Hawaiian Cake Recipes

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
March 8, 2010
Hawaiian Cake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 can crushed pineapple and juice (20oz.)
  • 2 beaten eggs
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  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Stir together flour, sugar and soda; add remaining ingredients. Blend well but do not beat. Turn into a greased and floured 9x13 pan; bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. (Make topping while cake bakes, and frost while cake is warm.)

For Topping: Blend cheese, margarine, vanilla and sugar thoroughly.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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October 8, 2008

I am looking for a recent post for a luau cake. It was a can of pineapple crushed mixed with an angel food cake mix with cool whip for icing and then roasted coconut I believe.

Thank you in advance,
Michele from SW MO


October 8, 20080 found this helpful

I found this recipe for you, I'm sure you can swap the yellow cake for angel food. Hope it helps. Enjoy.

Luau Cake
1 yellow cake mix
1 can crushed pineapple, drained


1 -8 ounce cream cheese
1 large package instant vanilla pudding
(milk for pudding mix)
1 small cool whip
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/4 cup slivered almonds
marchino cherries

Mix and bake cake mix according to package directions in a 9x13 pan.

Mix pudding with 5 cups milk. Beat cream cheese until fluffy, mix with pudding. Spread on the cooled cake. Sprinkle with the drained pineapple. Spread cool whip over this. Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. Decorate with marischino cherries.

By Charlotte C (Guest Post)
October 9, 20080 found this helpful

I call this "Jewel's Cake" because my lovely neighbor, named Jewel, gave it to me.

One box of angel food cake mix (Betty Crocker works best)
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (NOT heavy syrup) DO NOT DRAIN.

Follow directions on cake mix box for mixing and baking the cake, EXCEPT substitute the 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple for the water. Bake in angel food cake pan according to directions. Immediately invert pan over the neck of a soda water bottle.


When cool, remove from pan.

Rather than icing the cake, serve the icing or topping separately. That way you don't have to refrigerate any left over cake.

Topping: Either Cool Whip by itself, or try this:

1 16 oz. can of Del Monte's crushed pineapple in juice.
1 12 oz. container of Cool Whip (thawed)
1 3 oz. box of instant pudding (coconut, French vanilla, or your choice)

Mix all together and serve separately with cake.

By jsham (Guest Post)
October 10, 20080 found this helpful

1 box Betty Crocker angel food cake mix (no substitutes)
1 can (15 1/4 oz) crushed pineapple, sweet or unsweetened

Put cake mix into mixer bowl and add undrained pineapple. Beat until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Put in a tube pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and dusted with flour. Bake at 350° until golden brown, about 30 minutes. When cool frost with Cool Whip and coconut, as desired.



October 10, 20080 found this helpful

When making the Angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple. Make sure the cake mix is the ONE STEP cake mix. It works equally well with any brand cake mix.

By (Guest Post)
October 11, 20080 found this helpful

This one is good and easy, not to mention I got it from Weight Watchers.

1 package angel food cake mix
1 14 oz. can crushed pineapple in JUICE
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2- 1 tsp. ginger ( The kind in a spice can )

Combine dry cake mix with pineapple and juice.
Stir in cocnut and ginger.
Put in a 9 by 11 or 9 by 13 ungreased cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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