Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Orange & Pineapple Cake

Cake Week, day 3 of 7: There is something about having fruit in your cake that makes it seem more healthy. This cake is definitely healthy. There is orange juice and oranges in the cake and pineapples and pineapple juice in the topping. It is so light and refreshing!

Orange and Pineapple Cake
Recipe Adapted from: &

1 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Powder  
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla 
1/4 cup Milk
4 Eggs
1- 14oz can Mandarin Oranges & ½ cup Juice Reserved

1- 3.2 oz pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding
1- 20 oz can Crushed Pineapple, Juiced Reserved
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
4 oz Cool Whip
Extra Mandarin Orange Slices for Garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13inch cake pan. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, twice. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, approx 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, reserved mandarin orange juice, and milk. Beat in flour until just combined.

3. Add drained oranges and beat until they have broken up into small pieces. Pour batter into your prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and toothpick entered in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

4. Once the cake is cool, in a medium sized bowl, blend the juice from the drained pineapple with the vanilla pudding. Add the powdered sugar and mix. Add in the whipped topping and mix. Add in the pineapple. Spread on the cooled cake and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


  1. I'm wondering do you make the pudding mix as directed or just put the pineapple juice with the powder mix from the pudding? I'm making this cake right now so I'm going to assume you just use the mix without actually making the pudding. Fingers crossed I'm right!! Looks great!

  2. DebC - Just mix the pudding powder with the pineapple juice.

  3. oh my gosh this looks so good! i am going to put it on my baking goals list and do a repost if you don't mind! wow, yum, i want some right now!

  4. just wanted to let you know that i just featured your cake on my blog :)


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