a classic Southern cake that combines the flavors and textures of pineapple, coconut and pecans in a moist cake.

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

This recipe makes 12-16 servings

Equipment Needed

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1x 15 oz can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 2 eggs

Icing

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Optional

  • whipped cream for topping

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the flour, sugar and baking soda into a large glass mixing bowl and stir.

Mix in the pineapple and the eggs until combined.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Start making the icing while the cake is baking.

Place the butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and heat to a boil, stirring often.

Add in the vanilla, coconut and pecans then boil for about 2-3 minutes, continuing to stir often.

Once the cake has finished baking, remove it from the oven and place it on a cooling rack.

Let the cake cool until it’s warm, then pour the icing over the cake until it’s completely covered.

Allow the cake to set for 30 to 60 minutes before cutting.

Serve and enjoy!

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe

How Do You Store Old Fashioned Cajun Cake?

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake should be stored in an airtight container. It should last 3-5 days.

Yield: 16 servings

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake

Old Fashioned Cajun Cake Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1x 15 oz can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 2 eggs
  • Icing
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional
  • whipped cream for topping

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the flour, sugar and baking soda into a large glass mixing bowl and stir.

Mix in the pineapple and the eggs until combined.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Start making the icing while the cake is baking.

Place the butter, sugar and milk in a saucepan and heat to a boil, stirring often.

Add in the vanilla, coconut and pecans then boil for about 2-3 minutes, continuing to stir often.

Once the cake has finished baking, remove it from the oven and place it on a cooling rack.

Let the cake cool until it's warm, then pour the icing over the cake until it's completely covered.

Allow the cake to set for 30 to 60 minutes before cutting.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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11 comments

Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too February 9, 2020 - 8:39 am

Perfect for taking along to a bake sale as an alternative to the traditional cupcakes and traybakes.

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Sarupa Shah February 9, 2020 - 9:00 am

Gosh never heard of this cake – and I am deffo gonna make it – what a great recipe!

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Rachel February 9, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Now this sounds and looks absolutely amazing, the only issue for me is I would struggle not to eat the pineapple before it made it into the cake mix ha x

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Rhian Westbury February 10, 2020 - 3:48 am

My parents would love this, but I’m just not a fan of pineapple. Give me the juice anyday but the actual fruit isn’t for me x

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Laura February 10, 2020 - 2:19 pm

I never would have thought to combine those ingredients into one cake, but oh my that sounds and looks delicious. I may even risk trying to make it gluten-free.

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michelle twin mum February 10, 2020 - 5:40 pm

I’ve never heard of Cajun cake but reading hte ingredients, it sounds super yummy and I love a cake that says moist. I’d have this with some pouring cream. Mich x

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Jess Howliston February 11, 2020 - 4:40 am

Oh my this looks delicious! I have never heard of Cajun cake before but after seeing this I am definitely going to have a go at making it. I love fruity cakes and the pineapple sounds so good in this recipe!

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Emily Underworld February 11, 2020 - 8:17 am

This looks delicious and easy to make! I love pecans, so I’ll save this recipe for next time I want to bake something.

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Jo | My Anxious Life February 13, 2020 - 1:03 pm

I’ve never heard of a Cajun cake before, but definitely a fan of including pineapple in recipes other than an upside down cake! The texture looks amazing

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Crystal February 13, 2020 - 1:46 pm

Oh boy! Cakes always gets to me. I’ve never heard of this type of cake previously. But, I def. want to try it out soon.

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Kara Guppy February 13, 2020 - 1:59 pm

I have not heard of cajun cake before but it certainly looks very tasty

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