photograph by Matt Hulsman


1 cup butter
½ cup shortening
2¾ cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup milk
¾ cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Add pineapple and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a 10-inch, greased, floured tube pan. Bake at 325°, checking after 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cake is done when it begins to pull away from the pan and turns golden brown. Turn out immediately, add warm topping, and cover. The cake is better after it sits for a couple of days.


1½ cups powdered sugar
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
¼ cup butter

Combine ingredients, heat, and pour over warm cake.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.