Pina colada cake and Proteas

So, here goes my first recipe post.  Due to popular request, this is the pina colada cake that I made yesterday.  It is probably the easiest cake that you'll ever make and if I can do it, anyone can.  Sorry about my poor picture taking abilities.  I am working on them so I can show off some better pictures for you guys on this blog.

Pina colada cake
Adapted from 101 Things To Do With a Cake Mix

1 Box of yellow cake mix (and the ingredients required to bake the cake mix)
1 Can of crushed pineapple, drained
1 Can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
8 Ounces of heavy whipping cream
1/3 Cup of dried, shredded coconut

Make the cake mix following the directions on the package.  Then mix half of the can of pineapple into the batter.  Bake according to the directions on the package.  I chose to bake mine in a 9 x 13 pan but you can bake yours however you please.

With a fork, poke holes in the warm cake at one-inch intervals.  Pour the entire can of sweetened condensed milk (YUM) evenly over the entire cake.  Allow cake to cool.  I put my cake in the fridge to cool, as I baked it in the morning.

Beat 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream until stiff.  Spread the whipped topping over the cake.  Sprinkle the top with shredded coconut and remaining crushed pineapple.  Serve cold.  See, I told you, incredibly easy!

Also, I took some more pictures of the proteas I received (thanks for helping me figure it out guys).  Are these not the most alien looking flowers you've ever seen?


  1. Ohmygosh! Putting that condensed milk on the cake is brilliant! Thanks for posting, Ruth:) And yes...those flowers do look like they're from Mars or something...

  2. Your comment made me laugh out loud! Yes, they did ride a cat xD it was the cutest thing!

  3. That cake sounds amazing. This month's MSL (I think) has a basic yellow cake recipe, but I'm so NOT a baker that I didn't even give it half a glance. I might need to make this though. Sounds too delightful not to try!

  4. This looks so yummy! I am a terrible cook, but am hoping I might be able to make a similar dessert dish as yours!


  5. Anything with pineapple is okay in my book, and I shall be making this soon.

  6. Wow that looks delish! It's low cal, right? Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Ohh, that sounds delicious!!!!! The recipe does sound easy too. And don't worry about the pictures, it's better than anything I could do photo wise. LOL Have a great weekend!!

  8. beautiful flowers and yummy recipe!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  9. This looks delish! We're hosting a little mother's day bbq this year and I think this might be the perfect dessert!

  10. Looks delicious and probably not great for my growing muffin top hehe! Thanks for subscribing! Didn't know you could do that!

  11. i love anything coconut so that cake is right down my alley!

  12. Great post!Would you follow each other? let me know on my blog ;)

  13. Mmm...Coconut cake! Life's so much sweeter with, well, something sweet . . . thanks for the recipe!

  14. looks great.
    totally whipping up a 'veganized' version!


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