I was experimenting to make a cake that tasted similar to Malibu rum without having to use the rum (to save cost) – it came out so moist and even more delicious than my rum cake!

Tropical Dreams


  • 1 pkg White cake mix
  • 2 c Pineapple sherbet, melted
  • 1 small pkg banana instant pudding (I used sugar-free)
  • 2 (6 oz) containers Yoplait coconut cream yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 t Lorann Pina Colada flavoring (still great results without this flavoring)
  • 1/2 t coconut extract
  • 1/2 t banana extract


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Simply put everything together in one big bowl and beat on low ’til moist, then increase speed to high and beat an additional 2 mins.
  3. Pour into desired cake or cupcake pans and bake 30-35 mins.


prettyplate Says... 2009-11-11 03:53:00

What flavor icing do you use on the Tropical Dreams cake?

shesacraftie1 Says... 2009-11-15 23:30:18

Delicious! Big hit. I will definitely use this recipe again.

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