Hawaiian Sunset Cake


Okay folks, here is the recipe many of you asked for (since you devoured it with an ever so gracious “thank you, give me the recipe – right now”) and the one I made for the office only to leave me with a crumb filled platter.

Hawaiian Sunset Cake
12-16 servings
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white or orange cake mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 package (3 ounces) orange gelatin
4 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil

    1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained on paper towels to remove all liquid
    2 cups sugar
    1 package (10 ounces) flaked coconut
    1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
    1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
    Toasted coconut, optional

      In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients by beating on low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into three greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350° F. for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

      In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, sugar, coconut and sour cream. Reserve 1-cup of mixture; set aside. Place one cake on a serving plate; top with a third of the remaining pineapple mixture. Repeat layers twice. Fold whipped topping into the reserved 1-cup pineapple mixture. Spread over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut if desired. Refrigerate until serving.

      Enjoy, but save me a slice.  

      Recipe and photo from Taste of Home Magazine / previously posted in June

      10 thoughts on “Hawaiian Sunset Cake

      1. pegasuslegend

        I really know how you feel….not the same without mom around to give you praise….this cake looks amazing and she would have loved it I am very sure she is smiling down on your accomplishments as a cook for sure 🙂

      2. Stella

        Hey, I just saw this on F.B.-looks so pretty. I always admire when someone takes the time to make a layer cake. Tell me, did you have to saw off some of the overly risen parts of the layers before icing? I think this step is what keeps me from making cakes so often. Oh, and Happy Mother's Day. I'm sure your mom would have loved this…


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