Do Nothing Cake
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While the original source of this cake is unknown, it has stood the test of time and is an old country favorite. The quick prep and no-fail method make it an easy, last-minute dessert!
Serves: 12-16 servings
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 16oz can crushed pineapple with juice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. Prepare a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the cake ingredients until completely combined.
  4. Pour into pan, and bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Don't overbake.
  5. During the last 10 minutes of baking, prepare icing.
  6. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  7. Add sugar and evaporated milk, and stir to combine.
  8. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Add nuts and coconut.
  10. Pour icing over warm cake.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at