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Published October 02, 2009, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Pineapple Better Than Sex Cake

If you’ve heard of Better Than Sex Cake recipes but never have tried one, here is one that’s maybe not the most popular but probably comes in a close second.

If you’ve heard of Better Than Sex Cake recipes but never have tried one, here is one that’s maybe not the most popular but probably comes in a close second.

Pineapple Better Than Sex Cake

1 (standard) package yellow cake mix, prepared according to package directions

1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple

1 cup sugar

1 6-serving package vanilla pudding, prepared according to package directions

2 cups heavy cream, whipped and sweetened to taste

1 cup, or to taste, flaked coconut, toasted

Bake cake in a 9-by-13-inch pan as directed on package. Bring undrained pineapple and sugar to boil in a saucepan; set aside to cool. When cake has cooled, poke holes in it with a fork and pour pineapple mixture over it. Spread prepared pudding over top of pineapple layer. Refrigerate. Shortly before serving, cover cake with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut.

Yield: Serves 24.

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 237 calories, 11 grams fat (5.9 grams saturated), 27.5 milligrams cholesterol, 1.6 grams protein, 34 grams carbohydrates, 0.8 grams fiber, 211.3 milligrams sodium.

Grab more food tidbits at the Chef Jeff blog at GrandForksHerald.com.

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