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Tropical Cake

 Tropical Cake
The lemon-lime soda and pineapple give this cake a refreshing taste.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, soda, eggs, and
  • oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Place on a wire rack.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, eggs, butter and
  • pineapple. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened
  • and a thermometer reads 160° or is thick enough to coat the back
  • of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; stir in coconut. Spread over

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Tropical Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • warm cake. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 369 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.