Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

This was an awesome find!!! I made this for Easter and it was sooo good and of course so easy! I recently had a coworker say to me, “you always say that!” and believe me I mean it! I don’t have time to make something that takes a lot of time or energy and before the kids I was just lazy hahaha!

Here is this yummy treat! It makes a large cake, and even after everyone had some for dessert at Easter, we had plenty extra to take to work for a couple days and to hand out to coworkers 🙂

Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

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For the cake:
  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can  mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
For the frosting
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package  instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (8 or 9 inch) round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, oil, oranges, eggs and sour cream until well blended.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the crushed pineapple and instant pudding mix.
  5. With an electric mixer, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold the pineapple mixture into the whipped cream to combine.
  6. Frost in between each layer, and the top and sides of the cake with the pineapple whipped cream mixture.
  7. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

This all worked out pretty well, the only thing I did differently is I only did a 2 layer instead of a 3 layer and it worked out perfectly! Next time I would either add more mandarin orange or I will add in some orange zest to the batter to get more of that orange flavor.

I think this is perfect timing for this cake as it will make an awesome Mothers Day dessert 😉