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Luscious Tropical Dream Cake

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24 servings

Have a little slice of vacation in a Luscious Tropical Dream Cake. Our tropical dream cake with pineapple is less expensive than a trip to the Caribbean!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 1 cup juice. Prepare cake batter as directed on package, substituting reserved juice for 1 cup of the water. Pour into 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 15 to 18 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Beat pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir in pineapple; spread over cake. Cover with COOL WHIP; top with coconut and nuts. Keep refrigerated.

Special Equipment Needed


Prepare using JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding.


  • 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
Calories 120
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 80mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 0.6983g
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as everyone else's comments. Not as good as everyone else's comments. I made this in a 9x13 pan (didn't have what the recipe called for) and the cake mix I used only called for a 1/3 cup of water, so I only used 1/3 cup of pineapple juice instead of the full one cup. So, the cake didn't have much of a pine apple flavor, which might have been where I went wrong. Any suggestions will be appreciated for future attempts to make this cake. :)All in all it was just ok, but not as good as I was expecting.
Date published: 2008-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made this cake for a Superbowl/Birthday party this past Sunday and it was an absolute winner ! Made this cake for a Superbowl/Birthday party this past Sunday and it was an absolute winner !!! I added Watkins Rum flavoring to the crushed pineapples and it took this cake to a whole new level. My guests and family were asking for thirds. Love it. Can't wait to make this again this weekend. :)
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone loved this cake! Everyone loved this cake! Suggestion to those who are going to make this for the first time, cook cake in the 9x13 pan but have another bigger dish to put the cake in after it's baked. I found that the cake filled up the entire height of the 9x13 pan so to pour the pudding/pineapple mix and then top with the cool whip would have overflowed the 9x13 pan. Luckily, that didn't happen but only because I transferred the cake to a bigger pan/container.
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Okay so we love this cake. Okay so we love this cake. I have made a few alterations to it and it is to die for!! Instead of the lemon pudding I used coconut cream pudding and I put a whole can of crushed pineapple in the cake mix in-place of the water. Also used candied pecans on top....Yummy!!!
Date published: 2012-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One word, AWESOME! One word, AWESOME! I did not have a 15x10 inch pan so I used a 9x13 inch. Hubby and I are both diabetic so I used sugar free cake mix and pudding mix. I toasted unsweetened coconut and mixed a little artificial sweetener in it. We love it!
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS CAKE ROCKS! THIS CAKE ROCKS! I made it at Thanksgiving for my Grandpa's birthday and the whole family inhaled it! A real winner! I'm making it again to take to my in-laws for Christmas.
Date published: 2010-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from suggestions, to amp up flavor try adding some spiced rum to the batter, and also exchange the lemon pudding mix for either vanilla or French vanilla. Lemon is a great flavor, but I think it may not add enough for the "tropical " taste.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this cake for family and friends and it is a hit everytime. I have made this cake for family and friends and it is a hit everytime. I have subsituted instant vanilla pudding for the lemon pudding and it works great with the flavors.
Date published: 2011-12-23
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