Swedish Pineapple Cake Recipe Is the Moistest Cake You'll Ever Put in Your Mouth by Donna John

Swedish Pineapple Cake Recipe Is the Moistest Cake You'll Ever Put in Your Mouth

Not sure why this cake is Swedish, but one thing's for sure, it is beyond delicious. If you take this moist Swedish pineapple cake recipe to a family get-together or potluck, be sure to print out a few copies of the recipe because requests are guaranteed. 

This is a wonderful dessert recipe to suit any occasion. And it really is the moistest cake you'll ever put in your mouth. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar
  • chopped pecans, for garnish

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all the cake ingredients in a bowl. Beat until fully incorporated.
  2. Pour batter into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  3. While cake is baking, make the frosting by beating the cream cheese and butter together. Add the sugar and mix until creamy. Spread over warm cake when it comes out of the oven. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Cool.

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Donna John
A few Swedish pineapple cake recipes call for self-rising flour. You can use it, but your cake will be taller and more "cake-like." I've made it this way, but prefer all-purpose because it's much moister. I made this Sunday for company and there's one tiny piece left that I plan to enjoy tonight (not sharing!). :-)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG this looks soooo good! I love your recipes, Donna John . Thank you for the easy directions and photos. They make me believe I can do it!
This pineapple cake sounds delicious. Almost like a carrot cake minus the carrots ! I wonder what effect using a can of frosting instead of from scratch would have on consistency? Guess the best way to find out would be to try it. Thanks for recipe!
Donna John
You could use a can of cream cheese frosting. BUT, the homemade frosting is SO good. It's worth making. msbytemeee
Heather McDonald
Souuns delish Do you mean to use whole can of pineapple including juice or just pineapple straight from tin without draining . Thanks
Donna John
Whole can of pineapple with juice.
Mary Lowe
This sounds very good. Would like to comment to "msbytemeee" question about using canned frosting. Believe me, I have been baking for most of my 79yrs and there is no comparison between canned and homemade frosting. If you want to do your cake justice, take the extra time and make your own frosting.
Thanks for your comments. Will make my own frosting for sure. Drop by in a few hours and we can enjoy some with tea.
Donna John
Would love to! :-)
Donna John
I agree! Nothing like homemade frosting.
Brian McTarsney
My mom made this cake in my youth. But we called it swedish nut cake. One of my favs
Bill Heleine
This sounds delicious! Definitely will be making this soon!
Donna John
So glad! Hope you like it. It's one of my all-time favorites. Has it for the first time over 25 years ago at a family holiday party. Tracked down the aunt that made it and got her recipe. She has passed, so it's even more special now.

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