Thursday, July 19, 2018

Pineapple Coconut Cake #BundtBakers

All the Tropical Flavors of a Pina Colada in a Bundt Pan.  This moist, delicious cake with just a hint of rum is sure to be a success at your next Luau or Island Party.

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This Island getaway is being hosted by Sandra of Sweet Sensations.  Sandra said to "break out the sunscreen and the tiki torches" and bake a cake containing one or more tropical ingredients.

So I threw on my lei and grass skirt and got baking.  

I grabbed some pineapple, coconut and rum.  And then for the heck of it I grabbed some coconut baking emulsion I had in the cupboard.   In case that wasn't tropical enough I added a package of coconut cream pudding mix.

Starting with a boxed cake mix made the entire process easy peasy.  While it was still warm from the oven, I drizzled it with a pineapple glaze and let it soak on in.

Let it cool completely and then added a second glaze made of cream, coconut emulsion and rum.  A sprinkling of sweetened coconut for good measure and this cake was ready to be served.

One bite of this cake and you are transported to a beach on a Caribbean Island, Pina Colada in hand and the surf splashing in the backgrounds.

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And here is my recipe adapted from one found at Taste of Home.

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Pineapple Coconut Bundt Cake

prep time: 10 minscook time: 50 minstotal time: 60 mins
All the Tropical Flavors of a Pina Colada in a Bundt Pan. This moist, delicious cake with just a hint of rum is sure to be a success at your next Luau or Island Party.


1 pkg. White Cake Mix
1 (3 oz) pkg. Coconut Cream Instant Pudding
1 c. canola oil
3/4 c. water
2 eggs
1/4 c. rum
1 c. drained crushed pineapple, juice reserved
2 c. powdered sugar, divided
2 T. reserved pineapple juice
1/4 c. heavy cream
1 t. coconut baking emulsion
1 T. Rum
1/4 c. sweetened, shredded coconut


In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, water, rum and eggs. Stir in the pineapple.  Pour into a bundt pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.

Remove from oven and place, in pan, on wire rack.  Combine 1 cup of the powdered sugar with the reserved pineapple juice.  Drizzle over the warm cake in the pan, allowing the mixture to soak into the cake.  Let set in the pan for 15-20 minutes.  Turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Combine the cream, coconut emulsion and 1 Tablespoon of rum with the remaining powdered sugar until smooth.  Place the cooled cake on the rack over a baking pan covered with parchment or a silicone mat and drizzle with the icing.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut.  Transfer to a cake plate and serve.


Adapted from Taste of Home
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. Where are pictures of you in the grass skirt!?! The classic combination of coconut and pineapple work every time and I'll be on the hunt for a coconut emulsion.

    1. I was just going to ask the same thing! Grass skirt photos, please, Wendy!

    2. Haha...nobody wants to see this body in a grass skirt Stacy.

  2. Pineapple, coconut and is adorable combination for the cake!

  3. What a delicious and perfect combo cake Wendy!

  4. Yummy!! That pineapple coconut bundt looks delicious!!! Great combo!!! XOXO

  5. I never think to add pudding for flavor because it's hard to find here but I love the idea. You are so smart!

    1. Well I can't take credit for it but it is a great addition.

  6. As you can imagine this is one of the favorite flavor combination here in Hawaii. I know I am going to want to make this soon.


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