Do you have to use a lot of different ingredients to make layered cake bars? Nope, you don’t even need 10 ingredients to make these sweet and satisfying pineapple cake bars, even though they are layered and impressive!

These delicious cake bars are simple to make and far tastier than anything you can find at the bakery. They’re easy to prepare and the whole family is going to love them.


For the crust and topping:

  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ C. All purpose flour
  • ¾ C. Butter cold and cubed
  • ½ C. Sugar

For the filling:

  • Pinch salt
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ C. Flour
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 16 oz. Can crushed pineapple
  • ½ C. Sour cream

For the icing:

  • 1 tsp. Coconut extract
  • 1 C. Powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Half and half

How to Make Pineapple Cake Bars

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend together the flour and sugar for the crust mixture.
  • Cut in the cold butter until the mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture for later.
  • Press the remaining crust mixture into the bottom of a well greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Blend together the filling ingredients, and spread them over the pre-baked crust in the baking dish.
  • Top with the reserved crust mixture crumbled.
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • Let cook for 15-20 minutes
  • Beat together the icing ingredients until smooth.
  • Drizzle the icing over the bars, adding more half and half if needed to thin the icing.
  • Slice and serve.