Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is very simple to make and is very moist.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (4 ounce) package vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip


  1. Make cake according to instructions on box and allow to cool.
  2. While cake is cooling make the pudding and refrigerate.
  3. Drain Pineapple, reserving 1/2 the liquid.
  4. Mix pineapple and the reserved liquid with the sugar.
  5. Poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon or any object that will poke resevior holes in the cake.
  6. Pour the pineapple mixture over the holes, next spread the pudding over the pineapple and then finish with a layer of whipped cream.
Most Helpful

This cake is easy to prepare and the cake is delicious, moist and we just loved it! My DH said I can make it any time I get in the baking mood, so we will have this over and over in the coming years. Thank you for this one!

Chef Charlee December 03, 2010

This is a lovely refreshing dessert that we all really enjoyed. I also added in some drained pineapple into the Cool Whip and frosted the cake. Yummy!

MeganMuffins July 08, 2010

Very delicious! I made this dessert as sugar-free as possible by using a Pillsbury reduced sugar cake mix and a sugar-free instant pudding mix. The pineapple juice poured over the baked cake plus the pineapple tidbits gave it plenty of sweetness. We are bigtime pineapple lovers and this dessert placed in the frig provided a nice cold dessert...and pretty too!! Prepared as a participant in the Cooking Photo Forum's Special Meal Event March 2010.

Seasoned Cook March 05, 2010