Most of the recipes will come from my Mother's Old Cookbooks and some, may come from other family members cookbooks. Also you know the people, from the south never did any measuring. So if I say a pinch of this or that, you will have to pardon me... So that will be up to you to figure out. I know that so many good meals were cooked, on a stove just like in the picture. And many of my recipes will come from, some pretty old worn cookbooks. Recipes written on scratch paper, and stuck inside the books... And not to forget a few things from my Daddy too ... I will be adding a new recipe each week on Friday, unless I decide to change my mind. Isn't that what a lady can do? Yeppers .... I can do that without Notice ... So you will need to check back often. So let's all have some fun...
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, with juice
1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts, Pecans, divided
1 cup flaked coconut (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
Combine sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix on medium-low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined.
Add pineapple (undrained), 1 cup chopped walnuts and coconut and continue mixing on medium-low speed until all ingredients are thoroughly combined (about 1 minute).
Spray a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour cake batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until cake is set in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool cake completely in pan then the frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans over cake. Store in refrigerator.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8-ounce package Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
You can use Walnuts or Pecans if you want.
This cake is great for church potlucks or family reunions.