Welcome to a culinary journey inspired by the lush landscapes and exotic flavors of the tropics. In this recipe, we’ll explore the vibrant fusion of pineapple, macadamia nuts, and coconut, whisking you away to sun-drenched shores with every decadent bite. Prepare to indulge in a symphony of textures and tastes, as we craft a dessert that embodies the essence of a tropical paradise.

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar.
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 1 (20-ounce) can of crushed pineapple with its juice.
  • 1 cup of finely chopped macadamia nuts (for a unique twist).
  • ¾ cup of shredded coconut.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • A pinch of ground cardamom (for an exotic touch).
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

Additional Ingredient:

  • ½ cup of vegetable oil (for added moisture and richness).

Ingredients for the Creamy Coconut Frosting:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese.
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  • A dash of sea salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut extract (for a tropical flavor).
  • 1 ½ cups of chilled coconut cream (substitute for heavy whipping cream).


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and generously greasing a 9-inch round cake pan or a 9×13-inch rectangular pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients – granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, and sea salt. Mix them together until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently fold in the crushed pineapple with its juice, giving your cake a tropical flair.
  5. Stir in the finely chopped macadamia nuts and shredded coconut until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly.
  7. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for approximately 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. While the cake cools, prepare the creamy coconut frosting.

Ingredients Introduction:

Each ingredient in this recipe plays a crucial role in crafting the perfect tropical indulgence. From the sweetness of granulated and brown sugars to the aromatic spices of cinnamon and cardamom, every element contributes to the symphony of flavors. The addition of macadamia nuts adds a buttery crunch, while shredded coconut infuses the cake with its signature tropical essence. Let’s not forget the star of the show – crushed pineapple – which lends its tangy sweetness to every bite, transporting you to paradise with each mouthful.

Instructions for Creamy Coconut Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and a dash of sea salt, continuing to beat until well combined.
  3. Mix in the coconut extract, infusing the frosting with a burst of tropical flavor.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the chilled coconut cream until light and fluffy.
  5. Gently fold the whipped coconut cream into the cream cheese mixture until smooth and creamy.


As you spread the creamy coconut frosting over the cooled cake, you’ll witness the transformation of simple ingredients into a masterpiece of tropical indulgence. Each layer tells a story of sun-soaked shores, swaying palms, and the tantalizing flavors of the tropics. With its moist crumb, luscious frosting, and irresistible combination of pineapple, macadamia nuts, and coconut, this cake is more than just a dessert – it’s a passport to paradise. Share it with loved ones and embark on a culinary journey to the heart of the tropics, one delectable slice at a time.

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