Friday, January 27, 2012

Tropical Delight Cake

After making the Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake the other day I decided to try it with a pineapple coconut theme.  Boy oh boy was this cake delicious!  I personally think it was even better than the chocolate one, but I am totally partial to anything pineapple coconut.

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Here's what you need:

1 yellow cake mix - any brand
1 small (3.4 oz) box Jell-o instant vanilla pudding
3 eggs
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 cup brown sugar
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
3/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, water, and oil in a large bowl for 1 minute until completely smooth and a light yellow.
Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes.
While the cake is cooking, place the pineapple and juice in a sauce pan with the brown sugar and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
After cake has cooled for 10 minutes, poke slits in the cake without going all the way through to the dish using a butter knife. Pour the pineapple mixture over the holes, covering the whole cake.
Set aside until cake is completely cooled.  Approximately 1 hour.
While cake is cooling heat oven to 350 degrees and place the coconut on a cookie sheet spreading out in an even layer. Bake 7 minutes then stir and bake another 5 - 7 minutes until toasted and golden.
Once cake has cooled; in a medium bowl place the 4oz room temperature cream cheese and the 1/4 cup sugar and beat until smooth.  Add the 8 oz. of Cool Whip and mix until completely smooth.
Pour onto the cake and smooth out over the whole top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving (4 is even better).
Just before serving sprinkle the whole top of the cake with the toasted coconut.
 And serve.

Serves 12


Here's the handy printable - Tropical Delight Cake

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  1. Oooh! I love this version of the poke cake! Thanks for linking up!

  2. You have some amazing recipes here! I cannot wait to try this either!

  3. Your killing me with you cakes! I want some! Thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays!

  4. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  5. I feature this at my link party today! I cannot wait to try it!!!

  6. This cake looks amazing.. Printing them recipe to make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This looks soooooo good. I thoroughly enjoyed this delicious post. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.


  8. Okay, I gotta wipe the drool off my chin first. OMG! This looks like something Mr. B would devour! Thanks again for sharing at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday!

  9. I just know Mr. B will devour this. Thanks for sharing at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday!

  10. Congratulations!!! You cake recipe is a "FEATURED" recipe on today's Southern Sunday linky party!!! Everyone loved this cake! Come by and check it out, and grab a button if you like. Hope to see you link up some more excellent dishes this week to. The party is going on now!

  11. My hubs would love this. He loves toasted coconut! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  12. I am just partial to coconut anything:-) This sounds really good...sure wish I had a piece right now! This cake is going to haunt my dreams tonight, I can tell!!!

  13. I need to figure out how to make this cake, without using the eggs. It looks fantastic!


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