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Hawaiian Pineapple Pudding Cake Recipe

This is a moist and delicious cake that our family loves. One cake mix actually makes two 9 x 13 cakes or one big cake in a jelly roll pan. Perfect for your big family parties!
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hawaiian Pineapple Pudding Cake, Pineapple cake, pudding cake
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 352kcal


  • 1 (15 ounce) box yellow cake mix (Betty Crocker)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • cups milk (cold)
  • teaspoons coconut extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (drained and reserve juice for cake)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flaked coconut (toasted)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make cake batter according to package directions adding in the vegetable oil, eggs, and using pineapple juice reserved from crushed pineapple in place of water.
  • Pour into two greased 9 x 13 pans or one greased 18 x 12 jelly roll pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.Let cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the pudding mixes, milk, and coconut extract; beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add softened cream cheese and beat well to smooth out all bumps, and then gently stir in pineapple with a spoon.
  • Spread pudding mixture over cooled cake.
  • Mix together whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until thick.
  • Spread this over the pudding layer.
  • To toast the coconut, spread it on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 5 to 10 minutes until barely browned.
  • Sprinkle cooled coconut over the top of the cake.
  • Chill cake for about 2 hours or until ready to serve.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg