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Pina Colada Cake Recipe

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This cake is a family favorite! Our Grandma Char’s cousin Maxine gave us this recipe. It’s so moist and delicious! If you close your eyes you can escape the cold and imagine a warm summer evening! It’s been a long winter so we are trying to think warm thoughts! We are a little anxious for spring and warmer temps!  It was a huge hit with our family and we’re sure you will love it too.  It’s so easy to make!

Pina Colada Cake Recipe:

1 (15.25 ounce) yellow cake mix (I like the one with pudding in the mix)
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (save liquid)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
8 ounces cream of coconut (sometimes found on mixed drink ingredients aisle)
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

Make cake in a 9 x 13 pan according to directions on the box. When cake is done, poke holes all over the top of the cake.  I used the end of a wooden mixing spoon.

Mix pineapple juice reserved from crushed pineapple (about 1/2 cup), sweetened condensed milk, and coconut cream.  Pour mixture over the top of the cake making sure the top is covered and try to pour it into the holes.  Then let the cake cool completely.  Top with drained, crushed pineapple. Then top with the sweetened whipped cream and flaked coconut. Directions below.

Sweetened Whipped Cream Ingredients:
2 cups whipping cream
8 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions for Whipped Cream:
Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar together until it starts to thicken. You’ll want it to be thick enough to stand on it’s own.   Then spread over the crushed pineapple.  Top with shredded coconut.

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  1. says

    We make this for Easter every year (sans the pineapple) and color the coconut green. Occasionally we’ll add some jelly beans for “easter eggs”. It’s the most delicious cake!

    • Cyd says

      It should be refrigerated with the whipping cream in the frosting. It will be fine left out an hour or so while serving and eating it. Hope this helps. -The Six Sisters

  2. Caroline says

    I made this tonight for a church supper. Every crumb was eaten, and I received so many compliments! Thanks for a great recipe; it’s a keeper for me!!

      • Cyd says

        This cake can be made a day ahead. It may start to get a little soggy on the bottom from being a poke cake and draining all the liquid in the holes. Be sure to store it in the refrigerator.

  3. Linda Martin says

    This cake is easy and absolutely delicious!!! My question is the same as the previous one….can this be made the night before or will it get too soggy??


  4. Jamee says

    So we made this this morning and ate it late afternoon and it tasted good. But in prep after reading the comments I made sure to drain the pineapple well. Still turned out soggy :( …. when you poke holes are you suppose to poke all the way down, or try and only go half way? And if you cut out some of the sweetened condensed milk would that be okay, it was a little too rich for me. Sorry for all the questions I’m no whiz in the kitchen! Haha

    • Cyd says

      Don’t poke the holes all the way to the bottom. Just about halfway to 3/4 down. Sorry it was soggy for you. It is very moist with all of the ingredients added into the holes.

  5. TAMMY says

    In theory this cake should be amazing! However, it is way too soggy. I only poked 3/4 of the way down and squeezed all the juice out of the pineapple with a lime juicer. I’m going to try using the cream of coconut and pineapple juice and leaving out the sweetened condensed milk next time. Wish me luck.

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