Pina Colada Cake

12:50:00 PM

I love coconut. And pineapple. So when I heard that Prevention had a 4 ingredient pina colada cake--found
here via pinterest--I had to try the concept out. But I did not want to follow this recipe exactly. I wanted more pineapple flavor! So here's my version of the yummy (low fat) pina colada cake!

1 box angel food cake
1 20 oz can of unsweetened crushed pinapple (the Prevention version only had 8 oz!)
1 8oz tub of frozen whipped topping (go for the low fat version for more healthy icing--I went with the Seasonal Delights Vanilla)
Shredded Coconut to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Take the crushed pineapple and drain with a colander into a measuring cup. I got 1 1/3 cup of juice, which was perfect--the exact amount of liquid my angel food cake mix called for! Retain the crushed pineapple pulp for later.

Take the juice and use it to make the cake mix, replacing the water in the recipe one for one. Make sure you follow the directions for mixing the cake mix--I under mixed at first, which may have impacted the texture of the cake. Place it into a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.Cool.

My cake separated away from the baking dish, so I turned it out into a serving dish. You could very easily serve this inside the baking dish, though.

Spread the retained pineapple pulp all over the top of the cake. See what I mean about making it have more pineapple flavor? Pineapple juice in the cake, pineapple spread on top.

Spread the whipped topping all over everything.

Put coconut on the cake to taste. You see how half of my cake is bare? That's because several members of my family don't love coconut like I do. My nephew took one look at the cake and said--I don't want my cake to have "hair." Gotta love a three-year-old's culinary criticisms, right?

And that's it--chill until time to serve. Yum!! That same nephew was asking for seconds, in case you were wondering. :-)


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  1. Found you via the blog hop. That looks delicious, I will have to try it!


  2. Wow I love this already!! Lol Found you through six sisters! Im a new follower and would love for you to visit me!

  3. Looks like a simple and yummy dessert!

  4. That looks so good. I LOVE pineapple and coconut. How well did it hold up? I worry since I am the only one eating it in my house, so I wanted to know if the cool whip flattened. Was it as good as it looks?

    1. About 3/4 of it was eaten that first evening. I think we finished it up a couple of days later. It was fine, I just kept it refrigerated.

  5. I make a Piña Colada cake for my BFF every year on her birthday. This one is soooooo much easier. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

  6. This looks incredible. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  7. Made this today for my boyfriend and he loved it!

  8. Pina Colada cake? Did I just die and go to heaven? I'm definitely trying out this recipe.I was able to stumble upon your blog through the Sundae Scoop Link Party and i'm glad I ended up here ;)

    Love and Whimsy Blog

  9. This looks wonderful! I would love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at I open Wed at 7 pm. Hope to see you there! Sarah

  10. Okay this looks so amazing and then to read that it's ONLY 4 ingredients. This is soooooo my kind of recipe. I'm pinning it now. Also, I'd love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.


  11. I am featuring you tomorrow!

  12. Wow, that looks good. Can you believe my hubby hates pineapple? It's a crime, I know. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! Hope to see you back tomorrow.