Miss Helen’s Pineapple Cake

When the ladies of the Corner Club were doing a little tidying up in the pastor’s office in preparation for the arrival of a new pastor, we found a cookbook that the ladies of the church had produced in 1997.

In memory of one of our precious members, Helen Goccia, who died in the spring of 2019, we include one of her recipes.  Helen was in her early 90’s and much-loved a long-time member Larison’s Corner.


2 cups flour                    1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sugar                  1 tsp. salt

2 eggs                            1 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tsp. baking soda          1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained


Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

Bake in floured and greased 9 x 13 inch pan 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pineapple Cake

Miss Helen’s Pineapple Cake


Over the course of my life, what I have noted is that when someone I love passes away, she often takes her recipes with her. This was the case with my mother and my grandmother. It’s great to see that the church has recipes from an esteemed member of another generation.  For generations, the pineapple has been thought of as the symbol of welcome. Thank you Miss Helen for your faithful service to the Lord! 

Sandman (Your webmaster)

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