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Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Try this delicious Hawaiian Wedding Cake recipe filled with the aromatic flavors of pineapple, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut, this recipe is absolutely divine. This cake makes the perfect centerpiece to any party, whether it be a wedding or a birthday party. Perfect for practically any occasion, make this recipe the next time you want to wow your guests.

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped or crushed
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • WHIPPED CREAM CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • toasted shredded coconut, for topping

Details

Servings 14
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 75mins
Adapted from happyhodgepodgehome.wordpress.com

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, mix the white sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, all-purpose flour, walnuts, 3/4 cup flaked coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and crushed pineapple with all of the juice and mix well.

Pour into a well greased pan 9-inch round or 9-inch X 13-inch baking dish.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350°F (or until toothpick in the center comes out clean).

WHIPPED CREAM CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla and mix until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Gently fold the cream cheese mixture and whipped cream together.

Frost the cake and top with toasted shredded coconut.

Try this delicious Hawaiian Wedding Cake recipe filled with the aromatic flavors of pineapple, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut,…

Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Hawaiian Wedding Cake starts with a simple cake mix. Add a splash of coconut and pineapple and it becomes a refreshing cake that tastes like a piña colada.

Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Hawaiian Wedding Cake is a basic cake mix cake with three layers on top: a crushed pineapple layer that seeps into the cake, a creamy pudding layer, and then whipped topping and coconut on top. What I like about the topping on this Hawaiian Wedding Cake is it is not too sweet. It is flavorful and light. It’s a nice change from heavy, sugary frosting.

Hawaiian Wedding Cake Recipe Tips

A couple of tips on making this Hawaiian Wedding Cake. First, when I use pudding and milk in a recipe, I always use 2% or whole milk (using skim milk or 1% milk will not thicken the pudding as well). Second, when using cream cheese in a recipe make sure it is softened. If the cream cheese is not completely softened it will leave clumps in the pudding mixture.

Cream cheese can be softened by leaving it on the counter in the packaging. Depending on the temperature in your house it can take 30 minutes to an hour. Press on the outside of the package to test if it is completely softened. Another way to soften the cream cheese is to take it out of the package, cut it in cubes, place it in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir well. If it is not completely softened, cook for additional 10 second increments. The cream cheese should not become hot, just softened enough to blend well with the other ingredients. If I am preparing this cake in advance, I will hold off adding the whipped topping and coconut until just before it is served.

Gluten-Free Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Good news for those who are Gluten-Free! With a couple of adjustments, this Hawaiian Wedding Cake recipe can be made gluten-free. The only two suspect ingredients are the yellow cake mix and the vanilla pudding mix. Pillsbury and Betty Crocker both make a gluten-free yellow cake mix and they are available at pretty much every grocery store out there. If they aren’t in your local grocery store, you can also purchase them online.

The vanilla pudding mix is a little trickier, but it can be found. As of this post, Kraft does not label its Jell-O instant pudding as gluten free. The product itself does not contain gluten as an ingredient, but Kraft does not guarantee that the product has not come in contact with gluten during manufacturing. If this is a concern, there are brands that carry gluten-free instant pudding mixes. Simply Delish and Better Bowls are two brands I have found that carry a gluten-free instant vanilla pudding mix. You can also make your own gluten-free instant pudding mixes. Click here for a great recipe from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.

Hawaiian Wedding Cake starts with a simple cake mix. Add a splash of coconut and pineapple and it becomes a refreshing cake that tastes like a piña colada.