Quick and easy! Great for potlucks! Better than Brad Pitt? I'll have to think about that!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare yellow cake as directed, using a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake until done, and remove from oven. Poke holes in the top of the cake using a fork.

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  • In a saucepan, combine pineapple with juices and sugar. Cook over medium heat until syrup thickens. Pour over top of warm cake, and cool.

  • In another bowl, beat milk with pudding. Spread over the pineapple mixture.

  • Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form, and then beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread whipped cream over pudding. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the top of the cake. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; 10 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 376 mg sodium. 51.3 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2005
I made this cake for a girls' weekend at the lake. Everyone enjoyed it but I don't know if it's actually better than Brad Pitt! Couple of changes would make it better. Using whipped topping in place of heavy whipping cream combo and using half the recommended pudding. The pudding seemed to overpower the pineapple. Will make again most definitely. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
Tasty and easy and a nice change from the various "Chocolate Suicide" desserts served everywhere. Be warned however that it is extremely sweet. I'd suggest small servings. I'm wondering if using lemon pudding instead of vanilla would cut some of the sweetness... or reducing or even eliminating the sugar added to the pineapple. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2005
I made this cake for a girls' weekend at the lake. Everyone enjoyed it but I don't know if it's actually better than Brad Pitt! Couple of changes would make it better. Using whipped topping in place of heavy whipping cream combo and using half the recommended pudding. The pudding seemed to overpower the pineapple. Will make again most definitely. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2005
I made this cake for a girls' weekend at the lake. Everyone enjoyed it but I don't know if it's actually better than Brad Pitt! Couple of changes would make it better. Using whipped topping in place of heavy whipping cream combo and using half the recommended pudding. The pudding seemed to overpower the pineapple. Will make again most definitely. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2003
Tasty and easy and a nice change from the various "Chocolate Suicide" desserts served everywhere. Be warned however that it is extremely sweet. I'd suggest small servings. I'm wondering if using lemon pudding instead of vanilla would cut some of the sweetness... or reducing or even eliminating the sugar added to the pineapple. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2003
I made this for a summer cook out. It was well received by all and several people commented on how it was a light perfect summer dessert. I added chopped pecans on top along with the toasted coconut. I also substituted reduced fat nondairy whipped topping instead of the whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
This cake is our new family favorite. We have had it on several occasions.I haven't "had" Brad Pitt but this cake really rocks! For a variation replace the crushed pineapple with peaches. we call it Better than Joh.nny Depp cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
My family loved this recipe. I did not change a thing. It was a little too much for the family of 5 so next time I am making it for our potluck at church! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
AWESOME cake. I really enjoyed this even though it is really rich and decadent...i only changed the cake from yellow to butter because thats what i had and i used one instant vanilla with one white chocolate. DO NOT SKIP THE TOASTED COCONUT it is soooo good on this cake. I loved it is it better than brad pitt??? It gave him a run for his money but i will always be weak for brad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
Very delicious! Just make sure your pan is deep enough to hold it all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
UPDATE: MY HUBS AND I STOPPED BY MY PARENTS HOUSE TODAY TO PICK UP THE BAKING DISH I SENT THEM HOME WITH (I.E. THE ONE I USED FOR THIS CAKE). WE ARRIVED RIGHT AS THEY WERE FINISHING DINNER SO I HAD A PIECE OF LEFTOVER CAKE WTIH THEM. NOT ONLY DID I FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS I LEARNED AN IMPORTANT LESSON.... THIS CAKE IS 100 X'S BETTER IF ALLOWED TO SET FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS (OR MORE!) AND PREPARED AS IS (NO MODS NECESSARY)!!! I'M NOT SURE WHY BUT TRUST ME A NIGHT IN THE FRIDGE IS KEY.:) Not bad. My hubs and I treated my parents to a belated father's day dinner out. I made this cake to cap off our hearty Italian meal. Although I liked this (my hubs not so much - he isn't fond of any dessert other than chcolate cake lol) my parents were MUCH bigger fans that I was. I think I would have enjoyed this quite a bit more WITHOUT the pudding and if the pineapple were mixed in with the whipped topping. Don't get me wrong.... This was good it was just a smidgin over the top for me. NOTE #1: Instead of making a syrup out of pineapple and sugar just warm up a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in heavy syrup (it's pretty much the same thing and involves less work!). NOTE #2: It is perfectly fine to substitute prepared Cool-Whip rather than making your own. Yes homemade is prolly better but it's OK to cheat (and no one will know the difference). Thanks for sharing your recipe Star. Since my parents really enjoyed this so they will be eating the leftovers all week.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
Our whole office loves your cake! Read More
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