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Granny Cake is quick and easy to make. Make this delicious cake once and you will definitely be making it again.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12


For the Granny Cake:

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar;
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour;
  • 1 tsp baking soda;
  • ½ tsp salt;
  • 2 large eggs;
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapples, with juice;
  • 1 cup light brown sugar;
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped.

For the coconut topping:

  • 1 cup evaporated milk;
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • ½ cup granulated sugar;
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with a cooking spray
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, add eggs and crushed pineapples with juice. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Then, top with chopped pecans and light brown sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until ready. Check the readiness of the Granny Cake using a toothpick inserted in the center, if it comes out clean - the cake is ready.
  • While the Granny Cake is baking, prepare the topping. In a saucepan, mix together evaporated milk, granulated sugar, butter. Bring to a boil. Then, stir in flaked coconut and vanilla extract. Remove the Granny cake from the oven and spread the coconut topping evenly over the top. Switch the oven mode to broil. Broil the Granny cake until the coconut is toasted. Let it cool in the pan. Then, slice and enjoy!
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