Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake

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!

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

For months now I’ve been dying to make this Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake that’s the perfect sweet, summer treat, so when strawberries went on sale last week I jumped at the chance to get my baking on!

Featuring a delicious pineapple-orange flavored cake, a whipped vanilla pudding topping, and of course fresh strawberries and pineapple, this tropical 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

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. They must taste absolutely incredible and 2. They 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. My husband and boys loved it so much they all 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

The star of the show is of course the fresh strawberries and pineapple which add the perfect summer-time flavor and double as beautiful decorations on the cake.

It couldn’t be easier to put together the cake either- simply grab a gorgeous cake stand (I love this clear glass one that comes with a lid), and layer the cakes placing the whipped vanilla topping and fresh fruit in between and on top. Easy peasy.

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

Did I mention my boys helped decorate it? Yep- so easy a 6 and 8 year old can do it, so it’s definitely perfect for those who struggle in the cake decorating department. 😉

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 mean have you ever seen such a beautiful cake? This Luscious Strawberry Pineapple Cake is the perfect easy treat for taking to a potluck or summer barbecue and trust me when I say it’ll go fast.

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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 topping recipe))
  • 12 whole Strawberries (for garnish, if desired)

Whipped Topping

  • 5.1 oz Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 8 oz Light Whipped Topping (thawed)
  • 20 oz Pineapple Juice from Tidbits

Instructions

  1. Coat two 9-inch round baking pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with waxed paper. Coat waxed paper with cooking spray, set aside.
  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. 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 topping, 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 strawberries for garnish, if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

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

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

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 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
  2. Whitney wrote:

    What a pretty cake!! It sounds delicious for Summer

    Posted 6.27.18 Reply
    • Thank-you! I bet you and your family would love it. 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  3. 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
    • 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. This sounds so good! I bet I would love this!

    Posted 6.27.18 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
    • 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
    • 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
  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
  9. Two of my favorite fruits! This cake looks so good!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

    Posted 6.26.18 Reply
    • Thank-you! Strawberries and pineapple are my favorites too.

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  10. This looks amazing and luscious!! It’s picnic-perfect!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • 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
  12. Helen wrote:

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

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • 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
    • Haha I totally would deliver! Thanks for pinning, it’s a super yummy summertime cake. 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  14. this looks so delicious!!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • 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
    • 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
    • Thanks Annaliese- it’s one of our favorite summer treats for sure! 🙂

      Posted 7.3.18 Reply
  17. What a fun treat for summer

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Oh I hope you’ll make it- it’s one of my faves for summer! 🙂

      Posted 6.25.18 Reply
  22. This looks so heavenly! Would be perfect for a cookout!

    Posted 6.25.18 Reply
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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