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Pineapple Cake

"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Beat in oranges until blended. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Combine pineapple and dry pudding mix; fold in whipped topping. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator.

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  • GEM*2
    Feb 12, 2020

    it better if you use 4 eggs in the cake

  • Queenlalisa
    Dec 7, 2017

    This has been a family favorite for years. So moist and delicious. If you are looking for a great easy cake, this is the one.

  • KInlow
    Aug 20, 2017

    I love this cake.......I have been making it for years, I know I got the recipe from one of my TOH cookbooks, (I have MANY).......it is wonderful on a hot summer day! The citrus taste is so cooling. FYI, I always make it in a 13X9 pan.

  • lorenzabell
    Jul 31, 2017

    No comment left

  • rtmatapizarro
    Dec 11, 2015

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

  • blessed4730
    Oct 19, 2014

    Do you make pudding then add or just add dry pudding

  • dbeauche
    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
    Jun 3, 2014

    I made this and I cant get the pudding rightAre 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
    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
    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!