Hawaiian Sunset Cake Recipe
This three-layer orange cake is pretty enough for company, but it's so simple to fix that you'll find yourself making it all the time. A boxed mix keeps it convenient while the pineapple-coconut filling makes it a crowd-pleaser. -Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings
- 1 package white or orange cake mix (regular size)
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 package (10 ounces) flaked coconut
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Toasted coconut, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
- 2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- 3. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, sugar, coconut and sour cream. Set aside 1 cup for frosting. Place one cake on a serving plate; top with a third of the remaining pineapple mixture. Repeat layers twice.
- 4. Fold whipped topping into the reserved pineapple mixture. Spread over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-16 servings.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 548 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
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