Easy Pineapple Cake

Reta Smith Recipe

By Reta Smith bob

15 Min
20 Min

This is a great cake to take to a church dinner or any other carry in. It is EASY and quite good. Because you make it the day before it makes it doubly easy to prepare and get the kitchen cleaned up before company.

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1 pkg
reg size pineapple cake mix- or can use yellow cake mix and unsweetened pineapple juice instead of water
1 pkg
8 oz size cream cheese, softened - i used fat free
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding mix - 4 serving size- i used sugar/fat free
2 c
cold milk
1 c
crushed pineapple, well drained
2 c
whipped topping

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Grease & Flour 2 (TWO) 13 x 9" pans.
Prepare cake as directed on package. Divide evenly into two pans.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Follow directions on package for doneness test and cooling.
FILLING: For filling beat room temperature cream cheese, instant pudding mix; blend in cold milk gradually. Beat for 2 minutes.
Spread on one COOLED cake layer. Spoon drained crushed pineapple over top.
Add second layer. Spread whipped topping on sides and top of cake.
Store in refrigerator overnight before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Laurie Graham blushbubble
May 11, 2010
I've also made this fabulous cake for YEARS and I add chopped pecans to the top!
kathy hodges HAPPYINHARNED
May 16, 2010
sounds so good, will make next Sunday!
Connie Noble Lakeside
Jan 9, 2012
This cake is making my mouth water...I will be baking this one for sure!! Thank you!!
Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Feb 1, 2012
Looks so good ! Nice recipe and easy too!
Melanie B MelBelle
Feb 2, 2012
Looks like another variation of the yummy cake I make Hawaiian Wedding Cake. Just love it and all the variations!! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
This version would be good for my boys who don't like coconut~ crazy kids!
Melanie B MelBelle
Feb 2, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
cheryl mcneil chm1n0
Mar 27, 2012
nom nom nom nom
Laura Shelton Precious76692
Apr 18, 2012
Thanks for this recipe. I am anxious to try it.
I have made a cake that was similar, with the variation of the fruit. Such as Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Coctail. It is a great cake and very moist. I have also used a different version by using Eagle Brand in replace of the Pudding Mixture. They are so moist and the Eagle Brand gives it a great vanilla flavor. * When using the Fruit Coctail, I usually add pecans and coconut on top of the whip cream.
Connie Noble Lakeside
Apr 18, 2012
This looks so good! I will make this for the next bring dish...get together! Thank you for sharing!
Priscilla Cooley Priscilla_Cooley
Jul 31, 2012
I make the same kind of cake with a healthier spin. Sugar Free cake mix, unsweetened pineapple, cool whip free and lite cream cheese. Still awesome just a little less quilt!
My step mom adds rum flavoring and coconut flavoring and calls it a pina coloda cake
Carol Junkins CarolAJ
Jul 31, 2012
Gotta sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes too !!!!
Patsy G lovetocookpatsy
Sep 27, 2012
i make this cake and it's a WINNER!