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Pineapple-Coconut Coffee Cake

Yield Makes 2 (8-inch) cakes (serving size: about 8 servings per cake)
Because this recipe makes two coffee cakes, you could freeze one for later. They also make great gifts.

Ingredients

  • 2 (20-ounce) cans DOLE Crushed Pineapple, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

How to Make It

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set pineapple and reserved juice aside.

  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add granulated sugar and brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

  3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in 1 1/2 cups drained pineapple, 3 1/2-ounce can coconut, 1 cup pecans, and vanilla.

  4. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cakepans.

  5. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.

  6. Stir together powdered sugar, remaining pineapple, reserved juice, remaining chopped pecans, and 1/4 cup coconut. Spread evenly over cakes.

  7. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.