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Do Nothing Cake

Do Nothing Cake

Do Nothing Cake is also known as Texas Tornado Cake - it's a super easy pineapple poke cake topped with a delicious coconut and walnut frosting. 
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 276kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  • For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan by lightly greasing it.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and sugar. Add in the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and crushed pineapple. Mix until fully combined. Transfer the cake batter to the prepared baking pan and bake the cake for about 30 minutes, or until it's cooked in the middle.
  • For the frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar. Cook until slightly thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the walnuts and shredded coconut and mix until combined. 
  • As soon as the cake is out of the oven, poke holes into the cake using a fork or the back of a wooden spoon. Immediately pour over the prepared frosting. Let cool, and serve.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg