This cake is made simply with cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, and good ol' Mountain Dew® and features a pineapple topping.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs and citrus soda. Mix until all ingredients are moistened.

  • Pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely.

  • To make the topping: In a saucepan, combine pineapple (with juice), sugar and corn starch. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat. Add butter and coconut. Spread topping evenly over cake.

Nutrition Facts

284.5 calories; 2.5 g protein; 35.5 g carbohydrates; 41.6 mg cholesterol; 247.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2005
I am rating this a 4 because the cake itself was very good and so moist. We did not like the topping at all and ended up scraping it off. Followed the directions to a "T". I will make the cake part again but use a different topping. Actually the cake was so good that you do not have to use a topping at all if you do not want to. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2010
This cake was ok. I was a little disappointed. I however loved the topping it took a little bit to make it but I will use that part of the recipe again...with what I am not sure. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2005
I am rating this a 4 because the cake itself was very good and so moist. We did not like the topping at all and ended up scraping it off. Followed the directions to a "T". I will make the cake part again but use a different topping. Actually the cake was so good that you do not have to use a topping at all if you do not want to. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2005
I am rating this a 4 because the cake itself was very good and so moist. We did not like the topping at all and ended up scraping it off. Followed the directions to a "T". I will make the cake part again but use a different topping. Actually the cake was so good that you do not have to use a topping at all if you do not want to. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
My husband LOVES Mt. Dew so I made this for his birthday. I made it into three 8 inch round pans and added a couple of drops of green food coloring to the cake batter. When it was done it was the exact color of Mt. Dew. I also frosted it with regular Decorator Frosting I (from this site) since my husband doesn't like pineapple or coconut. This made a different layer cake that was quite good and looked nice with some icing piped around the base and top. I made the pineapple coconut frosting for the side and it tasted wonderful but would have been way too sweet on the cake. Great fun recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
I made this cake for my husband to take to work.Everyone loved it!It is very lemony and refreshing on a hot day.I flipped it out in a carrier and let the topping roll down the sides.Then I sprinkled with chopped pecans and placed a cherry on top.It looked Great!Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2011
I made this today for my husband, who loves Mountain Dew anything. I changed it a bit to reflect what I had on hand. I didn't have a lemon cake mix, so I used a yellow cake mix with pudding. I also added a tsp. of vanilla flavoring in with the cake mixture. When the cake was baked, I poked holes in the hot cake with the handle of my wooden spoon and poured the hot pineapple/coconut mixture over the cake, then cooled it in the fridge. When the cake was cooled, I frosted it with a container of whipped topping and sprinkled toasted coconut on top. (Almost like a Better than Sex cake.) Simple enough, but a really wet base cake. If I were to make this again, I wouldn't add a whole cup of vegetable oil. That seemed a bit excessive. I might cut it back to a half cup. Still, very good recipe for a cake. You can't tell that it's got Mountain Dew in it, but it's still very good. I think I might put a bit of lemon juice in the cake part next time, to make it more lemon-y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
made for my restaurant went like crazy everyone wants it now Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
Made this cake yesterday its insanely moist i think next time ima go with a white cake and do an orange frosting though its definately a keeper Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
This cake is so delicious it's worth cheating on my diet for a small 2-inch square! I took it to a church gathering and to work - was a huge hit both times! I'm going to experiment next time and use sugar free pudding and diet Mt. Dew. (Not a lot of calorie savings - sorta like having a banana split and leaving off the whipped cream!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
Made this for a luncheon and it disappeared. It was very easy to assemble and bake which is great when a dessert is needed in a hurry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2009
Pretty good. Not the best I've made but still pretty good. Hubby asked me to make it next time with white cake mix instead of lemon since he's not as big of a lemon fan as I am. Cake is very moist. Good recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2010
This cake was ok. I was a little disappointed. I however loved the topping it took a little bit to make it but I will use that part of the recipe again...with what I am not sure. Read More
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