Easy Hawaiian Torte Recipe

This Easy Hawaiian Torte Recipe includes brown sugar, coconut, pineapple and vanilla extract.

| September/October 2013

  • A Pillsbury Bake-Off winner, this Easy Hawaiian Torte Recipe will be the talk of your next potluck.
    Photo By iStockphoto/shalamov

Our readers responded wholeheartedly to Evelyn’s request, and sent recipes for three different Pillsbury cakes. Sandy Valdinger, Scio, Ohio, sent a version from a 1968 bake-off book; Lisa Treptow, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, found a version in a 1964 book; and a 1963 version was sent by Judy Terrell, Humphrey, Arizona.

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Easy Hawaiian Torte Recipe

1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
1 can (8 1/2 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained, or 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar; add egg, pineapple and juice, and vanilla. Mix well.

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