Better Than Anything You've Tasted Cake

Recipe for Better Than Anything You've Tasted Cake
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Ingredients

1 yellow or white cake mix, prepared according to box directions
1 can (20-ounces) crushed pineapple
1 cup sugar
1 box (3-ounces) instant vanilla pudding, prepared according to box directions
1 cup coconut, divided
1 container (12-ounces) Cool Whip, thawed
1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Bake cake in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Meanwhile, in a pan over medium heat, cook crushed pineapple with sugar until sugar has dissolved.

When cake is done, immediately remove from oven and poke holes in the top using a fork.

Pour pineapple mixture over top. Let cool on a rack.

Mix vanilla pudding with ½ cup of coconut and spread over pineapple.

Spread cake with Cool Whip. Sprinkle walnuts and remaining ½ cup coconut over the top and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Yield: 

10 to 12 servings

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Better than anything you have tasted cake

Several years ago before my wife died......She used to make this cake for the kids and me,She used to call it the million dollar cake and it was so delicious......it darn sure didn't last very long here !! Easy made ,you ought to try it before ,putting it down ,MMMMgood !

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Instant vanilla pudding, Cool whip, and boxed cake mix -- too many ingredients I don't want to eat.

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Hello, Pat. Thanks for offering your opinion. We have so many great recipes and we hope you try one of them. How about a berry tart or carrot cake?

Ingredients she doesnt want to eat....

Wow! Really? These are the ONLY ingredients Ill eat. Lol

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Boxed cake mix, canned pineapple, instant pudding, and Cool Whip? Ick. You must mean "more full of highly processed fake food than anything you've tasted." Cool Whip alone is nothing but water, hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, emulsifiers, and chemical preservatives. Gross. Would not make, and certainly would not eat.

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Hello, Kitchenqueen. Thanks for offering your opinion. We have so many great recipes using non packaged/canned ingredients and we hope you try one of them. How about some chocolate cake or sweet potato pound cake?

EW- to you too

That's funny. Cool Whip always has such nice things to say about YOU. Lol

Do you think it will hold if

Do you think it will hold if I bake cake in 2 10” rounds?

I have ate this BETTER THAN

I have ate this BETTER THAN ANYTHING YOU'VE TASTED CAKE before and it is sooo good. It is also called Better Then Sex Cake or it is around here where I live. It tastes just like it looks, delish and believe me I am a only make from scratch kind of Wife,Mommy and Mommaw and this cake rates high on my list...

I've made this cake several

I've made this cake several times since I first saw it. I am a 'bake from scratch' kind of girl, thanks to my Mother. But, this cake has become sort of famous since I started making it a couple of years ago. I've probably filled the request for the recipe, around 2 dozen times.

Very moist. Wonderful tropical flavor, and my favorite part; there is no heavy icing! I'm an icing remover. I've never met a traditional frosting I liked. So, this is right up my street.

Thanks for a great, easy recipe.

I haven't tried it yet, but

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a modern convenience bake instead of Grandma's scratch deserts I expected from The Old Farmers Almanac. I'm disappointed in the recipe, but I am going to bake this modern convenience and see how it stacks up. Since I just love Coconut & Pineapple I'm sure it won't take long to disappear:-)
I'm having the same feelings when I discovered my Grandma started using Vanilla Pudding box mix instead of from scratch which she had done for decades:-( She thought it was a GREAT CONVENIENCE and as I get older I surely understand taking any opportunity to lessen the time standing while baking, cooking, etc. I sure hope it tastes fabulous!

Better Than Anything You Ever Tasted Cake

My beloved Aunt Nettie always baked an angel food cake, buttermilk corn sticks, biscuits, yeast rolls, prepared tea by the gallons and put out her best table linens, finestchina, and silverware, and somehow got up in her high ceiling house attic to bring down six dinner table chairs by herself. She was, as she said, a young 90 ! (Her husband had died a year ago.In addition, she washed and iron her white starched curtains and polished the hardwood floors, Our family gathered with our 'specialties' at her house for a wonderful family reunion and decoration day at the cemetery. Her cake was the lightest, highest and most delicious imaginable. All of us 'girls' requested her recipe and she smiled as she told us she would be glad to share it, but as the afternoon went by so quickly, we forgot about it and all too soon folks began to go home. My husband and I stayed around to help put the extra chairs back in the attic, cleaning the bathrooms, picking up left behind toys, mopping the floors, and so forth. The garbage had been put in big bags outside, past the screen door and I wanted to check to be sure we didn't lose any of her flatware or whatever. Well. Imagine my great surprise when I came upon two Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix boxes! OMG! Our beloved Aunt Nettie was 90 years young, very intelligent, taught children's Sunday school, played piano for church, visited the shut-ins with flowers fron her garden, and still drove wherever she needed to go. She cared for her only child, (Marjorie and her family of five) recovering from breast cancer. Aunt Nettie would not hurt anyone's'feelings for all the money in the world. She even bravely ate a few bites of slaw I had made with too much vinegar! But she knew that some things had to be done were more important and they came first, as you see. None of us came just for the fried chicken,ham, potato salad, turkey and dressing,the jello salads, fresh vegetables, casseroles, but we all enjoyed eating together, missing the family members who we would never see again. Food is always appreciated and sometimes a homemaker might have or take some extra time in her/his day and decide to measure, sift, stir, blend, separate, crush, beat, whip, heat, boil, bake, chill, and clean up the mess. But sometimes, that very same homemaker may have a more immediate need to make something for people she loves but doesn't have quite enough time. If you ever find yourself in that situation, may I suggest you try my Aunt Nettie's Angel Food Cake Recipe. It's a family favorite!
I never let her know that I knew Betty Crocker helped make her famous cakes! I promise your secret recipe will be safe with me, too!

I will try this for my

I will try this for my husband's Birthday who is not much for Sweet things.
Wish me luck!

I made this recipe out of

I made this recipe out of curosity. I took it to work and it was gobbled up in no time. Very moist, everyone loved it and requested the recipe too.