Pineapple Snack Cake

Pineapple Snack Cake is a rich buttery cake with pineapple baked inside. Frost the top with traditional whipped cream or this light, fluffy, pineapple cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 407kcal


  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon each of almond extract, vanilla extract and lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • cup crushed pineapple with juice

For the Frosting:

  • 20 ounces unsweetened crushed pineapple drained
  • 3.4 ounce package dry instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 12 oz Cool Whip or stabilized whipped cream


Make the Cake (**Double the recipe for a layer cake**)

  • Using a stand mixer, cream the butter.
  • Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, extracts and oil and beat until well blended.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with the crushed pineapple.
  • Mix together well.
  • Grease and flour an 8x8" pan for a snack cake and spread batter in the bottom or if you doubled the recipe for layer cake, divide between two greased and floured 9" round cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake springs back when you touch it.

Make the Frosting & Assemble the Cake (or if desired, simply top with whipped cream):

  • In a bowl, combine the drained pineapple and dry vanilla pudding mix.
  • Fold in the whipped cream.
  • If making an 8x8 cake, simply frost the cake once it is cooled. If making a layer cake, spread some of the frosting on the top of one layer. Then put the other layer of cake on top of that. 
  • Spread the remaining frosting on the top and sides of the cake. 
  • Store this cake in the refrigerator.



Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 0.5mg