Patricia Harmon


This original recipe won me $1000 in an online recipe contest.

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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


no stick cooking spray, divided
3/4 c
caramel flavored ice cream topping, at room temperature
1 Tbsp
spiced rum
1 box
moist deluxe supreme pineapple cake mix
1 1/3 c
pineapple juice
1/3 c
canola oil
6 large
eggs, at room temperature, divided
1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into cubes
1/2 c
canned cream of coconut
1 can(s)
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1/4 c
sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
canned pineapple chunks
maraschino cherries, rinsed and drained


1Heat oven to 350º F. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan thoroughly with no stick cooking spray.
2In a small bowl, place caramel topping. Stir in rum and pour topping mixture into prepared bundt pan
3Place cake mix, pineapple juice, canola oil and 3 eggs into large mixing bowl and blend with electric mixer until moistened. Beat with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour cake batter into cake pan over caramel topping.
4To make the custard, place softened cream cheese cubes and cream of coconut into a food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade; process for about 1 minute. Add condensed and evaporated milks into a food processor bowl and process until smooth, pulsing at first so it doesn't splatter..
5Add remaining 3 eggs, one at a time, and and just process until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture over top of cake batter.
6Spray a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil with no stick cooking spray and cover the pan TIGHTLY with the foil - important! (or use non-stick foil)
7Place the covered bundt pan into a larger pan with at least 2-inch sides and place on oven rack. Pour very hot water (heated to just below boiling) around bundt pan about half way up the bundt pan for a bain marie.
8Bake in 350º oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove bundt cake from pan of water and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and invert cake onto a large platter. Cool completely at room temperature.
9To garnish, sprinkle toasted coconut over top of . cake. Decorate with pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries, alternating them around top of cake. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts