Pineapple Pound Cake

A delicious buttery pound cake gets a tropical twist with lots of sweet pineapple in every bite! Whether it’s a potluck, backyard bash, or summer soirée, this Pineapple Pound Cake is sure to steal the show!

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I love old Southern cookbooks full of cherished, time-honored recipes! That’s where I found this pineapple pound cake, but I will admit I made a few tweaks after some initial recipe testing. I absolutely love this final Pineapple Pound Cake recipe! It’s moist, sweet and perfect with a dollop of whipped cream and some sliced pineapple!

Pineapple Pound Cake

I LOVE pound cakes. They’re moist, dense in the best way, and rich. You can dress them up or enjoy a slice plain. Pound cakes get their name from being made with a pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. This pineapple pound cake has some tweaks including lots of pineapple folded right into the batter.

Recipe Tips for Pineapple Pound Cake

  • This makes a large pound cake. Be sure you’re baking it in a 12-cup bundt pan (I like this bundt pan here).
  • Make sure your eggs and butter are at room temperature before baking!
  • Be sure to grease your pan well! You can either use shortening and a dusting of flour or my quick go-to is the Baking PAM Spray. I’m pretty generous when I spray the pan, get every nook and cranny!
  • Be sure not to underbake your pound cake. Ovens can vary so watch it carefully, but be sure it’s done baking, however, don’t over-bake your pound cake either – it’ll make it dry!
  • I recommend an electric mixer (I LOVE my Kitchen-Aid mixer) for this recipe. You can use a hand-mixer, but be sure you mix it well.
  • Gently fold in the pineapple after you’ve mixed your pound cake batter.
  • I don’t find that this pineapple pound cake needs a frosting/icing but you can certainly add a vanilla glaze or do like I did and just dust with confectioner’s sugar!
pineapple pound cake

Serving Recommendations

I love to serve this pineapple pound cake with whipped cream, fresh pineapples, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just enjoy on its own! Take it up a notch and grill a slice of the pound cake to serve warm (yes, grill!).

Pineapple Pound Cake

This is the perfect summer pound to enjoy for lake days, beach trips, or just a barbecue with friends in the backyard!

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Pineapple Pound Cake

Pineapple Pound Cake

A deliciously rich pound cake with pineapple folded right into the batter! This is a delicious summer cake for all sorts of occasions!
SERVINGS 20 slices
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • electric mixer


  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter - (2 sticks, unsalted) room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs - room temperature
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple - drained


  • Do not preheat oven. This pound cake starts in a cold oven.
  • Grease and set aside a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fit with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes on medium.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 20-30 seconds after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture alternatively with the evaporated milk, mixing just until combined and smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Gently fold in crushed (drained) pineapple.
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Place in the cold oven. Turn on oven to 350℉ and set baking timer for 65 minutes or until a long skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Be sure not to overbake your pound cake, however. Watch your oven carefully.
  • Cool pan for 10-15 minutes and invert onto a cake pan, carefully.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar, optional!


Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 148mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 404IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mg
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  1. These Pineapple Pound Cake have quickly become one of my all-time favorites due to their delightful flavor and perfect chewy texture.

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