Coleen’s Spice Cake
My kids and I wanted to make a special dessert for our friends who were coming for dinner. I instantly thought of the cake my mother-in-law, Coleen, recently made for us. It was moist and delicious as well as sweet, spicy, and a bit crunchy. The flavors combined beautifully together and the cream cheese frosting topped it perfectly. It is one of the easiest cakes I have ever made and my kids and I had so much fun baking together. I tweaked it a bit by using some brown sugar (instead of all white) and a bit of vanilla. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, Coleen!
Coleen’s Spice Cake:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, plus juice
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
How to Make Coleen’s Spice Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
Combine all ingredients, including pineapple juice, and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cube of butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients together and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Ice the cake when completely cooled.
Garnish the top with a sprinkle of nutmeg for a bit more spice. Enjoy.
This totally sounds like my kind of cake! I love all the flavors and it looks just delicious!
this cake looks wonderful! I bet the pineapple gives it a unique delicious flavor. I stumbled on your blog and I am so glad I did. I love the Chicken Chile recipe too.
That looks amazing, Pam. I bet your guests loved it.
Do you think it would work without the cinnamon, as I can’t abide the stuff? I don’t even like the smell of it.
Jan, I don’t know how good it would be (because I love the cinnamon in this cake) but maybe you could use a dash of clove in it’s place. Let me know if it works.
I can just imagine how much fun you and your children must have had baking this delicious looking cake. I’ll take a piece with my coffee if you don’t mind…Please!
It looks fabulous, I bet it taste’s just as great.
Do you know what I’d give for a piece of that right now? It looks fantastic, with that thick layer of frosting!
Hi. I would love to try the cake,I have a question: the only liquid to combine the dry ingredients is the pineapple.Is that right?? No eggs nor oil? Thanks for your blog!
You are correct – no eggs or oil, just the pineapple and it’s juice. I hope you like it.
Love spice cake and this one has to be good!! So glad I saw it on Pinterest and will love to repin it! Thank you soo much!!
What do you mean “a cube of butter?” Does that mean all 4 sticks-a whole pound? or just one stick? This looks Delish! Can’t wait to make it!! Thanks!
1 stick of butter.
This looks amazing–can’t wait to try. Does the cake need to be refrigerated once done or can it remain out for a couple of days?
I left it out for a day and it was fine… it didn’t last longer than that because my family gobbled it up.
could I substitute mincemeat for the pineapple
I’ve never worked with mincemeat so I’m not sure how it would turn out. Let me know how it goes if you give it a try.