Pineapple Orange Cake

This Pineapple Orange Cake is so easy to make and full of flavor. If you need a quick dessert, that is light and perfect for summer, this is the perfect cake.

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.
We love adding different fruit on it, and giving it a little spin, but it is honestly delicious as is. It is so easy to throw together and has the most amazing flavor.
I am all about easy desserts, and this one really is fail proof. It comes together so easily, and the recipe is extremely easy to follow.
It will quickly become your new favorite summer dessert, I am sure.

why egg whites?

Egg whites are used in this cake, just to keep it light and fluffy. If you are wanting to use just two full eggs, you could, instead of four egg whites. I prefer the fluffy and light cake texture with this one, but you could easily add the yolk, if desired.

what could i top this cake with?

This cake is so delicious as is, that you don’t really even need to top it with anything, you can just take a fork to it, and dig in.

However, if you are looking to add a little flavor to this cake, here is what I recommend topping it off with:

  • Strawberry slices
  • Pineapple (slices or tidbits)
  • Orange Slices
  • Raspberries
  • Lemon slices
  • Vanilla glaze or frosting drizzle
  • Whipped cream
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon or Vanilla Oreo Crumbles
  • Marshmallow Cream sauce

Really anything that you pair lemon with, you could top this cake off with. I love the fresh fruit. It gives it the perfect burst of flavor, but it is still so light and airy. You will love this cake.

would this recipe work in a bundt pan?

I have only made this cake using a 9×13″ baking pan, but you could easily make it in a bundt pan.

I would carefully watch it as it bakes. It may need more or less time depending on the bundt pan, but the cook time should be pretty similar.

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Serves: 12

Pineapple Orange Cake

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. 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).



610 cal


3 g


29 g


106 g
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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30 Responses to “Pineapple Orange Cake”

  1. Amy Lynn
    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. Kitchen Witchin'
    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'.
  3. Phyllis
    Made this a few weeks ago for a BBQ. Was concerned to take/share this dessert as it was the first time I made it. It was very light and fluffy and so easy to make AND was loved by all. Feeds 10 - 12 depending on how large the pieces are cut.

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