Tropical Dream Cake

Sandy Griffith


If you were stranded on a Tropical Island that had plenty of limes, pineapples, mandarin oranges and plenty of them just for the would think you were dreaming!

Since I love these fruits, I thought there has got to be an easy, simple, and sweet way to put them all together....dreaming of a mouth watering recipe to get the rich taste from each of these fruits....I came up with "Tropical Dream" and it has been a family favorite ever since I dreamed of a Tropical Island of my favorite fruits.....YUMMY!

*Google pic*


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 box
    duncan hines orange cake mix
  • 1 box
    small lime jello
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple, crushed
  • 1 can(s)
    small mandarin oranges
  • 1 large
    cool whip

How to Make Tropical Dream Cake


  1. 1) Follow directions on cake box and bake.

    2) While cake is baking, pour jello in mixing bowl and add 2/3 c. of boiling water, 1/2 c. cold water. Mix good till jello is dissolved and set aside till cake is done baking.

    3) Remove cake from oven. Poke holes in cake. Pour Jello over cake.

    4) Pour just a little juice from crushed pineapple over cake. Just a little. Then drain the rest of the juice. Reserve a little pineapple for later. Spread the rest of the pineapple on top of cake.

    5) Frost cake with cool whip.

    6) Drain oranges. Place around on top of cool whip.

    7) Using reserved pineapple sprinkle over top of cake.

    8) Garnish with coconut.

    9) Refrigerate till ready to serve.

    Imagine you are stranded on a Tropical Island enjoying the fruits of the Island! Yum! Yum!

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About Tropical Dream Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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