Bundt Cake #41: Pina Colada

Hello Mama.  I love me some pina colada.  Love me some.  This cake was meant to be from the beginning.  It’s like taking a bite out of Hawaii.  Yum.
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1 box of yellow cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
3/4 cup water
 4 eggs
1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple (do not drain!)
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
1 can store bought Vanilla Frosting
1 cup Cool Whip
1 teaspoon rum extract (or more if you like it really rum-y tasting)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Stir in pineapple (with juice!) and 1 cup of coconut.  Pour cake batter into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert the cake onto a serving plate.  
To make the frosting, combine store bought frosting with one cup of Cool Whip.  Stir in remaining cup of coconut and teaspoon (or so) of rum extract.  Spread on cooled cake.
I didn’t use real rum in this recipe because I think the extract does the job (and I have it left over from a few other cakes).  However, if you have rum on hand and want to pour a little in, go for it.  This cake will make you feel like you’re on vacation. 
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  • Abramyan Avenue June 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Oh this looks divine!!
    We actually made your banana's foster bundt cake. Easy and good…
    but THIS cake..oh my word! I think I realy need to try it out…like today!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Mix and Match Mama June 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Hi April! I'm so glad you commented on my blog this morning! I'm even more glad that you're making some of my bundt cakes :). You're going to flip over the Pina Colada!! Let me know! Lots of love, Shay 🙂

  • Tiffany June 4, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Pina colada is my heaven… YUM!

  • Anonymous December 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Making this one today, cooling as we speak, also making snickerdoodle, in oven as we speak, I love your cakes, the coconut lime is on of our fav, tried a few others but the hubby and a friend suggested these two tonight! Thanks for the recipes

  • Jennifer Brandt July 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I can't wait to try this!

  • Dana D'Orsi August 4, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Made this today for my big annual family reunion and was told it was the best dessert there! So delicious!!!