Oma's German Pineapple Cake

My pineapple cake recipe, aka Ananaskuchen, is one of those easy German recipes that is so quick to make. Basically it all goes into one bowl, stir, bake, and enjoy. 

With a sprinkle of coconut after it's baked, it's a southern twist that finishes it deliciously. Your Oma would be proud of you!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

35 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


Makes 8 servings


  • 19-ounce can pineapple tidbits, drain and keep juice
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice (from can)
  • 1 tablespoons rum
  • 2 tablespoons coconut (to garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a 10-inch springform pan.
  3. Drain pineapple, keeping liquid.
  4. Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix the egg, butter, brown sugar, milk, 3 tablespoons pineapple juice, and rum.
  6. Stir in pineapple tidbits.
  7. Stir in flour mixture until well mixed.
  8. Pour into prepared springform pan.
  9. Bake, about 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Cool and sprinkle with coconut if desired.

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