Strawberry Tropics Cake

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.


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) can 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 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13 x 9-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 over-beat); stir in 2 teaspoons orange peel. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan.
  4. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In medium bowl, stir together frosting, pineapple, 1/4 cup coconut and 2 teaspoons orange peel.
  6. Spread frosting mixture over top of cake.
  7. Garnish with additional coconut and strawberries.
  8. Store loosely covered.

Servings 12 | Prep Time 20 min | Total Time 2 hr

Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 140), Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g, Trans Fat 2g), Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 310mg Total Carbohydrate 52g (Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 36g), Protein 2g

% 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.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury