My mom used to make this when I was little. I haven't had it in years but made it recently to bring to a dinner party. It was a hit with the adults and the kids! For a slightly healthier option, substitute applesauce for 1/2 of the vegetable oil.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 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 and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

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  • Beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs together in a bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, 23 to 28 minutes. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely, at least 2 hours.

  • Pour whipped topping into a bowl. Fold pudding mix into whipped topping, followed by drained crushed pineapple; fold gently until frosting is combined.

  • Place 1 cake on a cake plate or serving platter and poke cake several times with a fork. Spoon 1/2 of the reserved pineapple juice over cake. Cover top of cake layer with frosting, spreading to edges of cake.

  • Place remaining cake on top of frosted cake and poke top layer several times with a fork. Pour remaining pineapple juice over cake. Spread remaining frosting all over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 47.2mg 16% DV; sodium 374mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
This cake is fantastic... I made a few easy changes based on the 6 reviews that were already on here. I used a yellow butter cake mix which replaces the oil with melted butter to add richness. I used 20 ounce crushed pineapple in heavy syrup instead of 16 ounce in juice which added moisture and sweetness to the cake. I made it in a 9 x 13 pan baking it for 30 minutes at 350 F instead of 2 layers since everyone was complaining of it falling apart. My husband could not get enough! He ate 3 pieces at one sitting! He is not normally a big cake eater. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2015
I bake the cake in a 9x13 pan place the drained pineapple on top and then frost with whipped topping/pudding frosting. It's a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2018
This cake is fantastic... I made a few easy changes based on the 6 reviews that were already on here. I used a yellow butter cake mix which replaces the oil with melted butter to add richness. I used 20 ounce crushed pineapple in heavy syrup instead of 16 ounce in juice which added moisture and sweetness to the cake. I made it in a 9 x 13 pan baking it for 30 minutes at 350 F instead of 2 layers since everyone was complaining of it falling apart. My husband could not get enough! He ate 3 pieces at one sitting! He is not normally a big cake eater. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2015
This recipe is very similar to the cake I remember my mother and grandmother baking for special occasions. A moist cake with a sweet light frosting it brings back happy memories. It is a simple uncomplicated cake of pure straightforward flavors. Love it. Next time I think I will be a little less zealous in draining the pineapple; my cake is maybe a little too moist and my frosting a tad dry. Not the fault of the recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2016
Make it with the Duncan Heinz Orange Supreme cake and it's even better!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
I want to learn how to bake fancy chocolate cakes i saw many varieties at www.coolcake.in i really surprised after lots of varieties there.Now i am very much eager to learn how to bake fancy chocolate cakes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2015
These were great! I made them as cupcakes. Will use angelfood cake next time however Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2015
Yummy and moist! Read More
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