I made this Cake and everyone loved it, including a little Russian boy, who when they operated on him, I asked him what he wanted, his reply was the Beautiful Cake with Coconut on it.
Nanny's Famous Coconut-Pineapple Cake
debramcgill Posted: 02/26/09
Buddielee Posted: 03/17/09
This cake won awards and rightfully so. anyone rating this cake lower than "totally outstanding" clearly should consider farming out their baking to a talented professional
Callahan Posted: 05/19/09
The cake layers were very thick and heavy and smelled a little like cornbread. The pineapple layer was too sweet to one taster and good to one person. The frosting was way too sweet and I had to add 5 more ounces of cream cheese and more butter and it was still too sweet. The cake looked beautiful when finished, but looks were extremely deceiving. This was a major disappointment and expensive. I will never make this again. When I threw it away it stood up in the garbage can (did not crumble). And yes, I followed the recipe to a
an0304 Posted: 09/15/09
My wife tried twice to make this cake. The problem was it just didn't really rise (yep, we used 7-UP). Anyone have any ideas why this cake wouldn't rise? Love to try it again.
pfoster1980 Posted: 04/24/11
I made this cake for Easter and everyone loved it! It came out perfectly and it was super moist! I think what helped was I poked holes in the cake and poured some of the leftover pineapple juice on the three layers. Definitely worth a try
rtyit707 Posted: 08/18/11
The cake was a hit a our Pastor's Birthday Party, I added 1/4 cup of crisco and a pinch of salt. It was talked about all day, and I even got some orders to make for other people.
Blueyedtiger Posted: 04/27/13
I am a celiac so my mom and I tried to convert this recipe to gluten free. We replacing the flour with gluten free flours but it was very dense. I just tried converting a gluten free recipe to make it similar to this one using Gluten Free Pantry's Old Fashion Cake mix and using the ratios of dry mix to fats, liquids and eggs as listed on the box. Here is how I did it: 1 Gluten Free Pantry Old Fashioned Cake Mix 1/2 c butter softened 2 eggs 1/4 c 7-Up 1/4 c pineapple juice 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp lemon extract This time it was fluffy and fantastic. I loved the frosting and filling when my mom made it as the whole cake but typically I don't eat much frosting and filling so when I make it just for myself I make them into cupcakes (bake 18 min) and don't frost them. All my friends loved this cake, even the dense versions. :)
YvonneReed Posted: 04/18/14
This is the best coconut cake EVER...I made with Swans Down Cake Flour, turned out light and wonderful. Tried King Arthur Cake Flour, and cake was very dense, but still wonderful. I also used filling between layers, and covered entire cake with frosting, and covered with coconut. Have had several request for recipe. Delicious!
Lisset Posted: 12/08/13
I made this cake twice the flavors are delicious! I followed directions and the only problem was that the cake was too dense.