Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hawaiian Cake

Boy, do I have a delicious cake recipe for you!  For Easter, Jeremy, Diesel and I went down to my parents house for dinner and you know I was all about making the dessert.  My grandma’s birthday was in a few days, so I thought a cake would be perfect.  More specifically, I thought this cake would be perfect!  My parents just back from a Hawaiian vacation, we’re Hawaiian and it’s delicious.

This cake is very simple to put together and would be great for get togethers or a pot-luck or a birthday celebration.  It is yellow cake, topped with a layer of pudding and pineapple, then frosted with Cool Whip and coconut.  Yummy!  Make this for your next party.  Seriously, it’s a-mazing.





Pineapple layer.




Ready to eat!

Hawaiian Cake, by Recipezaar
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (standard size)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  1. Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions, using a greased 13 in x 9 in x 2 in baking pan.
  2. Cool.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix; let stand to thicken.
  4. Stir in pineapple.
  5. Spread over cake.
  6. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Beat in 1 cup whipped topping.
  8. Fold in remaining topping.
  9. Spread over Pudding.
  10. Sprinkle with coconut.
  11. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


  1. My good friend made this dessert once and I loved it! I got the recipe from her, but haven't made it yet! Thanks for the reminder, I need to make!

  2. Looks very moist and delicious!

  3. sometimes cake mix is just the way to go---this looks delightful!

  4. Ummm WOW! This sounds REALLY yummy!!!!! I'll have to show this to my mum, she would love to make something like this!

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. Oh wow, pineapple and pudding? I don't really even like cake but I'm totally sold!

    Thanks for the feedback on the recipe. It's always great to hear when something turns out.

  6. Oh how I would love a big slice of this cake.

  7. oooh that sounds like a fantastic cake for the summer.


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