Orange Pineapple Torte
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
I've been making this cake since I first saw it in the Collectors Edition published in 1999. I never use sugar free or low fat because I only make it once a year. Sometimes I use fresh whipped cream when time allows. Our family calls it "The Easter Cake". It is very rich but surprisingly light. Then I sprinkle coconut on top as well and decorate it with our freshly decorated Easter Eggs, jellybeans or peeps. Thanks Karen for sharing! Oops I forgot to mention I omit the mandarin oranges.
I used flake coconut on the top before the orange garnish
I have made this for years and it is a family favorite requested for birthdays. We just had it for grandma's birthday and it was a refreshing change from all the heavy and super sweet Christmas goodies we have been eating. A great recipe! The only changes I make are that I use the liquid in the oranges instead of water and put 1/2 the oranges in the batter instead of on top. Yummy!
I gave this 3 stars because the measurements are not enough. I used an 8 inch pan, and even that does not look thick enought to cut each cake horizontally. Although the ingredients are easy enough, I would recommend doubling the ingredients for a 9 inch pan.
I have been making this recipe for a few years now and it is he most requested! Even won me 1st place at a baking contest at work. Try it once and you'll fall in love with it.