This was given to me by a long-time friend now living in Virginia

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bake yellow cake mix according to package directions for one 9x13 inch cake.

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  • Combine the crushed pineapple (undrained) with the white sugar and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Set aside to cool.

  • Mix instant vanilla pudding according to package directions.

  • Once cake is cool spread the cooled pineapple mixture over the top followed by the vanilla pudding, sliced bananas, and whipped topping. Sprinkle the flaked coconut and chopped nuts over the top of the cake. Let cake chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

348.4 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 39.8g 13% DV; fat 20.7g 32% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 216.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
My mother has been making this cake since I was a small girl with one difference. The purpose for heating the pineapple is so that you can poke holes in the cake with a fork and pour the hot pineapple over cake. Moist!!! Then you cool and add other ingredients. (Use Pecans instead of walnuts) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2003
Doesn't live up to its name. Not even close. The Princess Read More
(15)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
My mother has been making this cake since I was a small girl with one difference. The purpose for heating the pineapple is so that you can poke holes in the cake with a fork and pour the hot pineapple over cake. Moist!!! Then you cool and add other ingredients. (Use Pecans instead of walnuts) Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2004
This is a delicious cake that I've made many times. I really recommend that you poke holes on top of the cake when it comes out of the oven before you pour the crushed pineapple mixt. on top. Then let it cool before spreading the rest of the ingredients (otherwise, you have a sloppy mess). Also, the coconut is best when it's toasted lightly before sprinkling on top. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
This cake was absolutely delicious. I am not a big cake fan however this one had me begging for more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2009
My recipe is very similar except that when I cook the pineapple I only use 1/4 c. sugar and 2 T. cornstarch to thicken it. I use 2 pkg. vanilla instant pudding 3 c. milk and 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese. I also do not use bananas or coconut. When I used to take this to work for a retirement party it was the first one to be gone. The men would be mad at me if I didn't make it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2003
Doesn't live up to its name. Not even close. The Princess Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2003
This makes a great summer dessert. Sweet but not too heavy or filling. Everyone liked it and I will make again. I toasted the coconut for the topping. Also I reduced the amount of milk in the pudding to 1.5 cups instead of 2 for a thicker pudding. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2005
I'm a hit-or-miss cook so when I decided to try a new cake recipe for my boyfriend's birthday I was worried. We were too stuffed from dinner to try it that night. Later he said he and his daugher loved it and he took it to work and within minutes it was gone! I never got to try this cake for myself but I'm making it for Fathers Day and by golly- I'll save some for myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2006
Our family loves this cake But we like it more simplified. I omit the bannana coconut(I like coconut but my family doesn't) and nuts. It is a hit everywhere we bring it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
I made this cake for Christmas and it was a hit for the whole family! Awesome tasting cake then I made a second 2 days later. Easy and quick....I did reduce the sugar because if you use sweetened pineapples (canned) a little sweet. I highly recommend! Read More
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