This simple and super moist Pina Colada cake tastes like spring and summer rolled into one. This is one your family will ask for over and over.
My Aunt Lola makes another appearance here on the blog with a version of her family favorite, Pina Colada Cake. If she was alive I could just hear her now, “Ayyy Denise!” She would laugh about my sharing her recipes but I think she would be proud too.
This cake looks nothing like the ones she used to make and I’m not even sure I have the correct recipe but I’ve taken what she shared with me at different times to recreate it. She had tips for making a moist cake and this is definitely that. Her Pina Colada Cakes were made in large sheet pants and presented that way. You knew what you were getting when she came out with that sheet pan and everybody wanted a slice (or two).
I remember one year she made a cake for the kids birthday. We were about an hour away celebrating but she made them a cake and sent it with my parents. And one thing my Aunt Lola always did was make a huge cake. We had to share it at the resort because it was so huge. Gosh I love her!
Anyway, this cake is drenched in Pina Colada mix and topped with cool whip and strawberries. It is perfect for spring, summer or if you need a pick me up in the winter.
Her cakes were much prettier than mine but this hopefully is close to her original. I know I always think of her when I make it and it’s still requested for the kids birthdays even as adults.
I’ve also been known to make it for friends birthdays too.
Tips to upgrade box cake mixes
Here are a few simple things to make a box cake mix taste so much better:
- Use milk in place of water
- Add one extra egg
- Add sour cream
- Add instant pudding mix
Pina Colada Cake
7 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
42 minTotal Time
- 15.25 package Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 c Jell-o vanilla pudding mix (dry mix)
- Piña Colada Mix
- Cool Whip
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray cake pans or use parchment rounds to keep cakes from sticking.
- In large mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients. Bake according to package instructions for your type of cake.
- Cool cakes in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Using a small wooden spoon, poke holes with the handle. Pour Piña Colada mix into the holes and place in refrigerator. When ready to serve, top with Cool Whip and Strawberries.