1 box yellow cake mix, without pudding, plus ingredients to prepare
1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese, softened
2 cups milk
1 package (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups sugar
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 carton (medium size) Cool Whip
maraschino cherries, chopped
1 cup pecans, for garnish
1 cup coconut, for garnish
Mix cake according to directions, substituting required amount of milk instead of water. Bake in 9x13" pan.
Punch holes in cake. Heat sugar and pineapple till boiling. Pour over hot cake. Let cool completely.
Mix cream cheese with mixer until smooth. Add 2 cups milk and instant pudding. Spread over cake. Refrigerate till set.
Slice bananas over cake. Cover with whipped topping. Garnish with cherries, pecans and coconut.