From Paula's Home Cooking/Just Desserts cookbook
5 stars based on 30 Reviews
Servings: 16 to 20 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
1 3.4-ounce box French vanilla pudding, plus ingredients to prepare
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
1 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup flaked, sweetened toasted coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare yellow cake mix as directed using a greased 13x9x2-inch pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. While cake is baking, combine the pineapple, 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Remove cake from oven and using a fork, pierce holes into cake. Pour pineapple mixture over hot cake and set aside.
Prepare pudding according to package directions. Spread pudding over cake and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Whip heavy cream and remaining sugar until stiff. Cover top of cake with whipped cream and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen