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Pineapple Orange Cake

Pineapple Orange Cake is an easy, light dessert recipe that’s nearly guilt free! You’ll love the refreshing, moist orange cake topped with creamy pineapple flavored frosting!

Pineapple Orange Cake is an easy, light dessert recipe that's nearly guilt free! You'll love the refreshing, moist orange cake topped with creamy pineapple flavored frosting!

I’m obsessed with easy cake recipes right now.

While I love making a cake from scratch, like this Lemon Cake or this Coconut Cake, I’m also a big fan of cakes that use mixes and ingredients from the pantry for a delicious dessert idea!

I tend to stock up on cake mixes. If I see them on sale or shopping at Aldi, I always tend to grab a couple.

Before I know it, I’ve got a dozen cake mixes in my pantry that need to be used!

Poke Cakes are usually my stand by dessert when I want to use a mix! So easy, and so moist!

Pineapple Orange Cake is an easy, light dessert recipe that's nearly guilt free! You'll love the refreshing, moist orange cake topped with creamy pineapple flavored frosting!

I also love adding canned fruit to cakes…like I did with this Skinny Pineapple Cake recipe.

Today’s Pineapple Orange Cake is very similar. (Some people refer to this as a “pig pickin cake”)

You start with a box of white cake mix, add some applesauce (instead of oil) and add in some egg whites.

To that you’ll add a can of undrained mandarin oranges. This is your base to the cake. Easy and light!

But it’s the frosting that takes this super moist cake over the top!

Crushed pineapple, vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip combine to make a light and creamy topping! This cake is a hit at potlucks and bbq’s this summer!

PRO TIP: Swap out the cool whip for my homemade whipped cream recipe!

You can even make this cake nearly guilt free by using sugar free vanilla pudding and reduced fat Cool Whip.

That means you can enjoy MORE cake, ahahha!!!

Pineapple Orange Cake is an easy, light dessert recipe that's nearly guilt free! You'll love the refreshing, moist orange cake topped with creamy pineapple flavored frosting!

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Yield: 24 servings

Pineapple Orange Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Pineapple Orange Cake is an easy, light dessert recipe that's nearly guilt free! You'll love the refreshing, moist orange cake topped with creamy pineapple flavored frosting!

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup applesauce

For the topping:

  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 12 oz Cool Whip, thawed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9 with baking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix with oranges, egg whites, and applesauce for two minutes. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. For the frosting, combine the crushed pineapple with pudding mix until completely mixed. Fold in the Cool Whip. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least an hour. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on June 26, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have a quick question about the frosting: do I prepare the pudding per the box instructions before mixing with the pineapple?

  2. Hi! This looks amazing! Will it turn out just as well if you follow the cake box instructions and use oil and whole eggs? Any suggestions if I were to make it that way?

  3. Your recipes look so great and fun. I am no, however, a lover of cool whip and am wondering if I can use my own homemade whipped cream?

  4. I keep getting a message on Pinterest saying that you don’t allow pinning. This is happen at many other blogs I follow. Just wanted you to know.

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