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Tropical Sunshine Cake

This is just a wonderful cake recipe. It is light and refreshing and it is always a hit when I make if for friends and family.


  • 1 Package Yellow Cake Mix (18.25-ounce)
  • 1 Can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk (12-ounce)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Can Crushed Pineapple in Juice (20-ounce, drained (juice reserved), divided)
  • 3/4 Cup Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Coconut (toasted and flaked)
  • 1 Container Whipped Cream
    ners’ Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. Combine cake mix, evaporated milk and eggs in large mixer bowl.
  4. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of pineapple.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Combine the sugar and 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice in small bowl.
  10. Mix until it is smooth.
  11. Spread the mixture over warm cake.
  12. Sprinkle with coconut and remaining pineapple.
  13. Cool completely before serving.
  14. Top with whipped cream.

Cooking Tip Mixers

While a hand mixer is adequate for mixing most cake batters and frostings, there are times a stand electric mixer will be required. Read recipes carefully beginning to be sure you have the right mixer for the job.

Cooking Tip Unflavored Gelatin

If you add 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin to the cake batter it will help prevent the top of the cake splitting or cracking.

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