This EASY Pineapple Cake Fluff Salad recipe is like pineapple upside down cake turned into a fluff salad recipe!
If you love a traditional pineapple fluff, this recipe is one you should try.
It is no surprise that this blog likes to post fluff recipes! They’re easy to make and easy to eat and they feed a lot of people!
This traditional pineapple fluff is made with vanilla pudding mix! You don’t need milk though; using the juice from the canned pineapple makes the pudding.
Fluff Salad can be made in so many different ways: with cream cheese, with pudding, with fruit or cookies. I always wonder when salads like this became popular and I’m convinced they evolved in the 50s and 60s.
A traditional Ambrosia salad is where, I think, fluff salads started. Ambrosia typically has orange, pineapple, and cherries in a creamy mixture (usually made with sour cream and Cool Whip).
Watergate salad most likely brought fluff salad recipes into the mainstream, showing people that ambrosia could become something else entirely just by switching up the ingredients.
Once I realized that fluff could be anything, I turned one of my favorite desserts (Banana Pudding) into a fluff salad and realized that other desserts should be turned into this iconic recipe too.
I also like calling this a “salad” because it makes me feel better eating it. Don’t worry, I know it’s not healthy, but it’s fruit salad, right?
Fruit salad…with marshmallows and pudding and whipped topping. Oh, and this version has cookies!
Dorothy is the blogger behind EasyGoodIdeas.com and CrazyforCrust.com. She loves creating recipes that are sometimes savory, often sweet, and always served with a slice of her life.