Skinny Pineapple Cake

Indulge (guilt free) in this scrumptious Skinny Pineapple Cake. With only 3 ingredients, it’s as easy as it is delicious!

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Indulge (guilt free) in this scrumptious Skinny Pineapple Cake. With only 3 ingredients, it's as easy as it is delicious!

May is such a crazy time of year, especially this year. I spent the first two weeks of this month traveling (I can’t wait to share all about that soon!). Add in tryouts for my two youngest girls for sports for next year, prom, graduation (OMG how is she old enough), and my son is coming home from his first deployment!

To top it all off, we threw a little bit of crazy into our home life as we are having all the floors in the house re-done. Which means my house is TORN UP and a wreck right now, and no cooking in the kitchen for at least a week.

Good thing I made this Skinny Pineapple Cake before my kitchen was unusable. Yes, you read that right…SKINNY CAKE.

It’s like dreams really do come true!

Easy and delicious, this 3 ingredient Skinny Pineapple Cake recipe is the perfect, guilt free, treat!

Not only is this a skinnier version of cake, but it’s also refreshing too. This Skinny Pineapple Cake gets chilled before serving and covered in Cool Whip (yes you can make your own whipped cream if you prefer). I added some festive sprinkles for Memorial Day or Fourth of July, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand, or skip them entirely!

Don’t freak out when you read the recipe. Don’t overthink it. Yes….you mix one box of yellow cake mix with one 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple (with the juice, don’t drain it). That’s it. Mix it really well until there is no dry cake mix to be found. Then pour the batter into a greased 13×9 baking dish. Bake and cool…then refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled. This is perfect to make the night before an event or party. Cover in Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) and enjoy! It’s a dense cake with a sweet pineapple flavor. I hope you love it!

This cake recipe is based off my favorite Skinny Pineapple Cupcakes. So before you ask, YES, you can make cupcakes with this recipe! ENJOY 🙂 If you’re looking for more healthier dessert ideas, may I suggest this Healthy Blueberry Cake from Kathryn at Food on my Table? I haven’t made it yet, but it’s on my list of treats to try! Citrus flavored desserts rank number one in my house, yet during the summer (when I crave citrus) my swimsuit isn’t so happy. Thankfully Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes made this Healthier Lemon Loaf Cake recipe. I can now bake my cake and eat it too! Also, if it’s chocolate you crave, give this Healthier Chocolate Chip Cake from Dorothy at Crazy for Crust a try. Sounds delightful to me!

3 ingredient Skinny Pineapple Cake recipe!

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Skinny Pineapple Cake

Yield: 13x9

Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus 3 hour chill time

Cook Time: 25-28 minutes

Indulge (guilt free) in this scrumptious Skinny Pineapple Cake. With only 3 ingredients, it's as easy as it is delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (for 13x9 cake)
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple (DO NOT DRAIN)
  • 12 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with crushed pineapple (and the juice from the can). Mix until well blended, and no dry mix to be found.
  2. Pour batter into a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-28 minutes.
  4. Cool and refrigerate for 3 hours. Top with thawed Cool Whip (or make your own whipped cream). Serve cold and enjoy!

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This 3 ingredient SKINNY PINEAPPLE CAKE is the perfect treat for spring and summer! Moist and dense and GUILT FREE.

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4 comments on “Skinny Pineapple Cake”

  1. Toni Bricker

    What our grandkids he calories and fat, carbs etc in this skinny pineapple cake?

  2. Genie

    Since when is a saturated fat, ‘box mix’ an ingredient…? Or , when did cool whip become ‘low-fat’..? At 25 calories per oz. Skinny cake ? Only in america ! Gross.

  3. sandi

    made this a few years ago for girls week-end at the beach–not even crumbs leftover–we loved it ! So easy–I did cream cheese frosting, so not skinny, but soo good.

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