Pina Colada Cake Recipe

This cake is a family favorite! Our Grandma Char’s cousin Maxine gave us this recipe. It’s so moist and delicious! If you close your eyes you can escape the cold and imagine a warm summer evening! It’s been a long winter so we are trying to think warm thoughts! We are a little anxious for spring and warmer temps!  It was a huge hit with our family and we’re sure you will love it too.  It’s so easy to make!

Pina Colada Cake Recipe:

1 (15.25 ounce) yellow cake mix (I like the one with pudding in the mix)
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (save liquid)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
8 ounces cream of coconut (sometimes found on mixed drink ingredients aisle)
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

Make cake in a 9 x 13 pan according to directions on the box. When cake is done, poke holes all over the top of the cake.  I used the end of a wooden mixing spoon.

Mix pineapple juice reserved from crushed pineapple (about 1/2 cup), sweetened condensed milk, and coconut cream.  Pour mixture over the top of the cake making sure the top is covered and try to pour it into the holes.  Then let the cake cool completely.  Top with drained, crushed pineapple. Then top with the sweetened whipped cream and flaked coconut. Directions below.

Sweetened Whipped Cream Ingredients:
2 cups whipping cream
8 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions for Whipped Cream:
Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar together until it starts to thicken. You’ll want it to be thick enough to stand on it’s own.   Then spread over the crushed pineapple.  Top with shredded coconut.

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23 Responses to “Pina Colada Cake Recipe”

  1. So we made this this morning and ate it late afternoon and it tasted good. But in prep after reading the comments I made sure to drain the pineapple well. Still turned out soggy :( .... when you poke holes are you suppose to poke all the way down, or try and only go half way? And if you cut out some of the sweetened condensed milk would that be okay, it was a little too rich for me. Sorry for all the questions I'm no whiz in the kitchen! Haha
  2. In theory this cake should be amazing! However, it is way too soggy. I only poked 3/4 of the way down and squeezed all the juice out of the pineapple with a lime juicer. I'm going to try using the cream of coconut and pineapple juice and leaving out the sweetened condensed milk next time. Wish me luck.

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