Pineapple Cake Recipe
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Pineapple Cake Recipe

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"I often prepare this moist golden cake at Easter, but it's wonderful just about any time of year," relates Linda Sakal of Biloxi, Mississippi. Pineapple frosting provides the fast finishing touch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Beat in oranges until blended. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Combine pineapple and dry pudding mix; fold in whipped topping. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Layer Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p48

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rtmatapizarro User ID: 8658022 239165
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"DO NOT MAKE PUDDING. add mix dry. This is such a good cake."

blessed4730 User ID: 8043118 27017
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Do you make pudding then add or just add dry pudding"

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 27016
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"This was delicious and so easy to make. Everyone loved how fruity and light it was. I will definitely be making it again. I think I'll try it with mango next time!"

missm144 User ID: 7832697 69686
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"I made this and I cant get the pudding right

Are you supposed to add milk or just the dry pudding powder with the pineapples and whip.
I made the pudding with the milk and pineapples first but its too watery. Help please"

cakelover55 User ID: 7790520 203603
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This recipe is a favorite of mine now. My daughter made it for a family gathering and I love it. She made it in a 9 X 13 pan and added sliced almonds to the top and maraschino cherries down the middle. Either way it is moist and tasty with a light yummy frosting!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 76459
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"My mother has been making this classic dessert for years. The first time I followed the recipe exactly as written. The second time I prepared it according the measurements of my mom's recipe. Smaller can of pineapple and it is not drained. Also, used only one tub of cool whip. Both are great but you will get more of the delightful frosting following ToH version. Highly recomend!"

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 203602
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"I made this for Easter and everyone said it was amazing! I made mine in a bundt pan. They were asking for the recipe."

SMOKEY6168 User ID: 6458515 41395
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I love this for pineapple delicious amazing wow"

LadySullen User ID: 3595759 41367
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"This cake is scrumptious!! It's very light with just the right moistness, and so easy to put together. The whipped topping is perfect--not too sweet. With Double Vanilla ice cream on the side, over-the-top yummy! It would be perfect for a bridal or baby shower or an elegant luncheon."

queenrenee User ID: 2642297 39162
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"Also taste wonderful with Devils food cake!!!! yummy!"

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