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A slice of pineapple frosted cake on a white plate.
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Pineapple Sunshine Cake Recipe

A delicious cake that features a yellow cake mix base with crushed pineapple mixed throughout. It features a light and fluffy frosting made with vanilla pudding mix, whipped topping, and crushed pineapple.
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 255cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $5


  • 9 x 13 cake pan
  • oven adjusted to center rack position
  • can opener
  • measuring cup
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Hand Mixer
  • rubber spatula


Pineapple Cake

  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple *do not drain

Pineapple Fluff Frosting

  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple *do not drain
  • 4 ounces instant vanilla pudding


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large 9 x 13 cake pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, add yellow cake mix, 4 cracked eggs, vegetable oil, and the crushed pineapple. Using a hand mixer, blend it until combined. There will be some texture in the batter due to the crushed pineapple.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake feels springy, and is golden-brown. A tester inserted into the center of the cake will come out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool for one hour or until cool to the touch.
  • As cake cools, add the whipped topping, crushed pineapple, and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula combine until fluffy and mixed throughout.
  • Add frosting to the cooled cake, and smooth with a rubber spatula. Serve cake, and enjoy!


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
Thank you, Bell of the Kitchen for this tasty cake recipe!
Fresh Whipped Cream Pineapple Frosting
You can use heavy whipping cream for this frosting layer instead of whipped topping. To use heavy whipping cream you will need:
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of drained, crushed pineapple
Beat whipped cream, extract, and sugar until stiff peaks form (4-6 minutes). Once the whipped cream is fluffy, turn off the mixer and fold in the drained pineapple. Frost the cooled cake.
This cake can be baked in a Bundt style pan as well and will produce a typical-sized cake.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 255cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg