Monday, August 10, 2009

Pina Colada Cake

Sweetened Condensed Milk....MMmmmmmmmm....... one of my favorites!

Yes, This recipe has all of the YUMMIEST ingredients in it, even Mayonaise! Yes, I know it sounds weird. BUT give me a minute to explain. I was in a pinch with time Sunday to make a cake to take to dinner with family. I rummaged thru my cupboards and discovered, VOILA! I have the ingredients that would make a delicious summery cake! I didn't have much time to slave over this one, so I opted for a yellow cake mix. I can hear you now, "Tsk Tsk Tsk, Lisa."
Hey! Wait! I didn't follow the box directions EXACTLY. I learned a few years ago a pretty schnazy trick to "umph" cake mixes to make them super duper moist and you'd never guess this ingredient is in it...yup, MAYONAISE! I substitute the oil for exact measurement of Mayo (NOT miracle whip and MUST be REAL Mayo. Sorry if you're on a diet, but really, what cake can taste this decadent AND be diet-worthy.)

Okay, okay. Eat only the pineapple on top. That's legal, right!? Wait! You'd be missing the BEST part doing that! Once you've baked this cake, you poke holes all over it and drench, and I really mean drench/soak it in sweetened condensed milk. Ahhhhh....I {HEART} Sweetened Condensed Milk! (Enter dream-like trance...)

This cake ends up being oh so oooey, gooey that it just melts in your mouth. The touch of pineapple baked into the cake and then layered on the top with coconut and coolwhip give it that tropical dreamy goodness that will send you to a dreamy tropical paradise! You just HAVE to try this if you dare to make something so EASY and DELICIOUS!!

Pina Colada Cake
from: 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix by Stephanie Ashcraft

1 yellow cake mix
1 LARGE can crushed pineapple, drained
2-14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. Whipped Topping
2/3 c. coconut

Prepare cake mix as directed on the back of package remembering to substitute mayo for the oil if desired.

Mix 1/2 can of pineapple into batter. Bake according to package directions.

With a fork, poke holes in warm cake at 1-inch intervals. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over cake. Allow cake to cool.

Spread whipped topping over the cake. Sprinkle with remaining pineapple and coconut.


  1. Sounds wonderful! Thanks also for the mayo tip!

  2. OM Gosh! That's looks de-lish! Seriously GOOD! Being the nutty person I am, I'd probably sprinkle some walnuts on top, too!

  3. what size pan could i use?

  4. Use a 9x13 since you'll be soaking it with all kinds of gooey yumminess! Enjoy!


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