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Carrie's Easy Pineapple Cool Cake

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"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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3 h servings 338
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour whipped topping into a bowl. Fold pudding mix into whipped topping, followed by drained crushed pineapple; fold gently until frosting is combined.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Per Serving: 338 calories; 16.3 45.7 3.5 47 374 Full nutrition

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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!

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 simpl...

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 richn...

Make it with the Duncan Heinz Orange Supreme cake and it's even better!!!!

I want to learn how to bake fancy chocolate cakes, i saw many varieties at, i really surprised after lots of varieties there.Now i am very much eager to learn how to bake fancy c...

Yummy and moist!

These were great! I made them as cupcakes. Will use angelfood cake next time, however