Southern Pineapple Cake

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Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the tropics with our Southern Pineapple Sunshine Cake recipe. This delightful dessert captures the essence of sunny days and breezy evenings, combining the tangy sweetness of fresh mango and the tropical allure of coconut. Reminiscent of warm Southern hospitality, this cake is a burst of sunshine on your taste buds, perfect for any occasion from casual gatherings to elegant soirées. With layers of moist lemon cake infused with coconut milk, topped with luscious mango glaze, velvety coconut cream pudding, and a cloud of homemade whipped cream, every bite transports you to a tranquil paradise. Crowned with toasted macadamia nuts and delicately dried pineapple, this dessert embodies the spirit of the South, bringing joy and warmth to all who partake. Whether served at a backyard barbecue or a Sunday brunch, our Southern Pineapple Sunshine Cake is sure to brighten your day and leave a lasting impression of Southern charm.


  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 4 cups coconut milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 20 oz can of fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 5.1 oz box instant coconut cream pudding
  • 8 oz homemade whipped cream (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple, finely chopped

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


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