Hawaiian Dream Cake

Hawaiian Dream Cake | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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You can never go wrong with this Hawaiian dream cake by Jenny’s Cakes And Desserts. It is simply the best! It’s one of our go-to cake recipes, as it’s super easy to make and always turns out delicious. The soft cake and creamy filling are packed with coconut and pineapple flavors, giving you a bite full of flavor. It is the perfect cake or dessert for any gathering.


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This recipe is quick and easy, as it uses a box of cake mix. You can make it taste homemade just by substituting some ingredients. For this recipe, you will be using coconut oil and pineapple juice instead of plain water and cooking oil. Check out other ways to make it taste like the ones in the bakery here: How to Make a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade.

The cake is creamy and has the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness. The tropical and nutty flavors from the coconut stand out as well, making this the perfect treat.

Hawaiian Dream Cake Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 package of lemon cake mix or pineapple
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of coconut
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

For the pineapple cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup of butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of sugar powder
  • 2 tablespoons of well-drained crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted coconut (optional)

How to Make Hawaiian Dream Cake

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Step 2:

Add all the cake ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer except the pineapple and coconut. Mix until well combined.

Step 3:

Add the coconut and pineapple to the batter. Mix until well combined.

Step 4:

Prepare 2 round pans by lining them with parchment paper. Equally divide the batter into the prepared pans. Tap to remove air bubbles.

Hawaiian Dream Cake Ingredients
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Step 5:

Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the pan and let it cool.

Step 6:

Make the filling. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the sugar powder and mix until well combined. Add one teaspoon of milk and mix until smooth.

Step 7:

Add the coconut and pineapple to the filling and mix well.

How to Make Hawaiian Dream Cake
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Step 8:

Spread the filling on top of one cake, then top with the other. Cover the whole cake with the filling. Chill in the fridge for a few hours. Serve and enjoy!


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