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 sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

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


  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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pamsterhamster User ID: 2978210 130212
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"Light & tasty. easy to make."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 205843
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."

kevshi User ID: 6528621 138228
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

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

marang User ID: 2834675 138004
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011


marang User ID: 2834675 130211
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!!!"

yankeesfan247 User ID: 5803827 51385
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"This is so far the best cake I have ever tasted and the directions were so simple."

prmom User ID: 5638367 66943
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"I made this cake for a church Luau Party twice, everybody loved it, there were no leftovers."

kcable User ID: 3842268 51384
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"The instructions for the cream cheese, milk and pudding are not complete if you are not careful you will end up with a huge mess and wasted ingredients!! Thanks for being so clear."

jjr1947 User ID: 3425002 205842
Reviewed May. 15, 2009

"This was an easy, tastey cake. My grandkids were coming so I left out the pineapple (picky eaters). I had some coconut leftover so I sprinkled that on half the cake. Everyone raved about it - I think I'll try it with a chocolate cake mix next."

lancy User ID: 7438 51380
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2009

"I made this yesterday and this cake is simply delicious. It is so light and so easy to prepare.

Taste of home subscriber for so many years. L. Hebert 3/6/09
Portsmouth R.I."

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