Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese

Escape to a tropical paradise with our Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese. This delightful dessert combines the exotic flavors of pineapple, coconut, and cream cheese to create a treat that’s perfect for weddings, celebrations, or simply satisfying your sweet cravings. Join us as we unveil the secrets to making this heavenly cake that will transport you to the Hawaiian shores.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (20 ounces) of crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Making the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, crushed pineapple (with its juice), and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the shredded coconut and chopped pecans, if you’re using them. This will add a delightful tropical crunch to your cake.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Preparing the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. While the cake is baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a separate bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and unsalted butter until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  3. Once the cake is done, let it cool completely in the baking dish.
  4. Once cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top of the cake.


  1. Cut the Hawaiian Wedding Cake into squares and serve. Garnish with additional shredded coconut and chopped pecans if desired.

Why This Recipe Works

This Hawaiian Wedding Cake brings the essence of the tropics to your dessert table. The combination of pineapple, coconut, and cream cheese creates a harmonious balance of sweet and tangy flavors, while the cream cheese frosting adds a luscious richness. The optional pecans contribute a delightful crunch to each bite.


Transport your taste buds to the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of Hawaii with our Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese. This dessert is a tropical paradise on a plate, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding or simply want to savor a slice of the islands, this cake will make your taste buds dance in delight. Don’t wait; make this exotic delight part of your next celebration or sweet craving. Aloha!

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