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Pineapple Do Nothing Cake

If you want a cake that mixes up in one bowl and bakes up perfectly then this Pineapple Do Nothing Cake is exactly what you need! Yummy and easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Do Nothing Cake, Pineapple Do Nothing Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Allison


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 15 oz can of crushed pineapple in heavy syrup


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of crushed pretzels


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 9 X 13 dish, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and crushed pineapple.
  • Stir well, and pour cake batter into the greased 9 X 13 dish.
  • Place the dish in the oven, and bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool.
  • While the cake is cooling, place a heavy saucepan on the stove, and add the butter, and sugar.
  • Melt the butter and sugar until smooth and clear.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk, shredded coconut, and crushed pretzels, and stir until the mixture boils.
  • Turn heat to low, and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, and cool partially.
  • When the Frosting is cooled a bit, but still warm, spoon the frosting on the top of the cake, and smooth evenly across cake.
  • Allow cake and frosting to cool completely. Frosting will become thick as it cools.


  1. Use pineapple in heavy syrup, it makes a difference in the flavor of the cake.
  2. If you want the frosting to soak into the cake more, poke holes in the cake like a poke cake then pour and spread the frosting over.
  3. Let the topping cool as much as possible before serving so it sets up, we like to refrigerate it before we cut it.
  4. If you are not a pretzel fan, you can substitute them for your favorite nuts like peans or walnuts.
  5. If you want a chunkier pineapple filling use tidbits instead of crushed.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg