When I tell you that this Old Fashion Cajun Cake recipe is like no other, I mean it. It is so moist with a hit of pineapple flavor. It is warm and gooey and the icing glaze that is poured over top soaks into the cake to create the most decadent flavor.
Pair this Cajun Cake with Cajun Chicken Avocado Salad and this is a meal made straight from Cajun Country.
Old Fashioned Cajun Cake
I don’t think there is a cake out there that is easier to make than Old Fashion Cajun Cake. Not even a box cake. This cake is so easy to make and the taste is something like nothing else. With the combination of pineapple, shredded coconut and pecans, this cake really is amazing and so moist.
Why is it Called Cajun Cake?
While the name Cajun Cake might inspire you to think of crawfish and shrimp with a kick, this cake is a deliciously sweet cake with amazing flavors and nothing that would make you give it the side-eye. This is called Cajun cake simply because it was first made in Cajun country and has been a long tradition. This is a one of a kind cake and it is truly something you are going to love.
Can I Use Fresh Pineapple in this Cajun Sheet Cake?
When you are making this Cajun Sheet Cake, you should use the canned crushed pineapple. The pineapple is already cut into the perfect size where you do not have any chunks of pineapple. Also, you will be using the juice that is in the pineapple can. You do not drain it. The recipe depends on this for the cake batter. If you have your heart set on using fresh pineapple you can put it in a food processor and break it down. Then fill the rest of the measurements with pineapple juice.
- All purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking soda
- Crushed pineapple
- Unsalted butter
- Shredded sweetened coconut
How to Make Cajun Cake Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flour, sugar and baking soda.
Add the pineapple and egg and stir until combined.
Pour the cake batter into a cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
While the cake is baking, start making the icing.
In a saucepan, heat the butter, sugar, and milk to a boil. Be sure to stir it often.
Add in the vanilla, coconut, and pecans.
Bring it to a boil for about 2-3 minutes and stir it often.
Once the cake is out of the oven and cooled to a warm temperature, pour the icing over the cake until completely covered.
Allow the cake to set for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Cut and enjoy!
Old Fashioned Cajun Cake
- 2 C all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
- 2 TSP baking soda
- 1 15 oz. can crushed pineapple undrained
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 1/2 C milk
- 1 TSP vanilla
- 1 C shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 C chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar and baking soda.
- Mix in pineapple and eggs until combined.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Begin icing while the cake is baking, heat butter, sugar and milk to a boil stirring often.
- Add in vanilla, coconut and pecans then boil for about 2-3 minutes while still stirring often.
- Once cake is out of the oven and cooled to warm temp pour icing over the cake until completely covered.
- Allow cake to set for about 30 minutes to maybe an hour.
- Cut and enjoy!