Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake Recipe

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I found this recipe at a local paper and adapted it to suit my family's tastes. A friend who doesn't cook much took this cake to a family gathering, and they thought she was an overnight gourmet! —Donna Quinn of Salem, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple or orange extract
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 178 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pineapple and coconut extract. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. For topping, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and pineapple extract until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple-Coconut Angel Food Cake in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p31

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lw444 User ID: 8202705 225344
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Wonderful recipe. I will omit the coconut flakes though as I hate coconut flakes. I will put slices of strawberries on top. Great summer dessert."

bellejake User ID: 1798739 216741
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This is my "go to" cake! All my women friends love it as do my kids! Easy, quick and yummy!"

cocoakay User ID: 6015373 87895
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"yes turn out perfect!"

cocoakay User ID: 6015373 73488
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"turn out perfect...use low wide mold for cake!"

Holdingwings User ID: 4995370 87894
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I followed this recipe exactly and it fell in the middle. I will not make this again."

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