Tropical Dream Cake Recipe

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Tropical Dream Cake

char north


This cake will knock your socks off! Even those who do not like dessert cannot pass this up. It has been a favorite in my family for years.

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A crowd
1 Hr
30 Min


1 box
yellow or white cake mix
1 box
large instant vanilla pudding (sugar free or regular)
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple, drain and reserve juice
1 pkg
frozen whipped topping or fresh whipped cream
3 or 4
1 c
coconut, shredded
2 c
milk of choice to mix pudding
2 c
sliced strawberries


1Drain pineapple reserving juice. Prepare cake mix as directed but substitute reserved pineapple juice for some of the water. Bake in a sheet pan as directed. Cool completely.
2Mix pudding according to directions. Use any milk desired. Fold whipped topping or whipped cream into pudding.
3Slice bananas and arrange on top of cake. Cover the cake with the pudding mixture, completely covering the bananas.
4Arrange cut strawberries, pineapple, and coconut over the pudding layer. Chill and enjoy!
May add other berries or tropical fruit if desired. Banana pudding may also be substituted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American