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!


  • 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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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

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.


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!


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!


4 Laurie {Simply Scratch} August 17, 2012

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


5 Ashley August 17, 2012

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


6 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 17, 2012

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


7 Heather August 17, 2012

um, DROOLING – that sounds incredible!


8 Kristina August 17, 2012

this looks amazing, simply amazing!


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.


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!! :)


11 Heather August 17, 2012

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


12 Laura @Travelocafe August 17, 2012

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


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 :)


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.


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!


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!!


17 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 22, 2012

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


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.


19 Heather August 23, 2012

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


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…


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


22 Heather September 28, 2012

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


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