Easter Pineapple Cream Cake

Why Easter?

This is a great cake for Easter. When you think of pineapple, you think of Easter because of the pineapple rings on most hams and hams are popular at most Easter dinner tables. I know it has been at every Easter dinner I ever ate, ever since I could remember. So it just goes that any dessert, whether it's pineapple squares or pineapple cake, you think of Easter. For this reason, I dubbed this "Easter Pineapple Cream Cake". Easter and pineapple, for the reasons I just mentioned, and cream because the topping is the creamiest and fruitiest topping ever. It's tempting when you are making it to just leave a little behind so you could eat it with a spoon, right out of the bowl. Yummy!!

About the Photos and Quality of the Recipes.

I am not a professional photographer nor am I a professional baker or cook. But, I have been cooking and baking most of my life, so I am experienced.

Try as I might, sometimes my photos are rustic looking. I hope that adds to the charm and the home quality I hope to achieve. As it says in my profile, my goal is to show people who don't think they can cook or bake, that they can.

This is one of those recipes that is really easy to do. Anyone can follow it and if it's not picture perfect, no matter. It's the taste that counts. So give it a try and enjoy!!!

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Pineapple Cream Cake ready to eat
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The first ingredients.
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Ready to go in the oven. | Source
Just out of the oven.
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Some of the ingredients.
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Mixing the topping.
Mixing the topping. | Source
The finished product.
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I was trying to think of other flavors this cake can be made into, just in case someone doesn't like pineapple or is allergic to it. So here goes:

  • Chocolate cake with cherry pie filling; Cool Whip mixed with chocolate instant pudding and chopped Maraschino cherries sprinkled on top. (Resembling a Black Forest Cake)
  • Spice cake mix with apple pie filling; Cool Whip mixed with vanilla instant pudding and apple pie filling.

That's 2, if you can think of any others, give it a try and let me know.

Also do add the eggs and oil to the recipe.

Prep time: 22 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 47 min
Yields: Yields 12 servings.
  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip - Fat Free, thawed
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple, with juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" x 11" baking pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs, oil and pineapple with juice. Mix well.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake. Cool completely.
  4. For the topping: Fold Cool Whip with the instant pudding mix and the crushed pineapple with juice until completely mixed.
  5. Spread the cooled cake with the topping. Refrigerate covered loosely with aluminum foil (unless your pan has it's own cover) until ready to serve.

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rolaabboud 8 months ago from Kuwait

Wow, that is an easy one! Although, it looks very light. I would try it one day.

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Rachel L Alba 8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking Author

Thank you rolaabboud, I appreciate your visit and comment.

Blessings to you.

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Carb Diva 8 months ago

Rachel - I agree that pineapple seems to be a natural choice for Easter. It's the time of Spring, and my thoughts go to salads and fresh produce. Pineapple, lemon, and crisp new peas seem to fit into that profile. Thanks for a great-sounding (and easy) cake recipe. I think we'll add this to our menu on the 27th. (BTW I wonder how pear and chocolate would work as a combination?).

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AliciaC 8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

I love recipes that mix cream and fruit and I love pineapple, too. I think I would enjoy your cake very much!

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purl3agony 8 months ago from USA

Hi Rachel - This cake sounds delicious and perfect for Easter. I like the options you mention too, particularly the spice cake with apple. Yum! Thanks for sharing and posting these wonderful recipes in time for the Easter holiday!

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Rachel L Alba 8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking Author

Hi Carb Diva, Pear and chocolate? Why not, sounds good to me. Thank you for stopping by and for the great comment.

Easter Blessings to you.

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Rachel L Alba 8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking Author

Hi Alicia, I always enjoy your visits and comments. Thanks for stopping by.

Easter Blessings to you.

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Rachel L Alba 8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking Author

Thank you Purl for the visit and comments. I really appreciate it.

Easter Blessings to you.

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Peggy W 8 months ago from Houston, Texas

Just in time for Easter! You will undoubtedly be inspiring many a cook for this upcoming special day of the year when family gatherings take place. May your upcoming Easter be a special one this year for you and those you love.

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Rachel L Alba 8 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking Author

Thank you Peggy, you are very sweet. I do have other recipes for Easter already posted from last year. My husband is getting surgery the day after Easter, so this year I am not doing as much. God willing next year will be better.

Easter Blessings to you and your family.

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Jackie Lynnley 8 months ago from The Beautiful South

I will be making this for Easter for sure! Glad I found it. Was hard to get into you I guess because of the new hub thing, I have two like that and did have to sign in myself at first but not now. (Not recipes.)

Congrats on it, it really deserves it! Can't wait!

Janet 8 months ago

So ?

You add the pudding mix( raw- unprepared) into the cool whip and pineapples?

I am make this assumption.

Rachel L Alba 8 months ago

I don't know why it looks like this but this is how I had to answer. Thanks Jackie, I'm glad you found this recipe. I know you'll like it. Did this recipe get moved to delishably? I know they show it there, but I didn't know it would be moved from it's original spot. Thanks for stopping by, hope you had a Blessed Easter.

For Janet, yes, you add the pudding mix right from the box into the cool whip and pineapples. It's delicious, you can eat it just like that if you want. Thanks for the comment and visit.

Have a Blessed Easter.

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pstraubie48 8 months ago from sunny Florida

O my...this looks divine. My friends at church will love it!!

Rachel L Alba 7 months ago

Thanks Pat for the visit and the great comment. Just to remind you that my prayers are with your whole family.

Blessings to you.

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