Do Nothing Cake


I saw Do Nothing Cake, aka Texas Tornado Cake, on internet for the first time about a year ago. I was, naturally, attracted to the title because it suggested an easy recipe that will be made quickly and turn out well. And it really was so.

It feels like forever since I have shared a recipe here, but it hasn’t been because I have been neglecting my blog, quite the opposite actually! I was having some big issues with my recipe plugin (the thingy that gives you the ability to print my recipes, and Google the information it needs to know it is a recipe). I have logged a ton of hours manually converting recipes and doing other little tweaks on my site.

When a friend brought this to a church supper, EVERYONE insisted on getting the recipe. Very moist and delicious.. This really is just about a do nothing cake, unless you count walking across the street to the neighbor’s to borrow sugar! LOL! So simple and delicious and MOIST! Now I must cut some to take to the neighbors before it is gone. I love the way the icing soaks into the cake and makes it so moist. I poked holes in the cake so it could soak in easier.

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
16 ounces crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup coconut
1 cup nuts

1 teaspoon vanilla


Place first 6 ingredients in a bowl & mix until blended with spoon.
Pour into 13×9 inch cake pan.
Bake at 350°F 35-40 minutes.
For Icing: Mix butter, sugar and evaporated milk together and cook over medium heat until a little thickened. (This usually takes about 5 minutes at a boil).
Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
Pour over hot cake.