Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cake Recipe

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Kristen Published: December 15, 2020 Modified: July 29, 2021
Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cake Recipe

How To Make Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cake

Serve a delicious pineapple macadamia nut cake for the holidays! Yummy vanilla-flavored cake with crushed pineapple and nuts are topped with a rum glaze.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Rest Time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For Cake:

  • cupshortening,butter flavored
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 8ozpineapple,1 can, crushed, with juice
  • ½cuprum,spiced
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • ozinstant vanilla pudding mix,1 pkg
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupmacadamia nuts

For Glaze:

  • ¼cupwater
  • 2tbspbutter
  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • ¼cuprum



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×9-inch pan.

  2. In a large bowl, mix shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, pineapple, ½ cup of rum, and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Mix until fully incorporated. Stir in macadamia nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.


  1. Place water, butter, and ½ of cup sugar in small saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add ¼ cup of rum.

  2. While cake is still very warm, poke holes all over top of cake with toothpick. Slowly spoon glaze onto cake. Cake will be very moist.

  3. Let stand for at least 15 minutes to absorb glaze. Best served while still warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 460.84kcal
  • Fat: 17.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.80g
  • Trans Fat: 1.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.18g
  • Fiber: 1.56g
  • Sugar: 46.48g
  • Protein: 4.11g
  • Cholesterol: 42.33mg
  • Sodium: 336.91mg
  • Calcium: 96.15mg
  • Potassium: 94.22mg
  • Iron: 1.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.13mg
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