Recipe Contest 3rd Place Winner

PollyKlingensmith When Polly Klingensmith of Wheeler submitted her recipe she explained why she’d chosen this recipe. “The name intrigued me because my daughter-in-law is Hawaiian.  I have made it many times, for church and other gatherings.  It always draws requests for the recipe.

It is easy and quick to make and everyone loves it.”

Hawaiian Wedding Cake
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Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray oil on a 9 x 13 x 2" pan or baking dish.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
  • Cake
  • 2 C All purpose flour
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 C shredded coconut
  • 1 C walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Frosting
  • 6 oz Regular Cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C confectioners sugar
  1. Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix well with wooden spoon until well moistened.
  2. Spoon into pan and bake 35-40 min. until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  3. While cake is baking place cream cheese and butter in a small mixing bowl to soften. Add vanilla and sugar.
  4. Mix with electric mixture and frost cake when cool.
  5. Garnish with slivered walnuts, if desired.