Tropical Cake

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Tropical Cake
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  • 12 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons cake flour (or 2 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, not drained
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 3/4 Cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • Topping:1 - 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
  • 1 - 8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • sweetened flaked coconut, chopped cashews

Preparation

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 In a large bowl, mix sugar, soda and flour by hand. Stir in eggs, vanilla and pineapple with juice. Add cashews and coconut.
3 Pour into 9-inch by 13-inch pan coated with non-stick spray. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool
4 For topping, prepare pudding as instructed on package and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and mix in prepared pudding.
5 Fold in the whipped topping and spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle top with coconut and chopped cashews; refrigerate.

Source: Wheat Foods Council