Coconut Pineapple Cake Recipe – sweet and delicious coconut cake with light and fluffy whipped pineapple frosting! Perfect Summer dessert!
Pineapple and coconut combo is one of my very favorite when it comes to Summer desserts. It just screams vacation to me! Pinacoladas are the summer drink for a reason. Nothings beats that flavor combo on a hot summer day, whether you are on the beach or your own backyard. Your next summer soire, party or BBQ cook-out is the perfect occasion to make this cake.
The coconut cake has a tender crumb and melts in your mouth, all thanks to buttermilk which I my favorite to use in cakes. The frosting is my favorite frosting recipe ever! Forget the overly sweet vanilla frosting from the store or even the homemade buttercream (yes, I said that!)! This frosting is made from just 3 ingredients stirred together; it’s light, creamy and irresistible!
To make the frosting, drain crushed pineapple but reserve the juice. Squeeze as much liquid as possible. Mix vanilla pudding mix with the reserved juice until thick. Add pineapple and whipped topping and fold in. This frosting is light, fluffy and creamy. The best for Summer cakes or pies!
If you are a coconut lover like me, you may also like my recipe for Coconut Cheesecake Bars with the unexpected but fabulous crust. I also highly recommend the Pineapple Coconut Bars from my friend Mary, who blogs at Barefeet in the Kitchen blog. They are easy and so delicious!
—>> If you love cakes like this, you have to check out my new Cherry Poke Cake recipe. It’s festive and super easy to make! <<—–
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