Mojito Cake

20 ounce can crushed pineapple, un-drained
Juice of 1 lime
1 (1 lb.) box angel food cake mix
8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup limeade from concentrate
4 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon rum extract
8 ounce tub Cool Whip Lite (a little over 3 cups)
1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Zest of lime
Mint leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 inch metal pan with cooking spray. If you use a Pyrex dish, reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. You can also use a 15x10 inch pan, which is what Larry uses.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the pineapple, lime juice and angel food cake mix. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake it using the following cook times – 18-24 minutes for a 15x10 inch pan or about 25 minutes for a 13x9 inch pan. Let cool completely in pan.

In mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and limeade concentrate. Check for sweetness. Add sugar if you feel you need it – I used 4 tablespoons. Beat in rum extract, then fold in Cool Whip Lite. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle with coconut and lime zest. Top each serving with mint leaves.

Have you made these? I love mojito’s;)


I have not made this yet - a friend just gave this recipe to me recently and she said it is wonderful. We don’t eat dessert very often, so I am planning on making this next time one is required. I like Mojitos too…so if it tastes like one it must be good!