Pineapple Orange Spring Time Cake

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. :) 
Yum Yum

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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Jen said...

The cake looks delicious! I have been craving sweets lately so something new would be wonderful! Love the little bench!

Hope you had a very happy Easter weekend!

NanaDiana said...

I am copying this recipe over. It sounds wonderful and I love the "carrot" on top!!! AND I LOVE that tuffet for your little muffets to sit on. What a find. I hope you have a great week! xo Diana

Unknown said...

Hi Lynn,
Hope your Easter was delightful. My sister Ellen used one of your recipes and still uses it often. I forgot as I'm not always at her house but she loves it! I will have to tell her to check this out. She's not one to blog often so I have to point things in her direction! This is one I will alert her too!
Enjoy the week!

Lynn said...

I am on a damn diet so I won't be trying this cake for a while. :( I also ignored Easter this year. bah humbug. I enjoyed looking at your decorations though. I love the umbrella door flowers!! I am just re joining the bloggy world.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thanks for sharing your cake, it looks delic and the carrot on top so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I could eat that whole cake! I'm telling myself it is diet time so I won't be making it any time soon. Love the little stool! ~ Maureen

Sueann said...

The cake looks and sounds delicious!!
Love the bench too...gorgeous!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Yummy, sounds amazing!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OH this looks so yummy, thank you for sharing and linking up.

1CardCreator said...

That carrot covered strawberry is grand!

Plumfield House Gardens said...

My favorite piece is the bench, love the fabric, cake looks yummy,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh yum .. I KNOW it has to be delicious ! Love your new petite bench, can't wait to see the big reveal. (())

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous bench! I love that skirt and the trim. Lucky you to find something already looking so good! : )

The Tablescaper said...

Your strawberry carrots are so creative!

- The Tablescaper

Beverly said...

Well, that is definitely a pinky orange - so Happy Pink Saturday. Especially if you are at this very minute on the way to my house with a piece of that cake. What? It's all gone?♥♥♥

Love your new ottoman. It is a beauty.

Karen said...

That cake looks scrumptious,love that bench. How lucky to find something so perfect and not have to do a thing.

Betsy said...

Will definitely try this cake, looks scrumptous! Love this site.
Brought me here on a search for Snow Creek farm, where I will visit for the Spring Market, never been before so looking forward to seeing what they have.

Something Special said...

I love being able to find new blogs to visit every day. I have a vintage creative blog too. I am going to try this cake recipe out on some of my friends, thanks for sharing.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Yummy is right! The recipe looks wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Thankyou for the recipe....cant wait to try it out but I bet mine doesnt look at good as yours.

Marti McClure said...

Such a beautiful cake! And it is so nice that you shared the recipe. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Ann said...

Now that is a gorgeous looking dessert, I'm sure it was loved by all. I do really like your new ottoman-lucky you.
Happy pS

Anonymous said...

I'm going around visiting everyone on today's PINK SATURDAY list.....with my hot cup of coffee, of course! Just wanted to let you know that I was here! Have yourself a great weekend, and stop by my place if you've the time!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Gabriela Delworth said...


Well, well, well...I really hope you have a chair for me...and a cup of coffee with milk, please. This cake looks amazing!


Kaye Swain said...

Oh, what a fun and tasty visit! Love the cake design! Thanks for a delightful visit for Pink Saturday. :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this cake looks amazing and sounds like it is delicious!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The bench looks super cute and thanks for sharing that recipe!! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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