Italian Cake's


better cake recipe

With a name like that, how can you resist?

This cake recipe is full of shortcuts to make it quick and easy without sacrificing flavor.



Yield: 10 to 12 servings
  • 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



Bake cake in a 9×13-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.


better cake recipe

Sam Jones/Quinn Brein





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