Pineapple Poke Cake!

This "Pineapple Poke Cake" is one of the best cakes I have eaten lately and you know I have to eat a lot of cake with what I do!  It's  a rough job, but somebody has to do!    This is a really easy cake to make and the results are so moist and yummy.  This tastes a whole lot like a pineapple upside down cake!   Here is what you will need to make this:
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained and reserve juice
1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer size)
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla pudding
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 Tbs. vanilla flavoring, divided
2 Tbs. butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.  The type with flour works best.
Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. 
In a mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, pudding mix, oil and 3/4 cup of the pineapple juice for 2 minutes.
Add 1 Tbs. vanilla flavoring to the batter and mix.
Fold in the crushed pineapple and mix.  Pour into the prepared Bundt pan. 
Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until  a pick inserted comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven and with a skewer or large fork poke holes in the cake. 
Mix the remaining pineapple juice, 1 cup powdered sugar, melted butter and the remaining 1 Tablespoon vanilla flavoring.  Pour this mixture over the cake while it's still hot and remains in the pan.   If this starts to pool, poke a few more holes in the cake.  Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour while it soaks up all of the soaking liquid.  
 Invert onto a cake plate.  Mix the 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbs. milk until smooth and drizzle over the cake. 
Slice and serve!  This cake won't last long!


  1. I made this cake last week for company that was coming and everyone loved it. I omitted the glaze. It was so moist and so good it didn't need anything else added to it. If you like pineapple, this is the cake for you.


  3. I made this cake this weekend, it is very good, but as far as draining the pineapple juice, I only got about 3/4 cup of liquid when I drained the pineapple?

  4. OMG... This was soooooooooooooo GOOD.

  5. Try adding rum flavoring instead of vanilla comes out great

  6. To Anonymous:
    If you only got 3/4 cup of juice from the canned crushed pineapple, then you'd only need 2 TBSP of juice for the glaze, I'd take it out and add water to bring it back to 3/4 cup of liquid for the cake.