Pineapple Orange 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!

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).


Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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27 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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