Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Slice of Paradise Cake

The recipe for this cake came scrolling across my wall on Facebook the other day.  I was intrigued.  It just sounded like it had had all the stuff I love to nibble on in it and I wanted to give it a try.

But after my evening walk, it was about 8:30 at night and I just couldn't make myself go into the kitchen to start something up.  So my sister, Stacy, rolled up her sleeves and made the cake.  We finished putting the toppings on at about 11 p.m.  And of course, since we went through the trouble of making it, we had to stay up till it was ready to eat.  So we had a little coffee and cake late night party.  It was fabulous ;)

This cake was originally called Better than Sex cake.  Well....where's the chocolate? lol  To me it felt tropical and yummy, what with bananas, coconut, and pineapples.  So as all cooks do when they adapt it to be their own, I changed the name.  Slice of Paradise does sound perfect to my ears.  It melts in the mouth and is oh so good.

Slice of Paradise Cake

Adapted from a recipe found at Recipegoldmine


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Bake cake mix according to package directions for one 13 x 9-inch cake.
  • Combine the crushed pineapple (undrained) with the granulated sugar and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Set aside to cool.
  • Mix pudding according to package directions.
  • When cake is cool, spread the cooled pineapple mixture over the top, followed by the vanilla pudding, sliced bananas and whipped topping. Sprinkle the flaked coconut and chopped nuts over the top of the cake. 
  • Let cake chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.  You'll see a little extra liquid in the bottom of the pan, but that's okay!  It makes the cake super moist.

I just love this cake and will be making it again soon!

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