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On-The-Green Cake

 On-The-Green Cake
There's nothing rough about making this yummy cake. Guests at our golf dinner never suspected that it started with a convenient boxed mix. They were delighted with the golf green motif, the cake's fruity flavor and the fluffy icing. -Sue Ann O'Buck, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 to 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 wooden skewer (about 6 inches)
  • 1 Chuckles candy
  • 1 miniature white marshmallow


  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Drain oranges,
  • reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set juice aside. Stir oranges into
  • the batter. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at
  • 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Using a toothpick, poke holes into the cake about an inch apart.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set pineapple aside.
  • Combine the reserved orange and pineapple juices; pour over cake.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a bowl, combine whipped topping and pudding mix. Remove 1 cup to a
  • small bowl; add food coloring. Pipe onto cake in a kidney bean shape
  • to form a putting green. Fold pineapple into the remaining whipped
  • topping mixture; spread over unfrosted portion of cake.
  • Insert wooden skewer into putting green for the pin. Cut candy into a

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On-The-Green Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • triangle; attach to top of skewer for flag. Cut marshmallow in half
  • and roll into a ball; place on green. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: 12-15 servings.