Skinny Pineapple Cake

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

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!

How to Make Skinny Pineapple Cake

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 🙂

3 ingredient Skinny Pineapple Cake recipe!

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Yield: 24 servings

Skinny Pineapple Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 33 minutes

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


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


  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!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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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Posted on May 16, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. I follow the 80/20 rule which sometimes falls into the 70/30 rule…ha..ha…..I try to fix good healthy meals a lot but don’t stress out over some quick easy summer deserts that tastes good and everyone else enjoys too……………I thank you for publishing this and have a family reunion coming up in a couple weeks and will give it a try…………pretty sure there won’t be any crumbs left……and you know what I do with recipes I don’t want? I just delete them…………..:)…………..anyway, enjoy your blog and thanks for putting a lot of work into it that we can enjoy…………

  2. I made this last week….only I ended up using pineapple chunks because that’s all we had. I was delicious! Gonna try some other combinations now ????

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    1. I guess you haven’t heard of fat free Cool Whip. My mom always said, if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything…..so I’ll just say bless your little heart.

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