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Moist Pina Colada Cake and Remembering an Old Friend

by Permanent Posies on February 13, 2012

I asked my hubby what cake he wanted for his birthday party. Ok, I made him a Mango Pie for his actual birthday but that was before his party. He told me he wanted a Kathie Jackson Pina Colada Cake. She is an old friend from the days of farming and he has never forgotten that yummy cake. I couldn’t find her recipe, so I improvised….of course. She has been on my mind every since.

I made this gluten free, so if you would prefer a regular cake mix, substitute the eggs, vanilla, butter and liquid for what ingredients are on the back of the box. Just make sure you use the pineapple juice or a pineapple flavored cake mix. Are you confused yet?

Moist Pina Colada Cake
  • 2 Betty Crocker Yellow Gluten Free Cake Mixes
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple (draining and saving the juice)
  • 1 1/3 pineapple juice/water (all the juice from the can plus enough water to make up 1 1/3 cups)
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 tsps vanilla
  • 6 eggs.
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 can Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 carton Cool Whip
  • water (see below)
  1. Drain the pineapples, catching the juice. Put the juice in a two cup measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 1/3 cup of liquid.
  2. In a mixing bowl, put the 2 cake mixes along with the ingredients listed on the back (which are the vanilla, butter,eggs and liquid) and mix well.
  3. Add sour cream.
  4. Mix in the pineapples.
  5. Put batter in a greased 10×14 pan and cook at 350 until done (time listed on the back of the box, adjusting for the size of pan). If using a regular cake mix put it in a 9×13 pan instead.
  6. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 can of Cream of Coconut and 1 can Eagle Brand Milk.
  7. While cake is hot, poke holes all over it. Pour milk mixtrue slowly and evenly over the cake with holes.
  8. Let it cool completely and then refrigerate until cold.
  9. Mix the carton of Cool Whip along with the other 1/2 can of Cream of Coconut and spread over cold cake.
  10. Store this cake in the refrigerator.
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P1110242Ok, so I was also making chocolate cupcakes and took a photo of both cake mixes.






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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one } February 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I shared a recipe for braised short ribs with gravy (SCD/GAPS), Valentine Day Linzer Hearts. Also, an article about the new science on the dangers of sugar, and I tried to answer the question: are grains toxic or safe?

Thanks for hosting!

Emily @ Random Recycling February 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Thanks for the reminder email!

Erika @ My Road to Savings February 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

That looks so yummy! I had to pin this one. I will definitely make this one soon :)

Athena February 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Good evening – I am your newest Linky Follower from TheStuffofSuccess – I would be honored if you would follow me back on LF. Thanks and have a great evening.

Miz Helen February 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Your Pina Colada Cake looks so moist and delicious. It is interesting that so often times food will bring back the fondest memories of friends and family. Thanks for hosting and have a very special Valentine Day.
Miz Helen

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 14, 2012 at 5:49 AM

I have never seen gluten free cake, I need to check out my coop to see if they have it. This looks wonderful!

Jennifer @ Jennifer Cooks February 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Oh I LOVE Pina Colada Cake! I so wish I wasn’t on a diet right now!

Today I’m linking up my Valentines Cupcakes with a Twist.

Drop by Fusion Fridays at each Friday and link up your goodies! {Open thru Wednesday}

Thanks so much for hosting…and Happy Valentines!

CrafterBerly February 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I’ve been testing the waters with gluten-free foods. Thanks for sharing, this looks soooooo good!

michelle February 14, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Can you use regular cake mix? I am now following you on Linky Follower. I would love it if you followed me back. I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

Terri @ that's some good cookin' February 15, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Hi, I’m new to your blog and found you through Miz Helen’s Country Cottage. Thanks so much for hosting this linky party. I have linked Creamy Mushroom Chicken Over Linguine.

Sheryl February 15, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Oh My Gosh! YUM! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share this awesome recipe. Thanks. I hope to see you there! –Sheryl–

Tara February 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM

MMM. I make a cake somewhat like this but I am going to have to try this recipe. It’s one of my favorite cakes we usually have at Easter time. Thanks for linking up at Whip It Up Wednesday!

Suzanne February 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. I hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps become a follower of mine as well.

Michelle February 15, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Thanks for hosting!
And thanks for linking your pina colada cake with See Ya In the Gumbo. I’m so glad you return each week to share your recipes. I like when a dish brings up memories of a fmaily member or friend. Makes it taste even better!

Six Sister's Stuff February 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

These Look AMAZING!!!! I have never seen the Glutin Free Cake Mixes Before! I’m going to have to give these babies a try!
-The Sisters

Ginger @ Small Town USA February 16, 2012 at 9:42 AM

This cake looks amazing. I love anything with pineapple and coconut!! It looks so moist.

Rachel - A Southern Fairytale February 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM

That cake sounds amazing!

Susieqtpies February 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Thanks for linking this up in my carnival mardi gras link up! Stop over and add anything Mardi Gras!

Have a super weekend, Susie

Miz Helen February 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

This is an awesome cake! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jaime February 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I featured you tonight!

Cherish February 18, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Cream of coconut? I’ve never heard of such a thing but my gosh I love pina colada and have to try this. Thanks!

Katherines Corner February 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Coconut is on of my favorite flavors, this looks divine!Love it I am sure it is delish too. Hugs and thank you for linking up Katherines Corner xo

Chaya February 19, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I love this cake and I am featuring it on My Meatless Mondays. Thanks for sharing it with us.

BeColorful February 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I am on the way to the store to buy my ingredients. :D Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at Becolorful

trisha February 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM

It is so great to see GF options, I ALWAYS bookmark them as we have quite a bit of celiac in our family (grandma, cousins and a neighbor girl who plays w/ my daughter) I appreicate you linking up at Tea Party Tuesday, hope to see you back this week for a fun giveaway! Take Care.

Kindra February 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Yummy!! This looks so good! I’ll have to figure out a dairy free option for this. :)

I featured your cake on this week’s Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild February 21, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Thank you for your contribution to our ‘Time for a Party’ link-up. Looks so Yummy… but tomorrow lent starts…

Tomorrow we’ll open a new party at and we’d love to see you there then again with a beautiful project like this.

Till then! Keep up that great creativity!!!

Terri BC August 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

This sounds soooo yummy and I plan on making it this weekend for a Luau. Although, I’m a little confused on the substituting comment that you made at the top. I’m wanting to use regular cake mix. Can you explain, please!

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