Bundt Cake #95: Hawaiian Luau

I love Hawaii.  I love the sand.  I love the smell.  I love the people.  I love the the music.  I love everything about it.  I couldn’t close out my cakes without one bundt cake in honor of Hawaii.  Even if you can’t go to the islands, you can eat a cake that brings the island flavors to you.  Aloha.
Shopping List
1 box of coconut cake mix
2 small boxes of instant coconut pudding (use vanilla if you can’t find it)
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 (15 oz) can crushed pineapple (reserve the juice!), divided
1 cup pineapple juice from your canned pineapple
1/4 cup water (or more pineapple juice if your can has any left)
 4 eggs
1 can store bought cream cheese frosting
2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut, divided
Maraschino cherries to garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, pineapple juice, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Stir in 1 cup of your crushed pineapple and one cup of your coconut.  Pour 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 cake onto serving plate to finish cooling. 
Stir remaining one cup of coconut into your store bought frosting and frost cooled cake.  Top cake with cherries.
This cake will make you feel like you’re on vacation.  The perfect tribute to summer and Hawaii.
And just for grins…here the three of us are when we took Kensington to Hawaii at 7 months old.  So much fun!
Happy Father’s Day to my sweet husband and my wonderful dad!  I am so blessed to have both of you in my life.  Love you!
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  • Jenna {Real Simple Girl} June 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    This cake looks amazing! I might even go pick up the stuff and make it for my dad for Father's Day today! I'm especially excited to try it because I just got back from my first trip to Hawaii! I really want to go back and see the other islands, too! So pretty and so much fun!

  • Jaren June 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I just adore any dessert with coconut! Cute pic! Would love to go there someday! Definitely on my bucket list!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    You had me at coconut.

  • Rachel June 19, 2013 at 2:08 am

    yum! it looks delicious! my friends loved your key lime bundt this weekend!

    floral & fudge

  • Anonymous July 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I was wondering where to find the coconut cake mix? I cannot find it at any stores. Can't wait to try this!!

  • Mix and Match Mama July 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I find it at my local grocery store or Target…I think you can also buy it online at Amazon too.

  • Anonymous November 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    In the directions, there is only 1 cup of pineapple used. Is this right?

  • Mix and Match Mama November 25, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Yes! An 8 oz can will be about a cup!