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Vanilla Sheet Cake with Pineapple Creamcheese Frosting

This cake is a delicious cake that can be made for a crowd. It is a good dessert to take to a potluck. A simple white cake topped with a cream cheese pineapple topping.

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • small package of instant vanilla pudding
  1. Beat all the ingredients together, mixing well.
  2. Pour into a well greased 12"x 18" cookie sheet pan with 1" sides.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  4. Cool, add following topping.

This step is completely optional, and I only do it if I feel like it to achieve a higher cake. At times I beat the egg yolks into the cake mix and beat the egg whites separately until they are a nice soft peak and fold the egg whites into the cake batter after all the other ingredients have been added, but you certainly don't have to. It is good either way!
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter or hard margarine
  • 1- 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1-14 oz / 398ml. of crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 2 cups of whipping cream, whipped until stiff peaks are formed
  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until soft and light.
  2. Add the icing sugar, continue beating until all the sugar is absorbed.
  3. Add the tin of well drained pineapple.
  4. Fold in the whipped cream.
  5. Spread on the cake.
  6. Cut into desired amount of serving pieces.
  7. Top each piece with a slice of peaches (or desired pie filling)
  8. This cake freezes very well.


  1. Love sheet cakes. I want to make one for our curling pot-luck and am trying to figure out how to make little "curling rocks" to put on each square - any ideas??? Your pineapple creamcheese frosting will serve well as the "ice"ing :)!

  2. junior mints with royal icing for the handle might work

  3. That would be a moist cake! I love pineapple...and cream cheese!

  4. I found your blog and your recipe are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from Holland,

  5. I am making this lovely looking sheet cake tomorrow for my international lunch. Thank you so very much.

  6. If not everyone in the family likes crushed pineapple, would it be OK to just leave it out of the frosting?

  7. to answer the question regarding leaving the pineapple out.....sure why harm in trying that.

  8. I love pineapple desserts, I'm thinking this frosting would be good on other cakes too, like carrot cake or orange cake.

  9. I didnt' have the right kind of cookie sheet, so I made this cake last night in a disposeable foil lasagne roaster. I baked it for 20 mins at 350 and another 12 mins at 375, and it is PERFECT. I'm going to slice it into two layers and voila, two big cakes :)

  10. Is the Icing Sugar referred to Powdered Sugar? Mz Witherspoons @ thank you

  11. Yes, Icing Sugar and Powdered sugar is the same thing

  12. My sister always makes this cake without the pineapple and puts raspberries on top instead! So yummy, especially frozen!

  13. I have made this twice,(for 50 peopleI made two cakes), the second time I used cherry pie filling in the topping is was equally as good.

  14. When you are planning on freezing the cake, do you freeze without having frosted it? you would frost it once it had thawed out???

    1. I freeze it with frosting and all. It freezes and thaws well.

  15. I love this! I also like to add pinapple juice instead of water to the cake mix and I add coconut to the frosting with crushed pecans! Love it any way you fix it!


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