Recipe by Jodster
"I know there are a lot of variations for this kind of cake, but I experimented a little and found a recipe that my family really likes. I hope yours does too. It's flavorful without being overpowering like some other recipes I've tried like this. It doesn't last long in our house!"
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant coconut cream pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (8 ounce) container
extra-creamy frozen whipped topping, thawed
I made this for my father-in-law's birthday because he likes coconut and everyone loved it. I was concerned about the rum flavoring being too much but everything came out perfect! I used a bundt pan and the cake turned out nice and moist (I did have problems getting it out of the pan but I think I should have waited for it to cool a little longer before trying.) The frosting is very yummy. A little tip: if you forget to thaw the whip cream like I did, an electric wisk works wonders. I also used a little extra toasted coconuts on top. Very excellent recipe. It's rare that I find one that I don't feel the need to alter very much.
Do not make this cake if your on a diet!!!! This was the best cake I've ever tasted!!!!!!
Loved this cake It is fast and easy to make and presents beautifully. It's not possible to find an 18.25 ounce box of cake mix so I used a 16.25 ounce box and cut the oil to 1/4 cup. I added dark rum instead of the extract. I thought it was perfect but a couple of the people said they couldn't taste the pineapple. Next time I may add crushed pineapple to the icing. This time I used a 13 x 9 pan but it would make a beautiful layer cake. And maybe I would put the crushed pineapple between the layers.
This photo is not the prettiest I have seen but the recipe is outstanding. I have made this recipe a dozen times and just realized I never rated it. Over the last 4 years I can't tell you how many times people have asked for my coconut pineapple cake recipe. I just refer them to your recipe. This is the best cake I have ever had. I make it as a 2 layer cake sometimes for special occasions and the only thing I change is to double the frosting recipe and sprinkle unsweetened coconut mixed with sweetened coconut all over the outside. It keeps it from being too sweet. There has never been a single bite left on a plate and it sold at a charity dessert auction for over $450 just a month ago. I froze the cake after I frosted it so it would keep on the dessert table until time to serve. It is still the most asked for recipe I have.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hawaiian Frosted Cake
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 187
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