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Aloha Cake

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Moist and bursting with tropical flavor! I wanted to call it “Maui Wowee” but I think that’s an illegal substance. Although it might have been interesting to see how many pot-heads hit on Tasty Kitchen in their online searching. Just sayin’.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix (18 Ounce Box)
  • ¾ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 11 ounces, weight Can, Mandarin Oranges, With Juice
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • _____
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 1 box (4-serving Size) Instant Coconut Pudding Mix
  • 20 ounces, weight Can Crushed Pineapple With Juice
  • 8 ounces, weight Carton Cool Whip

Preparation

Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, mandarin oranges and vanilla together in mixer. Beat a couple of minutes until well-blended. The oranges will break up into tiny bits during this process.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake 30-35 minutes at 350F. (You may also bake in a jellyroll pan, 15 minutes at 350F.)

It will be golden brown across the top and a toothpick will come out clean when done. Let cool completely before frosting.

FROSTING:
Beat the coconut pudding and pineapple together a couple of minutes until thick. Fold in the Cool Whip.

Spread over the cooled cake and refrigerate. Serve cold.

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Jay on 9.6.2014

Soooo good! I used pistachio pudding because I couldn’t fine coconut. And I can’t imagine it being any better. Wow!

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Dawn on 9.20.2013

Just made this today for the first time and it was a big hit. Very easy to make and the cake itself is good by itself (but why waste the topping!) So glad I found this recipe.

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bluejeanbaby07 on 8.10.2011

This sounds amazing! We have a coconut allergy in my house, so I’m thinking either banana or lemon pudding instead?

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yankee4life on 4.11.2011

In our part of the woods we call this cake” The Pig Out Cake”!

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Karenpie on 4.11.2011

Hey theboysmom – you mix the dry pudding mix into the pineapple. DON’T make the pudding first!

How fun to read all your comments about what you call this cake in your neck of the woods! So much more interesting than “Refrigerator Cake” which is what I grew up calling it. You can see why I needed to give it a little charm and pizzaz. Minus the illegal substance, of course.

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Jacki on 9.2.2014

I made this for a labor day picnic for a group of 40 and it was a huge hit! I used sugar free Mandarin Oranges and lite cool whip to cut down on sugar (not impacting the flavor). I will be sure to make this one again!

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4hmom on 1.25.2014

Excellent! So easy and delicious! Will be making many more times.

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The Brown-Eyed Girl on 6.13.2013

Made this for my Hawaiian-themed birthday party. Everyone loved it.

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Randi Bayne on 7.25.2012

Just fabulous!! Such a crowd pleaser! I used vanilla pudding(powder only) since I couldn’t find coconut and I added a can of Betty Crocker WHIPPED Cream Cheese Frosting to the topping. I will be making this again and again!!

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ceramartin on 4.27.2012

Wonderful cake! Very easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. I couldn’t locate coconut pudding mix so I used vanilla instead. For the yellow cake I used a gluten free cake mix. Tasted great!

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