Skip to main content New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Hawaiian Cake

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared by a former co-worker, this recipe has been in my file for 20 years and never fails to delight those who try a piece. -Gina Mueller, Converse, Texas"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


45 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Cool.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix; let stand to thicken. Stir in pineapple. Spread over cake. Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in 1 cup whipped topping. Fold in remaining topping. Spread over pudding. Sprinkle with coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


Read all reviews 11
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This was really good! I made a 2 layer cake out of it and put the pudding mixture between the layers and the whipped topping mixture on top as icing. I might try putting pineapple in the cake ne...

Instead of the yellow cake, I used an orange cake. Even more tropical with the flavorings!

This cake is so delicious. It is light and creamy with the perfect blend of pineapple and coconut. I thought I lost it though because taste of home has changed the recipe on their site, but th...

WOW! What a great cake. This recipe will be on the menu for Thanksgiving!

This was a great recipe.

This was a great cake for the winter blues.

I have made this several times now. I had no pineapple so I used canned Mandarin Oranges. We lied it so much I've made the recipe several times and stuck with the oranges. Everyone really li...

This cake is sooooooooooooo good!!! I used a tub of Cool Whip instead of the envelope stuff, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Be sure to watch your coconut very carefully! It takes a f...

Fabulous Cake! I used pineapple juice to make the cake with, other than that I followed the directions as posted. My guests all loved it, took the left overs to work and got rave reviews with ma...