Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake (So Easy!)

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped cream topping, fresh strawberries, and pineapples, this strawberry pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist!

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake (So Easy!)

Are you a strawberry lover like me?

For months now I’ve been dying to make this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake because it’s the absolute perfect, sweet, summer treat. 

So when strawberries went on sale last week I jumped at the chance to get my baking on, and today I’m excited to share the recipe with you! 

Featuring a delicious pineapple-orange flavored cake, a whipped vanilla pudding topping, and of course fresh strawberries and pineapple, this tropical strawberry pineapple cake is basically heaven sent.

The flavor alone will have you wanting to make it every chance you can get and this cake’s beautiful presentation will have everyone thinking you’re a master baker.

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Easy Strawberry Pineapple Cake

If you’ve been around my blog for any time now, you’ll know there’s two main qualities I look for when choosing desserts to make.

1. It must taste absolutely incredible

2. It must be super easy to make

I’m happy to report that this Strawberry Pineapple Cake knocks it out of the park with both of those qualities and it’s GORGEOUS- making it a triple win.

The fresh strawberries and pineapple paired with the orange flavored cake make it a delightful choice for spring and summer, and the vanilla pudding really helps balance it all out. 

My husband and boys loved it so much they ate two slices of it each. 🙂

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

How to Make Easy and Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake 

The stars of this cake are of course the fresh strawberries and pineapple which add the perfect summer-time flavor and double as beautiful decorations on the cake.

I also love how the pineapple juice adds the perfect flavor to both the cake and the whipped cream, and the vanilla pudding complements the fresh strawberries marvelously.

And when I say this cake is EASY, I wholeheartedly mean it. 

In fact, my 6 and 8 year old helped decorate it, so if you struggle in the cake decorating department then this cake IS FOR YOU!

To make this strawberry pineapple cake you’ll need just a few simple ingredients and tools, which I’ve included below. 

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Strawberry Pineapple Cake Ingredients: 
  • 1 package Yellow Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Orange Juice (I love Pineapple-Orange)
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Unsweetened Pineapple Tidbits and Juice
  • 5.1 oz Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 8 oz Light Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Cream
 
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Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

How to Assemble Your Strawberry Pineapple Cake

It really couldn’t be easier to put together this cake!

  1. First, grab a gorgeous cake stand like this or serving plate and place one of the baked cakes in the center.
  2. Next, spread half of your pudding and whipped cream mixture on top and top with diced strawberries and pineapple tidbits. 
  3. Repeat the process for the next cake layer, and if desired add a whole strawberry to the center for garnish. 

It’s really that simple and can we just take a moment to talk about how beautiful this cake is?!

This Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake is the perfect cake for taking to a potluck or summer barbecue and trust me when I say it’ll go fast.

And since you’re here, make sure you check out some of my other delicious strawberry recipes like my Easy Homemade Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins, and Fresh Strawberry Pie. They’re all AMAZING! 

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

 

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Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Ovenn
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, fresh strawberries, and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist!


Ingredients

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Cake

  • 1 package Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (Pineapple-Orange preferred)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil

Fruit

  • 1 cup Fresh Strawberries (diced, patted dry)
  • 1 cup Canned Unsweetened Pineapple Tidbits (drained, patted dry (use juice in whipped cream topping recipe))
  • 12 whole Strawberries (for garnish, if desired)

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 5.1 oz Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 8 oz Light Cool Whip or Homemade Whipped Cream
  • 20 oz Pineapple Juice from Tidbits

Instructions

  1. Coat two 9-inch round baking pans with non-stick cooking spray; line bottoms with parchment paper and spray again with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, orange juice, eggs, and oil. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then on medium-high speed for 2 minutes using an electric hand mixer. Pour even amount into cake pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. While cake is baking, drain pineapple tidbits saving the juice for the whipped topping. Place pineapple tidbits on paper towels in a bowl to fully drain.
  5. Clean and dice up strawberries in bite sized pieces. Place strawberries on paper towels in a bowl to fully drain. If desired, sprinkle lightly with sugar. Place both the pineapples and strawberries in the refrigerator until later.
  6. Mix together vanilla instant pudding, light whipped cream, and pineapple juice from the tidbits. Place in refrigerator until it is time to decorate.
  7. After cake has cooled, place one layer on cake stand. Spread half of the whipped topping mixture and half of the fruit on top, decorating as desired.
  8. Top with second cake layer. Spread remaining whipped topping mixture over the top of the cake and decorate with remaining fruit. Feel free to add additional whole strawberries for garnish, if desired.

Notes

Storage Instructions:

Store leftover cake covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Keywords: Strawberry Pineapple Cake, Strawberry Cake, Pineapple Cake, Strawberry and Pineapple Cake with Pudding, Easy Layer Cake, Cake with Vanilla Pudding, Yellow Cake Mix, Strawberries, Pineapple, Vanilla Pudding

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Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert


I hope you’ll give my Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try this summer and hope you and your family love it as much as we do. Are you a huge strawberry and pineapple fan like me?

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be making this cake soon!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

Craving a sweet dessert for your next potluck? Give this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake a try! Made with a yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding, light whipped topping, and fresh strawberries and pineapples, this pineapple cake is the perfect, easy summer-time treat with a tropical twist! #cake #strawberry #pineapple #sweets #dessert

 

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57 Comments

  1. Kate wrote:

    YUM! Love how festive and pretty this looks <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 7.2.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kate! It’s super yummy!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  2. Whitney wrote:

    What a pretty cake!! It sounds delicious for Summer

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I bet you and your family would love it. 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  3. Ros Emely@stressfreemommies wrote:

    Hey Cara! This strawberry pineapple cake looks divine! I love that you used a yellow cake mix,I’m not the best baker in the world,lol. It makes it so much easier. Thanks!

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Ros- I’m all about using cake-mixes to keep things simple. This one is really yummy and I think you’d like it! 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  4. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    This sounds so good! I bet I would love this!

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you- it’s the perfect treat for summer!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  5. adriana wrote:

    This looks SO good! I love making fun cakes like this, such a great idea!! I have to try it!

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Baking is my de-stressor lol. This cake is super yummy.

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  6. Marci @ The Southern Smiths wrote:

    Man I SO want to try this! I might be doing a barbecue on the 4th, definitely could surprise some friends with this recipe.

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hope you love the recipe if you make it for the 4th! 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  7. Sierra wrote:

    My word this looks delicious! It has two of my favorite fruits, pineapple and strawberries! Sierra Beautifully Candid

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Those are my favorite fruits too!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  8. Victoria wrote:

    This looks delicious! I’ve had a massive can of pineapple chunks in my pantry for months, and now I can finally use it up!

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh yay, hope you love it!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  9. Sami | The Classic Brunette wrote:

    Two of my favorite fruits! This cake looks so good!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Strawberries and pineapple are my favorites too.

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  10. Patricia @ Grab a Plate wrote:

    This looks amazing and luscious!! It’s picnic-perfect!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Patricia- it’s one of our favorite summer time treats!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  11. Amanda wrote:

    The perfect treat for 4th of July! It looks so good!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Amanda- it’s so yummy!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  12. Helen wrote:

    Cara!! This looks amazing!! Oh my word, drooooooling over here!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you so much! I heart baking- especially anything with strawberries in it! 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  13. SMD wrote:

    Do you deliver? That looks fabulous. I’m pinning it.

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha I totally would deliver! Thanks for pinning, it’s a super yummy summertime cake. 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  14. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    this looks so delicious!!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Chelsea- it’s perfect for summer get togethers!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  15. Krystin wrote:

    Okay, this cake looks amazing! I love those two fruits paired together, so delicious!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Me too- they’re probably my two favorite fruits. 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  16. Annaliese wrote:

    YUMMM!!! This looks like such a delish summer treat. Sign me up please!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Annaliese- it’s one of our favorite summer treats for sure! 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  17. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine wrote:

    What a fun treat for summer

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s delicious and especially yummy if you’re a fan of fresh fruit!

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  18. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try it

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! We can make it for your’s and Mom’s late birthday celebration.

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  19. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    Looks like something off a cooking show!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I’m slowly but surely trying to improve my food photography, so I appreciate that. Hope you’re feeling better!

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  20. Nadine wrote:

    Goodness, that looks so delicious! Strawberry and pineapple are my two favorite fruits 🙂

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks girl- mine too! And the vanilla tastes amazing paired with both of them.

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  21. Karly wrote:

    YES PLEASE! This looks so delicious, will definitely be saving this for our next summer BBQ!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh I hope you’ll make it- it’s one of my faves for summer! 🙂

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  22. Ashley Stephenson wrote:

    This looks so heavenly! Would be perfect for a cookout!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s so easy to put together and looks so “fancy” haha.

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  23. Allie wrote:

    I’ll have to try this recipe! Yum!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s so good, Allie! Hope you enjoy it, if you make it. 🙂

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  24. Andrea Nine wrote:

    This looks not only delicious but sooo beautiful. Perfect dessert for summer!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s a favorite family recipe of ours and perfect for summer-time. Have a wonderful week, Andrea! 🙂

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply