No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Cake Recipe

This No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Cake is a tropical delight that combines layers of creamy goodness with the sweet flavors of pineapple and coconut. Perfect for summer parties or anytime you crave a taste of the islands, this dessert is easy to make and requires no baking, making it a refreshing and convenient treat.


  • For the Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • For the Pineapple Layer:
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • For the Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Maraschino cherries (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  3. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish to form the crust.
  4. Place the crust in the refrigerator to set while preparing the next layers.
  5. Make the Pineapple Layer:
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and cold milk until smooth.
  7. Stir in the drained crushed pineapple until well combined.
  8. Spread the pineapple mixture evenly over the chilled crust.
  9. Prepare the Cream Cheese Layer:
  10. In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth.
  11. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until creamy and well blended.
  12. Gently spread the cream cheese mixture over the pineapple layer, using a spatula to smooth it out evenly.
  13. Add the Topping:
  14. Spread the whipped topping over the cream cheese layer, ensuring it is evenly covered.
  15. Sprinkle the shredded coconut evenly over the top of the whipped topping.
  16. Optional: Garnish with maraschino cherries for an extra touch of tropical flair.
  17. Chill the Cake:
  18. Cover the dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  19. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the layers to set and the flavors to meld together.
  20. Serve:
  21. Once chilled, cut into squares and serve.
  22. Enjoy your refreshing No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Cake!

This no-bake cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering, bringing a taste of Hawaii to your table without the need to turn on the oven.

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