Cajun Cake Recipe: This Ultra Moist Cake From Louisiana Is Insanely Delicious by 30Seconds Food

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Cajun Cake Recipe: This Ultra Moist Cake From Louisiana Is Insanely Delicious

Cajun cake is a moist (super moist!) cake that was born on the bayou in Cajun country. You can find this cake all over Louisiana. The Cajun dessert is so moist because of the coconut pecan topping that soaks into the hot cake. If you're a cake lover, you will not be disappointed if you make this sweet Cajun cake recipe.

The cake batter is made with all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, a pinch of salt, crushed pineapple with its juice and eggs. The batter bakes in the oven for about 30 minutes. While the cake bakes, cook the coconut topping on the stovetop by stirring together brown or granulated sugar (brown sugar gives it a deeper depth of flavor), evaporated milk, butter, pecans and coconut. Holes are poked into the hot cake so the topping can soak deep down into the cake. Delish!

You could stir in some ground cinnamon or vanilla extract into the cake batter and/or coconut topping. While we love a good king cake, this is a fun and sweet alternative for your Mardi Gras celebration. Serve the easy Cajun cake warm, at room temperature or cold from the refrigerator.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cake



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 2 eggs


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the undrained pineapple and eggs. Mix until just combined. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. 
  2. While the cake is baking, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a saucepot. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the pecans and coconut. 
  3. Remove the baked cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over it with a wooden skewer, then pour the coconut topping over the top. Spread to cover the cake completely and let it soak in. 

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Donna John
Wow! Amazing recipe! The batter sounds a little like my Swedish pineapple cake. Love that the icing soaks into the cake. food: Swedish Pineapple Cake Recipe Is the Moistest Cake You'll Ever Put in Your Mouth
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm! Love how tropical this cake recipe is. So festive and fun, too!
Cajun cake sounds yummy.
Looks yummy! But at just a bit under $21/# for pecans (& $60/# for pine nuts - goodbye traditional pesto)... I MIGHT just have to rob my piggy bank!
Poke cakes rule 💟

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