Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe
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Pineapple Coconut Cake Recipe

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Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared by a former co-worker, this recipe has been in my file for 20 years and never fails to delight those who try a piece. -Gina Mueller, Converse, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 envelope whipped topping mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Stir in pineapple. Spread over cake. Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in 1 cup whipped topping. Fold in remaining topping. Spread over pudding. Sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p37

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Im gonna try to bake this one."

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"Very good!"

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I made this for a coworker's birthday last year and he requested it again this year. I have made it many time in between too. Everyone just loves this cake!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"I made this recipe for the adults at my daughter's Birthday party, and it was a hit. Have since made it again. It hits the spot on a hot day, nice and light."

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"This cake was easy, very delicious and we all loved it! The only thing I did different was that I used lemon pudding instead of vanilla. Can't wait to make it again!"

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