Recipe By Bea Gassman
Published Oct 15th
Prep 20m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 1 - 9x13 inch pan Calories 376.1

This is the easiest cake you’ll ever make! You mix it in the same pan you bake it in!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package pineapple flavored cake mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (21 ounce) can strawberry pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. 2 In prepared pan, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water. Stir together until cake mix is moistened, breaking up any large lumps in the batter and spreading to cover bottom of pan. Spoon on pie filling to form strips evenly spaced over batter, but not too close to edge of pan. Gently fold batter over pie filling, creating a swirl pattern and spreading out to form an even layer.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. 4 For the topping: Mix together the crushed pineapple and instant pudding. Refrigerate for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping, then spread over cooled cake. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 376.1
  • Carbohydrate 62.2 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Fat 13.1 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 415.3 mg
  • Sugar 41.2 g


  1. Very good very easy recipe. Smells great as it's baking. Will be making again maybe trying blueberry filling next time.
  2. I was extremely unhappy with the lumpiness that the pineapple in the cool whip/pudding mixture made. It just looks awful and makes it hard to spread "frosting".
  3. Delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was light not too sweet and pretty.
  4. I loved this cake, even though I had to change the recipe a bit because I live overseas and didn't have all the ingredients available. The best part, I thought, was the frosting. I didn't have a whipped topping, so I substituted 1 cup heavy cream whipped together with the pudding and a couple pieces - Read more ...
  5. ATTN COOKS: DON'T FORGET THE EGGS IN STEP #2!:) Don't be a dork like me and have to mix the 2 eggs in after you've poured the mix in the pan and swirled in the strawberry topping! I forgot until almost the last minute! Whoops! But I made this for a work party and it - Read more ...
  6. This cake probebly would have been better if made with a white cake mix instead off pinapple cake....too strong of a pinapple taste for me.
  7. This cake was very easy to make and it was light and yummy.
  8. Wow! So simple to make and so absolutely delicious! This cake also freezes well. I highly recommend this one.
  9. Really fast and simple..makes a light cool dessert that's perfect for summer:)

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