mix the eggs, undrained crushed pineapple, flour, 1 cup of the white sugar, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla together and stir until just combined. Preheat oven to 350 f and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt, then mix in eggs and pineapple. mix the sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, and pineapple together. Sprinkle the top with one cup brown sugar and one cup chopped pecans. mix 1st 7 ingredients and pour into a buttered 9 x 13 pan. Mix next two ingredients (sugar and nuts) and spinkle over the unbaked cake. this cake has a lot of promise but its not a pineapple cake. Its a cake where pineapple acts just like applesauce replacing oil with sweet fruit pulp to make a healthier treat. To call it a pineapple cake is to raise the taste expectations to a level it cant meet. Though bland and sweet this dense moist cake is the perfect base for a. this granny cake recipe uses crushed pineapple and topped with icing while the cake is hot. in a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt, then mix in eggs and pineapple. Pour batter into your pan and top with an even layer of pecans and brown sugar. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Play with the recipe! You can make various cakes by switching out the cake mix, fruit filling and icing. My granny also uses apple pie filling in a spice cake mix and frosts it with cream cheese or caramel frosting.