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Hawaiian Frosted Cake Recipe
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Hawaiian Frosted Cake

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, or butter the pan well and coat inside with flour to prevent sticking.
  2. Beat the cake mix, water, eggs, vegetable oil, 1 package of coconut cream pudding mix, and 1 tablespoon of rum extract in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gently fold in the crushed pineapple. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake has risen, turned golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool the cake to room temperature in the pan on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.
  4. While the cake is baking, spread 2 tablespoons of flaked coconut onto a baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove the coconut, allow to cool, and set aside.
  5. To make frosting, whisk 1 package coconut cream pudding mix with milk until the mixture turns thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Gently fold in the whipped topping, 1/4 cup flaked coconut, coconut extract, and 1 teaspoon of rum extract. Frost the cake, and sprinkle toasted coconut on top. Keep refrigerated.
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Sep 01, 2010

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.

 
Mar 26, 2012

Do not make this cake if your on a diet!!!! This was the best cake I've ever tasted!!!!!!

 

7 Ratings

Dec 25, 2014

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.

 
Oct 27, 2014

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 593 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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