Hey there! How’s your summer going? Are you enjoying the sunshine and making great memories?
We’ve been trying to keep busy and entertained in the house. I haven’t been feeling too inspired or productive lately the 100+ degree weather. I have been meaning to make this cake for quite some time and finally got to it. Now this is not my normal healthy recipe I like to make, but it brings back memories of summer when I was younger. My mom didn’t make this often, but it was a really yummy treat when she would make it.
1 package plain yellow cake mix
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 cup whole milk
3 large eggs
1 can (20oz) crushed pineapple packed in juice
1 cup sugar
1 package (5.1 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
3 cups whole milk
1 container (8oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 package (6oz) frozen unsweetened grated coconut, thawed
Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9x13” pan with non-stick spray. Set pan aside
In a large bowl, mix cake mix, melted butter, and eggs. Blend on low for about a minute. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber spatula. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more. The batter will be thick and well combined. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
Put into the oven and bake for 28-32 minutes. Cake should spring back when lightly pressed and begin to pull away from the sides.
While cake is baking, prepare the topping. Place pineapple with juice and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves and mixture comes just to a boil, 2 minutes. Set aside.
When you remove the cake from the oven, immediately poke holes in the top with a drinking straw or chopstick. Spoon pineapple mixture over the top of the cake.
Put pudding mix and cold milk in a bowl and blend according to directions. Spread pudding over pineapple layer. Place the pan in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Place whipped topping, pecans, and coconut in a mixing bowl and stir gently. Spread over pudding layer and return to fridge. Chill for another 30 minutes until topping has a chance to set.
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