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Pineapple Orange Cake

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As much as I am a chocolate lover, sometimes you need something light and fruity during these hot summer months. This cake is moist and light and almost guilt-free! This would be perfect to take to a potluck or BBQ and it’s very simple to make!

Pineapple Orange Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
4 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 package (3.5 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix (you could use sugar free if you want)
1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping (Cool-Whip)

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, oranges, egg whites and applesauce on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
In a bowl, combine the pineapple and pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping just until blended. Spread over cake. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with sliced oranges (optional).

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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  1. says

    This was my great-grandmother and my grandmother’s favorite cake – mine too! My family has been making this for YEARS. I remeber sitting on the counter watching it being made and getting to lick the spatula, good memories. But yeah, we call it Pig-lickin’ cake. I make it on Easter or for potlucks.

  2. says

    that looks amazing! thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. My son recently requested a pineapple cake for his 4th birthday… I wish I had seen this before I made my attempt :o)

  3. says

    Making this tonight for work tomorrow. The topping is delish! And the cake smells divine! Thanks for posting it! I love your recipes!

  4. Kitchen Witchin' says

    This cake is fabulous! It’s especially delicious after sitting in the fridge. It’s very refreshing, and the flavors are ‘out of this world’!! I’ll be making it again – to serve after our Easter Sunday dinner. I’m sure that our guests will all request the recipe. I’ll definately give them the recipe, and I’ll also direct them to your wonderful blog. Thanks ladies, for your terrific recipes….keep ‘em cummin’.

  5. Leslie says

    This cake should have five stars, it is just that delicious! I have made it over & over again! Everyone I have served it to loves it. Fabulous!

  6. darnell dunham says

    I love your recipes but you do not put the ” printer friendly” option on the posts anymore. Could you please do that again. Thank you

  7. Angelina says

    What size of a boxed cake mix was used to create this recipe? I’ve noticed that cake mixes don’t have 18.25 oz. in them anymore. Would this recipe work with the new sizes?

  8. Emrah says

    About to try this out! Do you make the cake mix with the ingredients that are listed on the back, or do you exclusively use what you’re listing here? (Leaving the oil that the box asks for out, for example)

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