Pina Colada Cake

I wanted to make my mother-in-law a cake for her birthday get-together and she said "surprise me"...so I tried to think of something out of the ordinary.  I know she loves tropical drinks, so when Pina Colada Cake crossed my mind, I knew it would be  a hit.  I was not disappointed!  Everyone raved over this cake and it was delicious!  Very moist and the flavors of the drink really came though!  I will definitely be making this again, it was light, moist, refreshing and you almost (almost!) felt like you were on the beach with a drink in your hand...until you saw the forecast for 6-8 inches of snow Monday.  ;)

Pina Colada Cake & Frosting
Recipe Courtesy of About.com: Southern Food

For cake

  • 1 (approx. 18.25 ounces) box white cake mix
  • 1 small package (4 serving size) vanilla or French vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/3 c light rum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 c flaked coconut
For frosting
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/3 c light rum
  • 1 small package (4 serving size) vanilla or French
  • vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip
  • coconut to taste, toast* if desired
  • Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch pan or two round 8-inch layer cake pans. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°. 
  • Mix cake mix, pudding, oil, water and rum. 
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  • Stir in pineapple then fold in coconut. 
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Mix crushed pineapple, rum, and vanilla instant pudding. 
  • Beat until it thickens. 
  • Fold in 1 container of Cool Whip. 
  • Frost cake and sprinkle top with coconut or toasted coconut.


FoodTravelDiva said...

Super YUMM! What better that making my absolute favorite cocktail into a scrumptious cake! I am so glad you shared this! Cheers to you!

Suma said...

Hi Shawna! This is Suma.New here. Sounds and looks delicious!! A very novel idea for a cake indeed!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawna, Thank you for a beautiful and delicious birthday cake. What a wonderful surprise. Everyone enjoyed it.


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