Pineapple Pudding Cake Recipe
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Pineapple Pudding Cake Recipe

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My mother used to love making this easy dessert in the summertime. It's so cool and refreshing that it never lasts very long! Kathleen Worden - North Andover, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 20 maraschino cherries, well drained

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 131 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in pudding mixture until blended. Spread evenly over cake. Sprinkle with pineapple; spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with walnuts and garnish with cherries. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Pudding Cake in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p55

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jackthekid User ID: 5892518 244151
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"Made it as written, turned out great. Will make again"

NickN User ID: 8698387 241757
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"Awesome awesome awesome it was so easy turned out really good can't wait to make it again. I changed two things I used French vanilla cake mix and half cup of silk vanilla soy creamer cause I ran out of fat free milk it came out great enjoy."

dawahinikine User ID: 8559288 234082
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Made this last week for the first time. It is addictive!! I used regular cake mix and coconut cream pudding. I toasted coconut to top with walnuts and cherries. looks sooo good. I made one tonite using chocolate cake and vanilla pudding. Haven't tasted that yet but will rate that as well. This cake tastes as good as it looks. Thank you for sharing!"

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 232214
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Great easy recipe"

mlarson491 User ID: 1700531 222404
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"easy to make. Very light and refreshing. Made for dinner party and everyone like it--even seconds for some. Would definitely make again. I put shaved almonds on top and they tasted good on it."

sandi4got User ID: 3029914 220712
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"I make a cake like this except I use two 20 oz cans crushed pineapple I use the juice in place of water for the cake. I bake the cake then when it's cooling I take an 8oz cream cheese (soften) cut into chunks & 1 cup milk beat it till its pretty well broke up then add vanilla or french vanilla instant pudding(4oz) to the milk & cream cheese & beat till thickened.You will have some little lumps in pudding but it doesn't matter. Spread this on the cooled cake then put your crushed pineapple all over the top of pudding mixture then I put 8oz cool whip & top that with bakers angel flake coconut so good. :-)"

lizafuller415 User ID: 8108913 76153
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"Scrumptious cake!!! I didn't put nuts."

juhidhawan User ID: 8104586 65777
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"very nice recipe and cake"

Mavplum1 User ID: 7416032 147932
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"Awesome !!"

TLPA User ID: 1458601 153421
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"This was very good, but I'm not sure what I think about the cream cheese...That part was not quite sweet enough when mixed with only pudding and no additional sugar. Otherwise great! I think it would be good with strawberries instead of pineapple to compliment the cream cheese.

I used the recipe as a guideline, but made my own cake and pudding from scratch, and no fat-free or sugar-free stuff. I also topped with toasted coconut instead of walnuts.
We were not patient enough to wait for it to chill so it might be better cold!"

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