Pineapple-Orange Sunshine Cake


Great cake, disgusting frosting! I think I must have taken the difections too literally, because I folded the pudding mix right into the cool whip, which made it all gritty; it was like having granulated sugar all through the frosting! I must say that I’m the only one in the house who thought that, though; my husband and daughter gobbled it up.



I frosted two cakes separately; one with this frosting and one with a cream cheese frosting that I added some pineapple and orange extract to, and I thought that was delicious! The cake itself was to die for, and I’m definitely making it again. I did vary it slightly by adding a little grated orange peel to the cake, which gave it a little more orange flavor. Yummy! I’d really like to try this as a bundt cake with an orange glaze drizzled over it!


Cake ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix with pudding
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, including juice
½ cup oil
4 large eggs

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Combine cake mix, oranges (including juice) and oil; mix on medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour batter in a prepared (greased and floured) 9” x 13” pan or you can use 2 9” round or square pans. Bake for approximately 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cool on a rack while preparing frosting.

Frosting ingredients:

1 package of Jell-O No Bake Cheesecake mix
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapples, including juice
1 cup of sour cream
1 (16 oz.) container Cool Whip


Empty cheesecake mix in a bowl; add crushed pineapples (including juice) and sour cream; mix until all ingredients are blended. Add Cool Whip and fold into the cheesecake mixture. Frost a completely cooled cake. This cake is best if made the day before you plan to serve. Keep refrigerated

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