This is the cake I made for an Easter invite :). It's perfect for a Spring time brunch or lunch or church pot luck or family and friends 'carry in' get together. I made a "nest" of orange coconut and topped it with a white chocolate covered huge strawberry, tinted orange to resemble a carrot. How fun is that?
I have had this recipe forever. Enjoy and I hope you will try it.....
Orange Pineapple Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
4 large eggs
1 large can mandarin oranges and juice
3/4 cup wesson oil
Mix above ingredients and bake according to package directions. For the above pictured cake I made two 8" layers. It's also very pretty to make three thinner layers. Remove from oven and let cool.
Frosting: Mix one package instant vanilla pudding, 1 large container of cool whip and 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained BUT SAVE THE JUICE.
Poke holes in the cake layers with fork and pour reserved pineapple juice in holes. Let settle, then frost cake. Keep refrigerated.
Tip: this cake is best made the day before and refrigerated over night to let the flavors mingle and the juice to do its job. I like it even better the third day. :)
The family room makeover continues. The major changes are finished but it's the finishing touches I am still working on. My thrifty find last week...... darling custom made petite bench. Someone had already done the perfect metamorphosis on it and now it's mine and at almost half price...woohoo. Perfect to scoot under the coffee table as an extra little tuffet for the grand-girls. And it matches the French chair I made over (here) nicely too.
Have a wonderful week and I'll see you later. Looking forward to showing you some fun make-over projects I did for my booth. Until next time..... xoxo
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