Pineapple, coconut & rum mingle in this tropical pina colada cake (1986)

1986 pina colada cake recipe

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If you like piña coladas…

This pina colada cake is an attractive, delicious dessert made with packaged yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, coconut — and, of course, rum.

More rum is added to the pineapple topping, which is garnished with maraschino cherries and mint leaves.

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1986 pina colada cake recipe

Pina colada cake (1986)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 18-1/2 ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 3-1/2 ounce package vanilla pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 light rum
  • 8-ounces canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup light rum


  1. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, coconut, orange rind, eggs, water and rum in large mixer bowl.
  2. Beat 4 minutes.
  3. Pour into lightly greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  4. Bake at 325 (F) for 1 hour 10 minutes, until cake springs back when touched.
  5. Cool cake in pan on rack 10 minutes.
  6. Combine pineapple, sugar and butter in saucepan.
  7. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; boil 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Add rum.
  9. Remove cake from pan, place on serving plate and prick in several places with a fork.
  10. Carefully spoon warm pineapple mixture over cake.
  11. Garnish with cherries and mint leaves.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

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