Hawaiian Sunset Cake

Hawaiian Sunset Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Angela Mills

By
@ArkAngel

This is a wonderful, moist cake that I get many requests for and has been a hit every time and everywhere I have served it. Just make sure that pineapple is drained completely before adding it to filling mixture and that cakes are cooled completely before filling to avoid soggy cake.

*Be sure to add cooling time for cake layers and, some chill time to finished cake, to the alloted prep and bake times for a true measure of time required.*

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-14
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    white or orange cake mix
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 pkg
    (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 pkg
    (3 oz) orange gelatin
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    oil (vegetable or canola)
  • FILLING

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 10 oz
    flaked coconut
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 20 oz
    crushed pineapple, drained
  • 8 oz
    cool whip, thawed

How to Make Hawaiian Sunset Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Mix well.
  2. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9 inch pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean.
  4. Cool 10 minutes in pans before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Combine sugar, coconut, sour cream and pineapple in a large bowl and mix well until sugar completely dissolves. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and set it aside.
  6. Place 1 layer of cake on your serving dish and top with 1/3 of pineapple mixture. Repeat with remaining layers topping each with 1/3 of pineapple mixture.
  7. Fold reserved portion of pineapple mixture into thawed Cool Whip. Use this to frost top and sides of the cake. Keep finished cake refrigerated.

Printable Recipe Card

About Hawaiian Sunset Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern




Show 11 Comments & Reviews

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-Worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...