I combined two favorite cake recipes to come up with this one. Always a hit parties and potlucks. The topping really makes this one great. Lemon Jell-O® works well too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
6 hrs 15 mins
total:
7 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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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 baking dish.

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  • Beat cake mix, 1 1/4 cup water, vegetable oil, and egg whites together in a bowl using an electric mixer in medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 29 to 34 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes.

  • Stir pineapple-flavored gelatin with boiling water in a bowl until dissolved; stir in cold water.

  • Poke holes into cake using a skewer or straw; spoon gelatin mixture evenly over cake. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

  • Mix pineapple and pudding mix in a bowl; fold in whipped topping. Spread mixture evenly over chilled cake; refrigerate at least 2 more hours.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 60.4g 20% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 450.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
I made this on a whim, for no special occasion other than to use a pineapple cake mix I bought for some odd reason. I used the juice of the canned pineapple in place of the water, and whole eggs instead of just whites. Finally, I added a block of cream cheese and some confectioners sugar to the pineapple/cool whip/pudding mixture. The end result: my husband declared this to be the best dessert I have ever made him. Thanks for making me a kitchen hero! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
I made this on a whim, for no special occasion other than to use a pineapple cake mix I bought for some odd reason. I used the juice of the canned pineapple in place of the water, and whole eggs instead of just whites. Finally, I added a block of cream cheese and some confectioners sugar to the pineapple/cool whip/pudding mixture. The end result: my husband declared this to be the best dessert I have ever made him. Thanks for making me a kitchen hero! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2018
This was sooo easy and very delicious! My husband raves about it! I used angel food cake which I think made it better. A definite go to Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2020
This cake turned out to be Sooo sweet, soft, moist and very light and delicious, I used the butter flavored crisco softened shortening like sticks .I've allways loved this allrecipes website here and this was yet another great successful idea and dessert added to my Sunday/ holiday dessert list using the pudding for icing was awesome too. Thanks allrecipes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2020
Very moist & refreshing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2015
Didn't have pineapple gelatin at my store so I substituted lemon. still had pineapple on top of course.. Very delish. And moist. Read More