Hawaiian Cake

We were having a luau at young women’s and I thought that it would be awesome to have a hawaiian dessert. What is better than coconut and pineapple?! My sister hates pineapple, like refuses to eat anything with pineapple in it! She loved this dessert! I may not have told her that there was pineapple in it, but when I did, it didn’t stop her from eating it! Sisterly love at its finest! This is really good so try it out!
1 package yellow cake mix
2 packages (5.1 oz each) Instant vanilla pudding mix
4 cups cold milk
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flaked coconut, toasted
1. Mix cake batter according to package directions. 
2. Pour into two greased 13″x 9″ baking pans. This will make two Hawaiian cakes.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cakes test as done. Cool completely.
4. In a large bowl, combine pudding mixes, milk and coconut extract; beat for 2 minutes.
5. Add the cream cheese and beat well.
6. Stir in the pineapple.
7. Split in half and spread over the two cooled cakes.
8. Put whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar in bowl. Whisk until peaks form and then spread the whipped cream over the pudding.
9. Spread the coconut evenly on a cookie sheet. Heat the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown. Spread the toasted coconut over the top of the homemade whipped cream.
11. Chill for at least 2 hours!!
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33 thoughts on “Hawaiian Cake”

  1. Ah, what else are sisters for? This cake looks delicious and I for one happen to love pineapple. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. Deceptively light and low cal!


    Isn't anything cloudlike free of calories?

    That's my theory anyway!

    Thanks for a delicious link for the letter L.

    I love this idea!


  3. This looks delicious, but at the risk of being a negative Nellie, how do you get 2 – 13×9 cakes out of one boxed cake mix? Is that a typo?

  4. i also don’t understand the 2 cakes but one box thing… is it supposed to make 2 desserts? I’m supposed to make this tomorrow for my moms husband- help!

    1. The directions say to use 2 pans… so it will be 2 cakes, very thin layers…..notice you are only baking for approx. 15 minutes. Sounds like a good deal to me!

  5. This sounds delis and I want to make it but do you put one cake on top of the other and what all goes in between?

  6. This looks really good, but why couldn’t you put filling between the layers and stack them? Put half the filling on the first layer, the rest on top of the second layer, then cover all with the whipped cream? It would be nice and thick, but the more the merrier!!

  7. Ladies, Again this makes 2 cakes. No stacking, no spliting. Two cakes. Just right for large group potluck or leave one home for family. Or give one to the neighbors. Please chill out and just follow the instructions. You can do this. LOL

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