Total time: 1 hr 10 mins | Serves: 12-16

Dessert completes any meal. I have a few favorites, and this Homemade Granny Cake is on the top of my list. Perfectly sweet, moist, very delicious, and a great dessert to sum up any meal!

This decadent cake is filled with pineapple and topped with crumbly pecans and brown sugar. This cake is soaked with sweet milk and butter glaze, but it is not overly sweet. Instead, the glaze makes this cake super moist.

To make this cake, you do not need any fancy ingredients or kitchen tools. It is also a no-fuss, yet guarantee the best homemade Granny Cake you’ll ever make!



2 large eggs

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp baking soda

2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 (20 ounces) can of crushed pineapples, with juice

1 c. pecans, chopped

1 c. brown sugar


1/2 c. sugar

1 c. evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter

How to make The Best Homemade Granny Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using non-stick spray or butter, lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Step 2: Place the sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well until combined. Then, beat in the eggs and pineapple.

Step 3: Into the prepared baking dish, pour the batter, and top with a layer of pecans and brown sugar. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Step 4: In the meantime, place the evaporated milk, sugar, and butter in a medium saucepan. Mix and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Then, pour this over the hot cake.

Step 5: Allow the cake to cool and absorb the icing before slicing. Enjoy!