Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Cake

by Heather on August 17, 2012

I kinda have a thing for craving foods that make me dream of island vacations.

Part of me thinks it must be some form of self-torture to make things that will only make me think of sand, sun and crashing waves when I live smack-dab in the middle of the United States, next to mountains that are ridiculously dry and no ocean in sight.

 

I mean, that’s crazy right?

 

My island state of mind, though, is highly improved when I eat things containing tropical fruit and topped with toasty sweet coconut.  The aloha spirit comes alive when I devour said food with coffee.

 

And my waistline thanks me for making it more bikini-ready (not totally, just more) by using fabulous and protein-rich Chobani 2% pineapple Greek yogurt.  Since self-control isn’t really my forte around freshly baked goods it’s probably best that I can feel good about this cake.  YUM!

PINEAPPLE COCONUT YOGURT CAKE

  • 1 cup Chobani 2% pineapple Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla.  Gently fold in the flour, baking soda and salt.  Pour into a greased 8-inch round pan.  Sprinkle the top with shredded coconut.  Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let cool completely before devouring.  Serve with extra yogurt on top!

Extra sunshine please!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 17, 2012

I would totally make this if my Husband hadn’t eaten the entire 16oz container in one sitting.

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2 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 17, 2012

yum! we just got a special chobani delivery and travis hasn’t touched the pineapple yet! making this!

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3 Kelly August 17, 2012

YUM! The texture looks so good!!! I feel like I can taste it from here! ;) Have a great weekend Heather!

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4 Laurie {Simply Scratch} August 17, 2012

Heather this looks and sounds amazing! I cannot even stand it!

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5 Ashley August 17, 2012

Come to meeeeeeeeee!!! I need this cake! It looks unbelievably moist. Yum.

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6 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 17, 2012

Too weird, I just posted a pineapple muffin with coconut streusel the other day!

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7 Heather August 17, 2012

um, DROOLING – that sounds incredible!

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8 Kristina August 17, 2012

this looks amazing, simply amazing!

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9 Maria August 17, 2012

It looks so moist! And I love that the ingredient list is so short. And that it probably tastes like Hawaii.

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10 Natalie August 17, 2012

Heather, I can’t help but laugh and shake my head when I read about you pining for the ocean. I live in the middle of the plains and my yearning every single day to be in Colorado and the mountains is ridiculous!! :)

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11 Heather August 17, 2012

ha! oh, the mountains are stunning – no doubt about that! definitely very blessed to live where we do :)

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12 Laura @Travelocafe August 17, 2012

I have so much more to learn. You have such a great blog. Congrats.

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13 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic August 17, 2012

Pineapple is my favorite Chobani flavor! And maybe mango too. I love tropical flavors as much as you do :)

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14 Sarah August 17, 2012

Oh yum! I can’t wait for our next trip to the islands. We’re taking the girls. It’s going to be real.

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15 Heather August 18, 2012

They will absolutely LOVE it! I remember when my parents took us to Hawaii when I was about 10 and my sister was 6 – we still remember every second of that trip!

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16 Aggie August 19, 2012

Come visit me. I’ll find us some sand, sun and crashing waves real quick. But you’re going to have to bring me this cake. Oy vey I want a slice so bad tonight!!

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17 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 22, 2012

That looks so moist and tender, I love those tropical flavors!

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18 Sarah O. August 22, 2012

Oh mylanta. I made this today (only in cupcake form) and I’m actually dying. Seriously one of the top ten best things I’ve ever made. They are just little balls of not-overly-sweet, sunshiney, fluffy perfection. Thanks Heather! Making them again ASAP.

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19 Heather August 23, 2012

aw, thanks sarah! i’m SO glad you enjoyed it!

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20 Feast on the Cheap September 8, 2012

This looks so moist and flavorful! Once i’m back in baking mode I need to make this…

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21 amila September 28, 2012

Your Pineapple Coconut Yogurt Cake went all the way to Spain (Madrid to be exact).
It’s soooo good. My kids love it. Thanks again ;) Gracias

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22 Heather September 28, 2012

wow, that’s a long way to travel! ;) so glad you liked it!

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