Prepare & bake cake according to directions. Prepare pudding as directed on box,mix in mixer & add cream cheese untill smooth. Simmer pinapple with 1/2 cup of sugar,just until sugar is dissolved. When cake has cooled for about 5 min poke holes throughout the cake and then poor the pineapple mixture over cake. Cool cake then top with the pudding & cream cheese mixture. Spead coolwhip over cake & top with coconut & pecans.