Fran Miller Recipe

Pineapple Dream Cake AKA Daffodil Cake

By Fran Miller TchrLdy71

Recipe Rating:
8-12, depending on serving size
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
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Fran's Story

This cake was MY birthday cake for many years & was made by my best friend, and later sister-in-law, Becki.

Oh, the barbecues & lasagna dinners that were topped off by this delicious dessert! Talk about happy memories, even if the event meant I was getting older. =^..^=


1 box
yellow cake mix, any brand
1 c
water, as directed for the cake
1/2 c
vegetable oil, as directed for the cake
eggs, as directed for the cake
20 oz
can of crushed pineapple, drained
8 oz
block of cream cheese
1 box
instant vanilla pudding mix, 4 serving size
2 c
8 oz
container of cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs together, as directed on the cake mix box. Bake the cake in a 13 x 9" baking dish, using the temperature & time suggested on the cake mix box. Remove from oven and cool.
Drain the pineapple well. (I actually squish it with a wooden spoon, just a little, so the cake won't get soggy.)
Spread drained pinepple over the cooled cake.
In a blender (or using a bowl & mixer), mix together the cream cheese, pudding mix, and milk until well-blended. Pour over the pineapple on the cake...
...and smooth the pudding evenly over the cake.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes until the pudding is set. Then frost with Cool Whip.
Refrigerate again until ready to serve. (If there are any leftovers, refrigerate them, too.)

I wish this photo showed the whole slice of cake. Silly JAP editing! =^..^=

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #refrigerator

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Fran Miller TchrLdy71
Aug 23, 2012
Good point, Chris. I get in enough trouble just looking at the photos on the recipes, and then actually making & eating those dishes. A taste feature would be REALLY dangerous! LOL =^..^=
Chris Diaz FoodWhisperer
Aug 23, 2012
Ha-ha . . . can you imagine the pounds we'd pack on with a taste feature added? "I'll try a little taste of this, a little taste of that and, Oh! Let's try a smidge of that, too!"
Fran Miller TchrLdy71
Aug 22, 2012
I hope you love it, Chris. Too bad we don't have a "taste feature" on JAP. Wouldn't that be fun? Thanks for posting. =^..^=
Fran Miller TchrLdy71
Aug 21, 2012
And it's SUPER easy, Chris! I hope you love it when you have a chance to make it. Thank YOU for posting! =^..^=