Sheet Pan Pineapple Cake

"This recipe came from my SIL's church cookbook."
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  • Mix cake as directed on package and bake in greased 9x11 glass dish until done.
  • Watch carefully not to overcook because it will be thinner than usual.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix together cream cheese, vanilla pudding, and milk.
  • Pour over cake in the glass dish.
  • Layer pineapple, Cool Whip and nuts. Refrigerate. .

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  1. I love this cake recipe. I thought it was great. Take the suggestions from others don below with the cream cheese and pudding. it really helped. Thanks guys! (????)? ?•?•?
  2. This is delicious. I never knew it was called Better Than Sex, but it's fitting. I've always had problems with the cream cheese lumping up too. This time I waited until it was completely room temperature, but it still created lumps when it came into contact with the cold pudding. I actually think this time it was too warm compared to the pudding. So the last time I made it, I sort of tempered it by creaming the cheese until smooth then added the pudding by whisk a little at a time. That worked for me and I'll do that from now on.
  3. In my family, this recipe is called Better Than Sex Cake. It's a really great dessert that's a nice change of pace. We like it best if it's made the day before and has a chance to set in the fridge overnight. I finish it with toasted coconut on the top.
  4. I picked this cake to make for the cake-a-thon for ChefIAm. This is very similar to a cake my mother used to make years ago. I think my mother's recipe just used the pudding without the added cream cheese. The cream cheese is where I had the problem, it separated from the pudding mixture while mixing it all together. I would change directions to say, soften cream cheese to room temperature, mix pudding and two cups milk, then fold in soften cream cheese. This is a delicious, not too sweet, moist cake. Will definitely be making this again with the above recommended changes.
  5. I grew up on this cake! My moms been making it for years. I have made it a couple times now as an adult. Only difference is we use lemon flavored cake.



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