~ Pineapple Orange Cake ~
I do have a from scratch version posted, but wanted something easier - so called my mother and sure enough she had this recipe.
I hope the delicious picture inspires someone to get out those cake pans,( now that the weather is cooling in most places) and bake your family this delicious cake.
- 1 - 18 1/4 oz
- yellow cake mix
- 1/3 c
- 1 1/3 c
- 8 oz
- softened cream cheese
- 1 1/2 c
- confectioner's sugar
- 1 - 20 oz
- crushed pineapple and juices
- 2 - 8 oz
- cans - drained mandarin oranges
- 1 - 31/2 oz
- instant vanilla pudding
- 1 - 8 oz
- tub, thawed whipped topping
Remove cakes from pans and cool on rack. Once cool, split each layer in half horizontally, so to end up with 4.
In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy and gradually blend in the sugar. Stir in the pineapple and juice. Reserve 5 - 6 drained mandarin orange slices and stir in the rest.
Next, mix in the box of pudding and then the thawed cool whip.
Repeat with remaining layers, spreading remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.
Decorate the top with remaining mandarins.
Best served after refrigerating over night.