This Do Nothing Cake is a very old fashioned cake your family will love. This dessert gets its name because it originated in the 1940’s and recipes were usually made from scratch, had a lot of ingredients, and hard to make. This one is very easy, takes no time to throw it together, and is so delicious. You just mix this one with a spoon. It makes a great dessert to take to any event and is wonderful for any holiday gathering. You will get asked for the recipe over and over again and you won’t have any leftovers to take home. My family loves this cake and it is one of our favorites. 

Do nothing cake recipe

Ready In:1hr


  • 2cups sugar
  • 2cups flour
  • 2eggs
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 16ounces crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1⁄2cup butter
  • 1cup sugar
  • 3⁄4cup evaporated milk
  • 1cup coconut
  • 1cup nuts
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place first 6 ingredients in a bowl & mix until blended with spoon.
  2. Pour into 13×9 inch cake pan.
  3. Bake at 350°F 35-40 minutes.
  4. 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).
  5. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour over hot cake.

Serving Size: 1 (121) g


Calories: 382.2Calories from Fat 137 g|36 %Total Fat 15.3 g|23 %Saturated Fat 8.1 g|40 %Cholesterol 41.9 mg|13 %Sodium 211 mg|8 %Total Carbohydrate 58.6 g|19 %Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9 %Sugars 42.5 g169 %Protein 5.2 g|10

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