Hawaiian Wedding Cake Recipe
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Hawaiian Wedding Cake Recipe

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"I got this wonderful recipe from a cousin whose husband was Hawaiian," notes JoAnn Desmond from Madison Heights, Virginia. "I've changed it some to reduce the fat and calories, but it still tastes as rich as the original. It's very simple to make...and guests will love it. Enjoy!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cans (one 20 ounces, one 8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 221 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1/2 fruit 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, buttermilk, egg whites and egg beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk add pudding mix until well blended. Spread over the cake. Top with pineapple and whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Wedding Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p33

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Light & tasty. Easy to make."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Made this for my daughter's 6th birthday which was a Hawaiian theme. All of the adults loved it but some of the kids were just "so so" with it. I would definitely make this again as it was quite good and knowing that it is light made all of us adults who are watching our weight feel less guilty about indulging."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"I have a question, wana make this cake today ...do i mix in the ingredients from the bak of the box or only bittermilk egg and eggwhites?"

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011


Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! Thank you for the recipe! I made it for Easter dinner today--the only thing I changed was I upgraded the lo cal to regular whipped cream and cream cheese, pudding and pineapple with sugar(regular). I thought about changing the buttermilk to the pineapple juice but left it alone--the cake was extremely moist---VERY GOOD!! It is already requested for NEXT WEEK it was so good!!!"

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