Food & Wine

Pineapple Better-Than-Everything Cake

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Pineapple Better-Than-Everything Cake


1 (standard) package yellow cake mix, prepared according to package directions

1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple

1 cup sugar

1 (6-serving) package vanilla pudding, prepared according to package directions

2 cups heavy cream, whipped and sweetened to taste

1 cup, or to taste, flaked coconut, toasted


Bake cake in a 9-by-13-inch pan as directed on package. Bring undrained pineapple and sugar to boil in a saucepan; set aside to cool. When cake has cooled, poke holes in it with a fork and pour pineapple mixture over it. Spread prepared pudding over top of pineapple layer. Refrigerate. Shortly before serving, cover cake with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut.

Makes 24 servings.

Per serving: 237 calories (41 percent from fat), 11 g fat (5.9 g saturated, 3.3 g monounsaturated), 27.5 mg cholesterol, 1.6 g protein, 34 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g fiber, 211.3 mg sodium.

From: The Miami Herald