Hawaiian Pineapple Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 – 20oz. crushed pineapple, undrained
6 1/2 oz. macadamia nuts, finely chopped, divided 1 cup for cake batter and remaining for the frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3oz. white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
Remaining macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients and 1 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts. Whisk together. Mix together eggs and undrained pineapple. Combine the egg/pineapple mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan or other pan with same volume. Bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Allow to cool, then frost
For the frosting combine all ingredients except the macadamia nuts and blend with electric mixer until fluffy and well combined. Frost top of cake and sprinkle on remaining nuts on top .