Do-Nothing Cake


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Here comes the "Do-Nothing" part:

1. Dump all these ingredients into a bowl and mix until blended.

2. Pour into a 9x13 pan which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

3. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

While the cake is baking prepare the topping to pour over it as soon as it comes out of the oven.


Put the following ingredients into a small sauce pan and boil them for 5 minutes, stirring frequently:

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk (the small can)

Remove from heat and stir in:

  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup coconut flakes

Pour this mixture over the cake when you take it from the oven.

Source: I got this recipe close to 30 years ago from a teenager in the church we attended and have used it time and again. Since most of the ingredients are in the pantry, it's one you can pull out when you need a quick dessert. An added bonus is there is minimal cleanup.


By Sandy from Elon, NC


August 2, 20080 found this helpful

This does sound yummy!!

I've been wanting to learn to make this topping for a long time! My friend got the recipe from her MIL, but without the nuts and coconut, but she could never explain to me exactly how long to boil it. It kind of fudges as soon as poured over the cake and possesses a delicate and delicious flavor reminiscent of caramel.

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