Saturday, February 14, 2009

TROPICAL DREAM CAKE

A friend gave me this recipe about 10 years ago and it has been a real "keeper!" This cake is SO moist! The pineapple syrup just sinks down into the holes in the cake and it soaks in and wow... you have to try it to believe it! It's kind of like a "poke" cake, but BETTER!

TROPICAL DREAM CAKE

1 white cake mix + ingredients to prepare it

1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple w/ juice
1 cup brown sugar
cinnamon

1 lg instant vanilla pudding + ingredients to prepare it
1 large Cool Whip
Optional: Shredded coconut

Bake white cake according to pkg directions. While cake bakes, make the syrup. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the crushed pineapple w/ juice, brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Cook over med heat until it boils. Simmer until it thickens a bit. Poke holes all over baked cake with handle of wooden spoon. Pour the pineapple syrup mixture slowly and evenly all over the top of the cake, making sure it sinks into the holes. Smooth it over evenly with the back of the spoon. Prepare instant vanilla pudding according to pkg directions. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to thicken a bit. Pour evenly over top of cake and spread smoothly with back of spoon. Chill completely in fridge. Spread Cool Whip evenly over entire cake. If desired, top with shredded coconut. If you aren't a fan of coconut, then garnish it with sprinkles of cinnamon.

5 comments:

Arlene said...

Oooh, my son's birthday is tomorrow (ack, he's going to be TWO!!!) maybe I'll make this... it might help take my mind off of the fact that we're surrounded by snow, LOL! Sounds delish!

GraceFromHim said...

Oh.........Yummmmm I am going to try this! I always make the angel food cake mix with the can of crushed pinapple. It is very low fat and sooo good!

liz said...

I'm usually a lurker. Shame on me, I know. But I had to tell you that I made this cake for a fellowship at church on Sunday and it was a bit hit. This is definitely a keeper. I like that it had a different sort of taste to it, than just your average cake. And it was so easy! Thanks for the great recipe!

Anonymous said...

I was finally able to make this cake for our khmers in cambodia. They all loved it and so did I. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Made this for our Khmeres here in Cambodia and they loved it! Will definitely make again.