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Is it Really Better than Sex? Cake

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 1 (3.4 oz) box french vanilla pudding, plus ingredients to prepare
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (18.25 oz) box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted


Preheat oven to 350 °F.

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.