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Pineapple Orange Cake Recipe

Pineapple Orange Cake Recipe

This is one of my favorite cakes… it’s moist and light yet so satisfying. I’ve been adapting it for years and now it’s almost guilt-free. —Pam Sjolund, Columbia, South Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, oranges, egg whites and applesauce on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a bowl, combine the pineapple and pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping just until blended. Spread over cake. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 231 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Pineapple Orange Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"I made this cake for a Memorial Day party. I made the "full-fat" version and added more orange juice to the batter to bump up the orange flavor. I also made it with a golden butter cake mix as that was all I had in the pantry. For decoration I put tons of red, white, and blue sprinkles on top. It looked really festive and the kids went crazy for it. The hostess put out all the desserts and (no lie) everyone pointed to my cake for a piece. The taste was buttery and flavorful with all the fruit in it. The pudding made the whipped topping silky and delicious. This recipe is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"My mother in law introduce the original version of this cake to me in 1974. And I have loved it every since I tasted it. I am only going to rate the original because I haven't tried the non reduce version yet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"I made this cake for the first time this week and its so delicious and refreshing. The topping is almost like a creamy fruit salad. I, too, made a non-reduced version. I'd rather have a small piece of the real deal than a bigger piece of artificial sweeteners, fat free whatever, etc. So, the changes I made upon reading the reviews were: to the cake, I added a tsp. of orange extract, used three whole eggs (as called for on the cake mix box) instead of egg whites and used canola oil instead of applesauce.

To the topping, I used regular instant pudding and regular frozen whipped topping."

MY REVIEW
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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"My family loved this dessert! I have now made it several times by special request. My only advice, to be sure to FOLD the whipped topping. The first time I didn't pay close attention and used a mix master. Came out runny but still tasted great. Thanks for sharing this new favorite for our family!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"This is one of my families favorite cakes! Moist, delicious, and refreshing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"My husband loves it, me too"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Need more orange (use larger can) .... Idea add banana on cake before the topping"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"For the reviewers interested in using Orange Cake mix--I purchased some on Mar. 26 for this recipe (but I have not made it yet). It was Orange Supreme by DH's."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I have this recipe in a 1982 church cookbook I purchased in Kentucky. The recipe calls this cake Pig-Licking Cake, another recipe in same book calls it Pig Pickin Cake but it adds orange juice in the mix. Whatever you call it, it is a very good cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I made this cake for our church bingo and it was gone in a flash. We were surprised that people offered to pay two dollars for a second slice because it was so good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"I have made this cake many times it is a favorite in our family. But I changed it to use banana pudding mix(sugar-free) and use a small can of crushed pineapple which is sufficient. Also use 1/2 cup canola oil instead of applesauce. My great grandson's special cake, it tastes like a banana flip."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Have been making this non-reduced cake for almost 40 years. I do. however, add orange and pineapple extracts to intensify the flavor. Especially good on a hot summer day right out of the fridge."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Easy to make and very easy to eat! ??"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"This is now my favorite cake! It turned out flavorful and moist, and, best of all the calorie-count is reasonable for a dessert. I added 2 teaspoons of Orange Extract to bump-up the orange flavor. Bettyann in San Antonio, Texas"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"I, like other people, prefer not to use sugar-free ingredients. So I use regular pudding mix and regular cool whip. :) Tastes great! :)

Also: WRONG Cklee. I'm not sure why you felt the need to correct people? A simple google search would have told you it is PIG PICKIN' - NOT pig lickin'. I have no idea why you'd try to correct people without first making sure YOU were correct. (You're not.)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"I also made this as a poke cake with orange sugar-free gelatin. It is incredibly moist and adds more orange flavor. Sometimes I sprinkle it with toasted coconut. Love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"very moist super easy to make definate make again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"I made this cake and it was good. Moist and lemon-y! But I used lemon pudding, instead of v as nilla. I gave 8 people a piece and they all wanted the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"This has been a family favorite for years. Have no idea why people have had tasteless, dry results. Never had that happen. Have been asked for recipes whenever I have served it at parties or brought to gatherings. Always make sure I have copies available. Wonderful summertime dessert! We are a family of diabetics so this treat is special"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"I can't wait to try this although I won't use sugar free because my daughter in law doesn't like the children to eat anything with artificial sweetener . Oh by the way it's Pig Lickin not Pig Pickin"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2015

"I was very disappointed with this recipe. I agree with Tilda 04, it was dry and had no flavor. I was expecting an orangey tasting cake and could taste no orange. I made this for my grandson, age 13, and he did not care for it at all. He loves everything I make for him and is so easy to please, but this did not please. Had to throw it away."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"I don't know what all the ravening is about. This cake was not good at all. Made it yesterday, I didn't think it was moist. In fact it was a little dry and didn't have a taste. I will not make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Wonderful cake!! The Grandkids love helping make this cake. We enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Nice, light, refreshing cake. My husband does not have a sweet tooth, so he appreciated this cake the most. He can't stand super sweet buttercream type frostings. The mixture of pudding, pineapple and whipped topping was perfect. The cake was much more spongey than most cakes which made it come out of the pan without any problems at all. I think I over-mixed it because there were very few discernible bits of mandarin orange in it. Next time I'll mix it less for sure. Thanks for this lovely alternative to the heavier, sweeter, quick desserts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"I don't get what all the fuss is about. I made this for my family of 4 plus my mother-in-law who was visiting. None of us thought it was anything special. It was okay, but I can't see that I'll be making it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"On my gosh, is this wonderful!!! Refreshing and so tasty! My Group loved this, ate it up within 5 minutes. This is a definite keeper.....in answer to Marykauhi, I just used the small package of Jello Instant Pudding.......I think that 1 oz pkg is a typo. Try this!!!!!! I'm not a fruit type dessert fan, but wow, is this yummy!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014 Edited Nov. 6, 2014

"I originally got all mixed up and put the pineapple in the cake and the mandarin orange in the topping which I made with 8 oz cream cheese instead of the whip topping! Yesterday I made this again and was careful to follow directions exactly. I very much preferred my mixed up version and will be making it that way from now on."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"This has been a hit with everyone who has tried it from family, friends and coworkers. Many have asked me for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 10, 2014 Edited May. 17, 2014

"Light and delicious and a hit with everyone who's tasted it. I prefer to make the topping with regular instant pudding instead of sugar-free, so there's no hint of an aspartame aftertaste..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"I made this the other day and it was fantastic! A keeper for sure!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"very delicious, cool n refreshing for the summer. I did add a tablespoon of grated orange rind to the cake bake batter though"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I made this exactly according to the recipe and took it to a funeral dinner. It was loved by all! Had several requests for the recipe. Light and moist, definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"Good one"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"I made exactly as directed! Easy and a good recipe. My family of 4 enjoyed and my husband just took the leftovers to his card night so hopefully the guys will like it also. :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"This is one of my husband's new favorites! I made it the "less-healthy" way and followed the yellow cake directions with added mandarin oranges. I also added coconut to the coolwhip/crushed pineapple frosting. Out of this world good!!!! Next time I plan to use the mandarin orange juice in place of the water in the cake mix and also add chopped mandarin oranges to the frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"my whole family loves this cake, I make it for every occassion, diebeties run in my family, this is good but I use a sugar free white cake mix, best I have ever tasted. It is a family favorite for all time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I took this to work and it was a bit hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Love this cake!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This is one of my favorite cakes! It is flavorful, moist, and guilt-free! But I've also made it using all the normal type ingredients (regular instant vanilla pudding, regular cool whip, etc) with phenominal results! So good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"Very light and tasty. Will make again soon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Made this cake for a church social and everyone loved it. Did use the suggestions in the book and used the cheesecake pudding mix and th orange flavoring in the icing. I also, used a Duncan Hines orange cake mix and added fat free cream cheese to the icing. Turned out great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Easy to make and a very good desert!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Simple and good. (However, I didn't do the lo-cal, lo-fat, no-yolk method. w/o guilt.) Next time I will use mandarin oranges instead of pineapple in the topping as well as in the cake. The pineapple overpowers the orange flavor, which I love, to almost non-existent."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"I made this cake for the July 4th festivities at my aunt's house and everyone loved it! I even made the american flag with blueberries and strawberries on top. It's so easy to make and its so light, so you won't feel bad about indulging a little!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"Made this cake as part of my Mother's Day menu and it was a hit!! It was so moist and light......everyone loved it!! I will be making this one again!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"I made this for Easter and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved how moist and flavorful it was. I will definitely make this again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"This was fantastic! A HUGE hit with all 5 of my boys and my husband - not an easy task! Will definitely make this again and again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"This is delicious! Next time I might add some coconut to the topping."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"I've made this one so many times. It is such a great light summer dessert. I always get requests for the recipe. The fact that it is almost guilt free is a bonus because it tastes so good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I made this recipe as part of our Mother's Day menu and it was a total hit! My father is diabetic, so after reading another review I purchased the reduced sugar yellow cake mix by Pillsbury. I also used a can of light mandarin oranges, used the egg whites from a carton in the egg section rather than cracking eggs and used sugar free Cool Whip. It was delicious and my dad's sugar didn't shoot through the roof - perfect! The cake tastes MUCH better after being in the fridge for at least 12 hours, and got even better after that. Wonderful light dessert!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"me and my mom made it but it did not tast done so we put it in up to an 1hr but it steel was not done):"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"how long do u leave it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"One of the best if not the best ever. I have made it several times and always a hit. Shared the recipe with lots of friends"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"You can make this cake up to two days ahead, and it actually tastes better than when made and eaten on the same day. It tastes very rich but isn't. Nice cake for springtime."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"This cake is fabulous!! And so easy to make. It's a new family favorite!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"This should be 5 stars, but the website won't let me give it 5 stars!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"One of the best desserts on the planet!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"We like plenty of topping, so I used about 12 oz of the whipped topping and about 1 1/2 pks of the pudding mix, added a half cup of coconut, spread it over the cake, popped it in the fridge overnight and it was a wonderful, light, cool dessert, perfect for the hot Texas heat! I will definitely make it again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2009

"So good and easy to make. It is delicious and takes the guilt away from eating something sweet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2009

"Fantastic recipe!! I further reduced the sugar by using the new Pillsbury reduced sugar cake mix.

Marilyn"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 8, 2009

"This Pineapple Orange cake is the best low calorie, low sugar, dessert I have ever made! It is easy to fix and I get rave reviews when I serve to friends. I LOVE this recipe.

Jean"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"I have made this for guests and they loved it. It is cool and sweet but most of the ingredients are sugar free. My family loves jello cake and thought this was a wonderful addition to our recipe box!! Thank you, Cindy"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"Sounds so refreshing -- can't wait to try it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009 Edited Apr. 20, 2009

"This cake was good, not too sweet, just sweet enough! Would make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"I used the Jello brand Cheesecake pudding instead of Vanilla-DELICIOUS! I may add a little orange extract next time. And one small note, my texture tongued daughter did not like the crushed pineapple "things" in her frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"This cake is great. It is so pretty.And so easy...I put crushed pecans around top, next time I may try a small mount of oranges or cherries on top.I took it to church dinner.Everyone wanted to know what was in it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I tried this one for Easter dinner. My family really enjoyed it, even my sister (who is a PIE PERSON) said this is delicious. Thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"Light and delicious; simple to make. The 20 oz is a lot of pineapple, but is great if you're a pineapple fan. I think I'll try putting a little coconut in the frosting next time - even though it adds to the sugar and fat content - just seems like it would be good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I baked this cake for Easter & my sis usually does all the baking but I took a shot at baking and the entire family LOVED IT! Everyone was surprised that it was low fat!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I made this cake and took it to the women's Joy Fellowship meeting at church Tuesday evening. It was easy to make, looked fabulous and tasted scrumptious! I had a lot of good comments about it and several requests for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"This was a big hit at Easter....nice and light and very flavorful....everyone wanted the recipe! And it is so easy to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"Loved this cake. Husband thought it was 'FANTASTIC!" as did guests. Made it for Easter as a 'light' dessert after meal, one of my guests said this is a "Pig Pickin Cake", the dessert served in the South at this event. Looking forward to making this again. JAMcI Wilmington, NC"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"Loved this cake. Husband thought it was 'FANTASTIC!" as did guests. Made it for Easter as a 'light' dessert after meal, one of my guests said this is a "Pig Pickin Cake", the dessert served in the South at this event. Looking forward to making this again. JAMcI Wilmington, NC"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"This cake is very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"My family went wild for this. I think they liked it better than the Easter ham dinner!! This was fast and easy and very light. This would be perfect in the summer! Very refreshing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2009

"Anyone have an idea whether of not this could be used to make cupcakes???

Grandma "Sam""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"I made this recipe for a large family gathering. Every woman there asked for the recipe - even those who usually bypass lite desserts. I will definitely make it again....and again....and again...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"Very good Easter desert...I added 2 tbspoons of shredded orange rind to the cake mix.It gives it a tang. Franbash Waterville, Quebec, Canada"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"I've made 3 of them in the past 2 weeks. Wonderful, refreshing taste. One was for my dinner I do each year to raise money for the ACS Relay for Life. It was all gone in no time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"Delicious and oh so easy to make. I added coconut to enhance the tropical flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"Yes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"Delicious! My husband says it's one of the best desserts he has ever tasted. I will definitely be making this cake again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"I made this cake for Easter. It was a big hit. So easy to make that I will keep this receipe as one I will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"I made this cake for Easter this year and it was a hit of the celebration. It was super easy to make and very delicious. I am doing Weight Watchers and for a cake, it is very low in points. This will definitly go in my permanent rotation of baked goods to make.

Paige C- Wisconsin"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"a big hit, cake was very moist. used reduced sugar cake mix and egg beaters egg whites. will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"Was very easy to prepare but kind of lacked flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"everyone loved the topping but thought the cake was dry. even though it's low in calories don't think I'll make it again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"This cake is VERY good, gets moister as it sits in the frig."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"I made this cake for guests and we all loved it. I thought it was easy and good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"I made this cake for guests and every one loved it.I thought it was easy and good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"I made the cake to take to a church dinner. I brought home remainder and my daughter said it is the best cake she has ever eaten! Will make it again. So easy, inexpensive and tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2009

"I made the cake to take to a church dinner. I brought home remainder and my daughter said it is the best cake she has ever eaten! Will make it again. So easy, inexpensive and tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"My family really loved this cake. However, I did change it alittle. Instead of yellow cake, I used lemon cake mix, used 3 whole eggs rather than 4 egg whites,& sugar free cool whip.(hubby is diabetic).EASY recipe. joannf-hawaii"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"I made the cake to take to a church class meeting. The ladies there called it a pig picking cake. Most of it was eaten, leaving me very little to bring home for my husband. There were only five ladies there not counting myself. They loved it. Thank you for the recipe. Janette Forbes"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"MMMMMMM - this was delicious. I took it to work and everyone wanted the recipe for it. Very moist. A good summer dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"I made this with lite cool whip, sugar free,fat free pudding, and reduced sugar cake mix. It turned out great, and lower sugar and fat content."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"I made this cake and it was delicious! My kids and husband also loved it!

Donna"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"i thought this cake was very very good i used egg beaters instead of the eggs"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This cake is delicious...good for diets and also diabetics."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this cake it is a moist cake and the topping is light and has lots of flavor. will make again.

bubbie63"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this over the weekend. Nice light dessert. I'll definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Lu"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This cake was really good and moist,easy to make.. My husband loved it and he is hard to please so I will be making it again.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this cake and it was wonderful!!!! and so easy! Everyone in the family had a piece of it and were delighted at the lightness of it. Thank you so much. Helen Grayson"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Wow, we really liked this dessert. I used Duncan Hines orange cake instead of yellow. The taste of the cake and topping were great. Wonderful appearance. Easy to make. Will keep in my favorites."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this cake last sunday when I had friends over fo a wrestling show and they loved it some asked for seconds it was very good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"My family and me thought this to be a excellent and yummy cake. Would not change a thing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"My cake totally flopped. I made sure all the ingredients were correct. The cake was only about 1/2" high. The worst part was I took it to a potluck. The only thing I can think of was I sprayed the dish with Pam like the receipe said & maybe it got on the sides. Never used spray before to grease a cake dish. Any thoughts on what happened would be appreciated."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Tasty! My family really liked the texture of the cake, and will definitely make it again. I was surprised that it didn't have much of an orange flavor, but loved the topping."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Have made this by the original recipe and think this updated lower fat version is much better. The topping could served in small dishes sprinkled with nuts or some other topping for a great light dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This cake is very good, quick and easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Made this cake for my birthday to take to work. Everyone thought it was great! It is a great light cake..dont feel so bad when you eat this one. Great recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"My family loved it. It was refreshing at the end of the meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Tastes great and very easy to make using ingredients I had on hand. Very moist after refrigerating."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is great !! I made it for our coffee group at church and the Friars want one for Easter.So, I'm making two . Thanks. Betty Dyer"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"The Pineapple Orange cake got rave revues from dinner company. Not too sweet and great frosting. Will keep this recipe in my "favorites" book.

Arizona Snow Bird"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This was very good. Light and not too rich. Will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this for my work (the guys are self-conscious and want to keep their girlish figures) and everyone raved about it. My hubbie, who isn't a big sweet eater, said he could eat more than 2 pieces!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is just delicious, my Husband has not stopped raving about it. He does not like overly sweet deserts and this is just right level of sweetness. I will be passing this recipe on to my friends."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this cake for friends and all wanted copies of the recipe. I found it easy to make and delicious. Very moist. Definitely one I'll make again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This recipe was really delicious. My family loved it!! I wouldn't change a thing about it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is a very simple recipe, and so refreshing! Will definitely make again, especially this summer! I shared the cake with my co-workers, got very positive comments.

Sandra sanborn"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This was so simple to make, very moist and tasty, and much more volume than a regular cake. Good pot luck dessert."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is yummy. Very easy to make. Refreshing change from chocolate cake. Will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is a delicious recipe;and I have made it many times;very light; one of my husbands favorite."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I don't know what I did wrong, but it turned out very heavy more like a

pound cake, it was moist, taste was Ok, but not what I expected, I wanted it more like cake, like the picture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This is a refreshing dessert and it is light. I think personally the topping has too much pineapple, but I'm not a strong pineapple lover. I like the coconut idea, just adds more calories. Easy to make - looks good and tastes good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this for a small group of my friends and everyone really loved it. It is very light and delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this for a fun party... EVRYONE LOVED IT.. they wanted the recipe.. I am going to make for Easter and add a little coconut on top and some PEEPS!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Yes, thank you for all your recipes, the orange cake went it in a hurry, delicious , will make again

Jacqueline Spencer"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"This cake was delicious, but I still lightened it with Egg Beaters egg whites and Fat free Cool Whip.The cake itself was a tad on the heavy side, but still very tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"I made this cake to take to a dinner & I did not think the cake part was very moist ,, I liked the frosting,,, I bake & decorate cakes & this one just did not seem moist it was sort of dry I thought .."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I made this cake for a party I was having. I was very happy with how easy it was to prepare as I didn't have alot of extra time. My guests and family really liked it.When I told them how easy it was to make they all wanted the recipe! I will definetly make this cake again! jeds"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I have a local Hawaiian recipe very similar. The icing is a bit different, calls for 8 oz. cream cheese (use light or fat-free), 1 cup cold non-fat milk and 1 box vanilla instant pudding. (I haven't tried it with sugar-free pudding). It also called for a 20-oz can of crushed pineapple, drained. The pineapple juice was used as liquid in the cake mix. For icing, beat cream cheese and pudding together, slowly beat in milk to desired consistency. Fold in drained pineapple. Fold in 1 carton fat free Cool Whip. Spread on top of cake. Sprinkle with chopped macadamia nuts if desired. Refrigerate."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"AMAZINGLY moist cake! Family didn't care for the icing though--mostly a texture thing, but also thought it made it too sweet. Used plain whipped topping instead."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"i fixed the cake for the first time turned out great !!! i think you can drain the pineapple juice ,,and would be fine"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"The sugar free instant pudding is 1.5 oz. That should work just fine."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"The package they are referring to is the 4-serving instant sugar-free pudding. Without sugar it weighs almost nothing. I have also used lemon or butterscotch sugar-free instant pudding for something different. Two very ripe bananas are also good instead of the oranges. It's one of my favorites also."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"does anyone know how much pudding to use? recipe says 1 oz but you can't buy 1 oz pkgs."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"will a 102g vanilla instant pudding mix be the right amount to use in this recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"Pineapple Orange Cake,

Is the 1 oz. pudding mix correct size?
SB"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"BANANA WILL WORK IN PLACE OF APPLESAUCE"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"A though to try other than apples; pumpkin. I have used this in recipe to bring down the fat and add nutrients that are good for you. After reading this recipe I think it would be good with pumpkin."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2009

"I'm allergic to apples. Does anyone know of another ingredient I could use instead of applesauce. I have this difficulty with all recipes that are low in fat and use applesauce to provide the necessary moisture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"THAT SOUNDS GREAT AND NICE AND REFESHING AND WILL BE GOOD FOR MY HUSBAND. ALMOST LIKE MY OTHER ANGEL FOOD CAKE. GRACE"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Sounds yummy and can not wait to try."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I make this cake regularly without using the light stuff. I add a lg. can of mandarin oranges to the cake before baking. I also add a whole can of drained oranges to the top of the cake after it's topped with the cool whip/pineapple mix.

DELISH!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"GREAT comment mlowry!  This should answer the question about the pudding mix in this cake for those who want to try it.  I'm making this cake this weekend & I can't wait to taste it. "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"One variation of this is to mix one small box of orange jello according to the box directions. Let the jello cool and pour over baked cake that you poked holes in (you can use a fork to do this). Frosting the cake and chill in the frig overnight. It's tasty and pretty when you cut it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"yes you do !!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Re: Pineapple Orange Cake

I just made this cake for the first time. It was so easy! It tastes absolutely wonderful! Does not tast like a light cake at all, which makes it even better. Thanks for the recipe.
Nikki Chorniak"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Doesn't using a cake mix add partially hydrogenated oil to the ingredients; therefore, making it not heart healthy....."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"the pudding mix will act as a thickener for the undrained pineapple."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I am confused, is the recipe wrong then? The pineapple needs to be drained? JS"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"The recipe says 1 can (11 ounces) crushed pineapple, UNDRAINED."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Do you drain the pineapple or not? It seems that the pudding would need some liquid. JF"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I make this cake and the pineapple needs to be drained.

SMC"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"the pudding is dry and the pineapple with juice is added instead of mixing the pudding as directed on the box. i have used this topping recipe with the cool whip to make a dream pie. it is very good. but it depends on what flavor pudding you use."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"thank you for comment about adding the pudding mix dry, I agree and will make it for Easter"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I make a similar topping for a dessert, and the pudding IS NOT prepared first. The juice and pineapple provide the liquid, and when the whipped topping is added it makes a creamy topping with enough stability to spread. If you prepare the pudding according top package directions, it will be much too runny.

It doesn't include "prepare according to directions" because that is not what is to be done. It states "pudding mix" instead, so it should be added dry. Try it! It is a great easy top layer for the cake!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that the liquid in the topping ingredients of undrained crushed pineapple and the whipped topping is enough to achieve the desired results for the topping of this cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"andrrea, I believe the pudding mix is added dry to the topping. Normally instructions would state that you must prepare the pudding according to package directions if that is what is required."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"please post above comment about the pudding mix. Is it added without milk or made up first and then added to whipping. I am going to make it for Easter"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009 Edited Apr. 9, 2009

"This cake is fantastic and does get better each day . I have used egg beaters instead of whites & have used a yoplait orange or pineapple yogurt in place of applesauce. A great cake. Naples, Fl."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I've baked this cake a lot of times, but I am going to bake it for Easter using this lite version. It is good with coconut added in the topping also."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"this is my favorie cake as well. always turns out moist and delecious. and so easy. People think you really fussed, and you didn't!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This is a fantastic recipe. It just gets better and better until the pan is empty. The pineapple really penetrates the flavor of the cake. It is so much better the second day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Sounds delicious but do you add the pudding mix dry to the pineapple?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This is such an awesome recipe. I have made is so many times. No one can believe it is low fat, it tastes so good. On top of it all, it is easy, that is very important these days. Thanks for sharing it with us all"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"This is one of my favorite recipes. I prefer to use white cake, though."

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