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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hawaiian Cake

I love this cake! Especially around Spring and Summer. It's so light tasting and I've had people that don't even "like" cake ask for seconds.
There are two ways to make it. The "EASY" way or "MY" way! LOL.
I'll give you the "EASY" way first.

1 Vanilla Cake Mix
1 8oz cream cheese softened
1 20 oz. crushed pineapple
1 3oz. package of vanilla instant pudding
1 cup cold milk
1 9oz container of cool whip
nuts and coconut for garnish

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using the reserved pineapple juice and water for the liquid called for in the directions.
Split between 2- 8 inch round pans.
Bake at 350° F. for about 30 minutes
Cool in pans, set aside.
In a large bowl blend together cream cheese, pudding mix and milk until smooth. Fold in drained pineapple and spread half of the mixture over top of 1st cake. Place second cake on top of first and spread with remaining filling.
Cover with whipped topping and sprinkle with nuts and coconut.

Now the only difference between the "EASY" way and "MY" way is I make my cake from scratch and my vanilla pudding from scratch!
So if you feel like it here is the recipe for Vanilla Pudding. Just make sure you omit the milk in recipe above if making this from scratch. And here is a Vanilla Cake Recipe.
I've made it both the easy way and the "MY" way and it comes out delicious. My way is just a bit "healthier" LOL.


  1. Oh.... yummy.... I've made this cake many times, but it was called something else. It is truly delicious!!!! The only difference in my recipe is you simmer the pineapple juice with sugar (like you really need more sugar in this recipe) and then pour it over the warm cake. (poke holes first with fork - don't be aggressive) Then top with the rest of the delightful ingredients. It is delicious!!! Fattening!!! Wonderful!!! Heavenly!!! okay... now I'm hungry!

  2. Sound like a litecake. thanks for sharing.

  3. YUm, yum, yum. I know I would like this cake! Too bad my son wouldn't eat it, but hmmm...that means more for me - LOL! You are making me hungry...

  4. I am totally not kidding when I tell you that my word verification for that comment was "dumper". Why would you have me type something like that? It just doesn't sound pretty. :)

  5. I would love a piece of this right now! I think we used to call it Cajun Cake but could be wrong. YUMMY!


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