This is the easiest cake you'll ever make! You mix it in the same pan you bake it in!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In prepared pan, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water. Stir together until cake mix is moistened, breaking up any large lumps in the batter and spreading to cover bottom of pan. Spoon on pie filling to form strips evenly spaced over batter, but not too close to edge of pan. Gently fold batter over pie filling, creating a swirl pattern and spreading out to form an even layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • For the topping: Mix together the crushed pineapple and instant pudding. Refrigerate for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping, then spread over cooled cake. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

376.1 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 62.2g 20% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 415.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
I loved this cake even though I had to change the recipe a bit because I live overseas and didn't have all the ingredients available. The best part I thought was the frosting. I didn't have a whipped topping so I substituted 1 cup heavy cream whipped together with the pudding and a couple pieces of crushed up pineapple with about 2 T. juice. It was delicious -- I made it three times in a row for three different events and everyone loved it. The best part is it's easy easy easy! Some other combinations of cake mix and stir-ins that I tried were strawberry cake mix with pineapple and strawberry cake mix with mashed bananas. Both combinations were delicious. I thought the strawberry banana cake tasted best with vanilla pudding in the frosting. The strawberry pineapple cake tasted great with white chocolate pudding in the frosting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/19/2008
I was extremely unhappy with the lumpiness that the pineapple in the cool whip/pudding mixture made. It just looks awful and makes it hard to spread "frosting". Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
I loved this cake even though I had to change the recipe a bit because I live overseas and didn't have all the ingredients available. The best part I thought was the frosting. I didn't have a whipped topping so I substituted 1 cup heavy cream whipped together with the pudding and a couple pieces of crushed up pineapple with about 2 T. juice. It was delicious -- I made it three times in a row for three different events and everyone loved it. The best part is it's easy easy easy! Some other combinations of cake mix and stir-ins that I tried were strawberry cake mix with pineapple and strawberry cake mix with mashed bananas. Both combinations were delicious. I thought the strawberry banana cake tasted best with vanilla pudding in the frosting. The strawberry pineapple cake tasted great with white chocolate pudding in the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
Really fast and simple..makes a light cool dessert that's perfect for summer:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
ATTN COOKS: DON'T FORGET THE EGGS IN STEP #2!:) Don't be a dork like me and have to mix the 2 eggs in after you've poured the mix in the pan and swirled in the strawberry topping! I forgot until almost the last minute! Whoops! But I made this for a work party and it was gobbled up in the blink of an eye. Very moist and tasty. I used white cake mix instead of the pineapple flavored mix. All was well in the end even though my eggs were not as mixed in as they could have been;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2009
Very good very easy recipe. Smells great as it's baking. Will be making again maybe trying blueberry filling next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Wow! So simple to make and so absolutely delicious! This cake also freezes well. I highly recommend this one. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2008
I was extremely unhappy with the lumpiness that the pineapple in the cool whip/pudding mixture made. It just looks awful and makes it hard to spread "frosting". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2006
This cake probebly would have been better if made with a white cake mix instead off pinapple cake....too strong of a pinapple taste for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2005
This cake was very easy to make and it was light and yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2008
Delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was light not too sweet and pretty. Read More
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