Strawberry Tropics Cake

Warm up to a taste of the tropics! The flavors of this cool cake are reminiscent of strawberry daiquiris and piña coladas.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box strawberry cake mix
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, well drained and juice reserved
1/2
cup water
1/3
vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
container Whipped fluffy white frosting or rich & creamy vanilla frosting
1/4
cup flaked coconut
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
Additional flaked coconut and fresh strawberries, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, reserved pineapple juice, water, oil and eggs on low speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally (do not overbeat); stir in 2 teaspoons orange peel. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, stir together frosting, pineapple, 1/4 cup coconut and 2 teaspoons orange peel. Spread frosting mixture over top of cake. Garnish with additional coconut and strawberries. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    36g
    36%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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