Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake is an easy recipe for a fluffy, tropical cake that has just the right amount of rum to give it flavor and sweetness. The coconut cream in this cake provides an incredibly moist texture with a hint of tartness from lime juice. And thanks to banana extract, every bite has its own distinctive taste.

Pina Colada Cake is a cake that has been made with pineapple, coconut, and rum. The cake is topped with whipped cream and cherries.

With this five-layer pineapple and coconut Pina Colada Cake, we’re bringing pina coladas to the next level. It shouts summer to me!

Cake is one of the few things I like more than anything else.

I wasn’t always like this. I didn’t like cake as a youngster (but I did like the icing). But that’s another tale.) But things changed in high school, and I began to like it. 


The most apparent answer is that my tastes have just shifted. But I’d like to believe that some cake fairy cast a spell on me, and now I see the beauty of cake.

And this one is really fantastic! Pina Colada Cake, to be precise. What’s not to enjoy about the sound of that? For a really fragrant basis, the cake is baked with crushed pineapple and coconut flakes. Cream cheese (my fave!) is blended with additional coconut in the frosting, and the whole cake is covered with even more coconut, this time properly toasted and crispy.

You might serve this at a graduation celebration, a wedding shower, a summer birthday party, and so on. I also like the sides that aren’t frosted. It’s for a better view of the layers.


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  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 18 minutes
  • Time allotted: 48 minutes
  • 1 big cake (1x) yield
  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 18 minutes
  • Time allotted: 48 minutes
  • 1 big cake (1x) yield



  • Sarah Fennel is the author of this piece.
  • Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
  • Time to prepare: 18 minutes
  • Time allotted: 48 minutes
  • 1 big cake (1x) yield


To make the cake

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs. sugar
  • 4 big room-temperature eggs
  • 2 cups drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • a quarter teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • vanilla extract (four teaspoons)
  • flour (four cups)
  • 1 gallon buttermilk

To make the icing

  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • a quarter cup of whole milk
  • 4 c. sugar (powdered)
  • vanilla extract (four teaspoons)
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut, to be used as a garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line five 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper. Remove from the equation.
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, crushed pineapple, and coconut in a large mixing basin. Combine the baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix in the flour and buttermilk alternately until barely mixed.
  3. 1/5 of the batter should be poured into each cake pan. Bake for 18 minutes, or until the sides of the cake are slightly brown and a knife inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Allow for thorough cooling before icing.
  4. Make the icing while the cakes are cooling. 3 minutes to cream the butter, cream cheese, and whole milk until light and frothy. Mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and shredded coconut until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Assemble the cake by placing one layer on top of the other and icing with 1/5 of the frosting. Finish with the remaining layers and toasted coconut on top!


*What if you don’t have 5 cake pans? Divide the batter into 5 dishes and pour one bowl’s contents into one cake pan. Make this using as many cake pans as you have. Wipe the cake pan clean after baking, re-line with parchment paper, and bake the remaining 1/5 of the cake!


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is pina colada cake made of?

A: The ingredients for a pina colada cake vary depending on where you are in the world, but typically include rum and pineapple juice.

What flavor is pina colada?

A: Pina colada is a delicious tropical fruit drink made of pineapple and coconut milk.

What does colada mean in pina colada?

A: Colada is a Caribbean or Puerto Rican cocktail that contains rum, coconut milk and lime juice.

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