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Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe

Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe

This delicious dessert refreshes all year round. With several store-bought ingredients, it’s a snap to prepare any time. –Sandra Etelamaki of Ishpeming, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine pineapple and brown sugar. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 4-5 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated; cool slightly. Remove cake from the oven; place on a wire rack. Poke holes in warm cake with a fork. Spoon pineapple mixture evenly over cake; cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread over cake. Spread whipped topping over pudding. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 180 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 0 fat.

Reviews for Pineapple Poke Cake

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dctill
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Why do people continue 2 use sugar free products and think they are better for you???? NOT!!! reduced sugar products contain toxins like aspartame that are way worse than sugar !!!!"

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Vicks6
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"After reading all the reviews, I made this cake but I used a pineapple cake mix, and I doubled the amount of pineapple and brown sugar. Next time I won't boil off as much of the pineapple juice. It is a very refreshing cake. I would make this again."

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tchr90
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"I have made this several times for family gatherings and everyone loves it! My sister-in-law even asked for the recipe. We all thought it was perfect the way it is!"

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Netizen
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"Boxed mixes and frozen whipped toppings, including Cool Whip Free (look at the ingredients for partially hydrogenated oils) have TRANS FATS and they are NOT healthy!"

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oteri
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Wouldn't this be yummy, too, with carrot cake? mmmmmm . . ."

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imjstagrl0814
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I do not like pineapple, however this cake is delicious! If you are a big pineapple fan, I would suggest doubling the pineapple and brown sugar. That way you are sure to get pineapple in every bite! Will definitely make again."

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nisey1000
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I made this cake for out of town company, They all loved it and couldn't get enough. There weren't any left overs."

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DonnaLadley
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I made this for work and everyone went back for seconds. I will make it again."

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lanacoates@verizon.net
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"Everyone loved this recipe! I doubled the pineapple and brown sugar topping, and I used regular pudding (3 oz size) and regular topping, since none of us like the sugar free versions. It was a hit and a "keeper"."

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ruppie
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"very yummy dessert....the whole family loved it....I did use a pineapple cake mix and also doubled the pinapple using tidbits instead of crushed. really gave it an awesome pinapple flavor."

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janicespearson
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"My husband too is a diabetic,so I adjusted the receipe with reduced sugar cake mix,sugar free pudding & whipped topping although I did not use the brown sugar substitute. I thought it was great, he thought it should have more pineapple. But the good thing is his blood suger did not zoom this morning. So I will definatly make it again."

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gmalou
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"My Mother made this type of cake when I was young and it brings back all thise wonderful memories! Being a diabetic now, I will use the Splenda and sugar free cool whip! I always adjust recipes to my liking."

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Bikelama04
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"The name pineapple should not be in the tittle. It is just a yellow cake with an occasional tiny fleck of pineapple in every 4th bite. Will not make it again."

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chelgason62
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"this recipe was a big hit at a church dinner! I do agree with others that more pineapple should be added to the recipe. Overall, I'd make it again for a special occasion."

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Sandflea63
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I would make it again but I would use pineapple juice instead of water. I felt it needed a little more flavor."

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jdab
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"I made this cake for treat day at my school. Everyone loved it. A nice light and refreshing cake. Will definitely make it again."

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cookiewoMAN
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I thought it was very good but I agree with others that it might need more pineapple."

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kay riess
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I took this to my girls lunch out and they enjoyed it to ne end. One girl is going to make it for coffee with her minaster. kay"

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neilsens
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"This is delicious! Made it for a quilt guild meeting and everyone loved it. As others have said, I too would add more pineapple. Simple and easy recipe - the best kind!"

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xmasbaker
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I agree with everyone else about the pineapple. Also the cake didn't really soak up the pineapple juices because they were cooked off a lot. When I make it again I will not cook off the pineapple as much so the juices soak down into the cake more, or I will buy a pineapple flavored cake mix."

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Casaletto
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Delicious. I, too, would add a little more pineapple to the topping. I used Splenda brown sugar. Whole thing disappeared quickly. A keeper."

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grandmah11
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I made this cake for a church fellowship, and it was well received. It did take longer to bake than the directions. It is a delicious, moist cake I will definitely make again!"

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maryll56
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"The cake did not bake with the required time so I had to add minutes for baking; therefore the cake was a bit dry and heavy. Also the pineapple did not seem to be enough for the top of the cake."

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jerryostandeford
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"The cake is very good, but I would use more pineapple and Splenda brown sugar."

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judypate
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Kathy asked about egg substitue I just used 2 egg whites and did great. that was besides the eggs called for A great cake YUMMY."

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soupyfaun
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I used splenda brown sugar instead of regular. The cake was very good. I think next time I will make a double batch of frosting."

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ibruby
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I would add a bit more pineapple and did add some orange liquer to the Cool Whip & topped w/crushed pecans. Cool Whip is kinda un-tastey so often add Creme de Menthe or something to 'spruce' up the taste."

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Rangersmine
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Delicious!!"

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Holadancey
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"This was delicious! I forgot to buy the yellow cake mix when I shopped, but had a spice cake on hand and used that instead! It was the most refreshing and delicious cake! I will use a bit more pineapple the next time I make it, but not too much. Overall, this is an excellent recipe! Thanks!"

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agdavis
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"This cake is very moist and delicious!"

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kathymak
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"I would like to know what could be used instead of egg substitute."

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judypate
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"this is really good and moist. BUT I would use more pineapple next time I make it. The 8-oz size is not enough pineapple flavor."

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srweezy
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"Made it for the family and all my boys loved it. Next time I will use more pineapple though."

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Franny203
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"Easy recipe ..Taste Grrrrrrreat will make again & again !"

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tkarinas
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"Pineapple poke cake is simple and easy to make and tastes so good, it's a keeper for sure. It'll go in my recipe box as we want to make it any time we can."

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