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Piña Colada Cake

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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This one goes out to all the piña colada lovers. Our Piña Colada Cake combines the tropical flavors of our favorite beach-side drink with a tender and moist cake. It's a vacation in a bite! From parties to birthdays, our Piña Colada Cake recipe is a showstopper, and Betty Crocker™ cake mix makes this cake super simple. When decorating your pineapple coconut cake which starts with cake mix, get creative! Let us know how it goes in the comments.
Updated May 23, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and lightly flour bottoms and sides of two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans or bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pineapple, water, oil, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the rum extract with electric mixer on low speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally (do not overbeat). Pour into pan(s).
  • 3
    Bake as directed on box. For rounds, cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cool 13x9 in pan.
  • 4
    Stir remaining 1 teaspoon rum extract into frosting. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut. For 13x9, frost top of cake with frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To toast the coconut for your Piña Colada Cake, heat oven to 350°F. Bake in an ungreased pan for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • tip 2
    Don’t have rum extract? Substitute with coconut extract instead in our Piña Colada Cake recipe.
  • tip 3
    For extra pina-colada flair, garnish your Piña Colada Cake with small pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries. Cocktail-sized paper umbrellas also add colorful fun!


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