Super moist, light for summer. Everyone will want this recipe!

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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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  • Prepare cake mix as directed, except substitute egg whites for eggs and applesauce for oil. Bake in a 9x13 inch pan as directed. Pour pineapple over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Cool.

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  • To make the frosting: Prepare instant pudding as directed. Fold in whipped topping. Let sit 10 minutes. Spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; 7.3 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 232 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2007
I originally gave this 3 stars but I came back and upped it to 4 after tasting it again after it chilled overnight in the fridge. This is a lot tastier the second day. It really needed some time to let the flavors blend and mellow otherwise I only tasted a lot of lemon from the cake and it overpowered everything else. By day two it was really smooth light and refreshing and something I think I will make again but now I know to let it chill overnight before serving. Oh and I used 12 oz. Cool Whip and it was almost too much so I don't know why it calls for 16 oz. in the recipe it would be spilling over the sides otherwise. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2003
This cake was not bad but did not have the flavor that I was expecting. I shared some of the cake with an elderly friend of mine who was polite when asked how she liked it. Sorry Kim... Read More
(18)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2007
I originally gave this 3 stars but I came back and upped it to 4 after tasting it again after it chilled overnight in the fridge. This is a lot tastier the second day. It really needed some time to let the flavors blend and mellow otherwise I only tasted a lot of lemon from the cake and it overpowered everything else. By day two it was really smooth light and refreshing and something I think I will make again but now I know to let it chill overnight before serving. Oh and I used 12 oz. Cool Whip and it was almost too much so I don't know why it calls for 16 oz. in the recipe it would be spilling over the sides otherwise. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2007
I originally gave this 3 stars but I came back and upped it to 4 after tasting it again after it chilled overnight in the fridge. This is a lot tastier the second day. It really needed some time to let the flavors blend and mellow otherwise I only tasted a lot of lemon from the cake and it overpowered everything else. By day two it was really smooth light and refreshing and something I think I will make again but now I know to let it chill overnight before serving. Oh and I used 12 oz. Cool Whip and it was almost too much so I don't know why it calls for 16 oz. in the recipe it would be spilling over the sides otherwise. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2003
This cake was not bad but did not have the flavor that I was expecting. I shared some of the cake with an elderly friend of mine who was polite when asked how she liked it. Sorry Kim... Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
This is a great recipe. For variety try this: I topped the crushed pineapple with banana slices added a few drops of pina colada flavoring to the topping then garnished the top with shredded coconut pineapple slices and cherries. It was a big hit at our BBQ! A great summer dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2003
What a wonderful light cake...my family loves it! I'm even serving to company tonight!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2007
My Husband and I agreed that the cake had a good flavor (with the lemon and the pineapple juice) and the topping was delicious but we didn't like the texture of the pineapple. The cake was really moist and soft and then everyonce in awhile we would bite into a hard chunk of pineapple (and I had used the crushed). The cake was OK but I probably won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2005
A cool refreshing cake. I toasted a little bit of coconut to sprinkle on top. Didn't last long at our family gathering! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
This was a hit!! I have made it twice already for two different parties and everyone loved it. I found you did not need 16oz of whipped topping 12oz was more than enough and you probably could get away with using 8oz. Both times I let the cake chill overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2005
I made it this morning and I cannot stay out of it! It is SO GOOD! Even one of my kitties likes it!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2009
very good! used lemon pudding and yellow cake mix combined this recipe with 'lemon cake' from this site I think it was. I think different variants of pudding/cake mix could be used...lots of combinations! ALso used oil instead of apple sauce. Thanks for the post! Read More
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