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Chocolate Pineapple Cake

This chocolate cake is a delicious mingling of chocolate, pineapple, coconut, and cinnamon.
Serve with whipped cream and pineapple.
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pineapple, crushed and drained
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  1. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together until creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add combined dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients and mix well.
  5. Stir in pineapple and coconut. Pour into a greased pan, the one I used measured 7" x 11" inches. If you have an 8" x 10" pan, that should work too.
  6. Bake in a 350ยบ oven 40 minutes or until tested done with a toothpick.
  7. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and pineapple chunks. 


  1. Today is my daughter's birthday and this looks like the perfect cake to celebrate it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh that looks good Betty! As I hit the print button....

  3. This looks and reads so delicious...I'm going to look away now, OK?

  4. Wow. My family loved this cake! It looked interesting and it was a great excuse to use the coconut that had been sitting around. Being a little adventureous, I only used 1/2 cup of butter and 1 cup of sugar. I also used whole wheat flour because that's what I had. It was amazing. All gone in a matter of minutes. So moist, almost like a cakey brownie. Thanks!


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