Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Southern Living. Served at many southern barbecues or pig pickins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat the first 4 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed until blended.
  2. Stir in oranges.
  3. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans (layers will be thin).
  4. Bake in a 350° oven for 25-30 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  5. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove layers from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  6. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed pineapple and next 3 ingredients; spread pineapple mixture evenly between layers and on top of cake.
  7. Chill cake 3-4 hours.
  8. Garnish with chopped pecans, if desired.
  9. Store cake in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Ratherbeswimmin thanks for the great recipe! When I bake this cake, I can pretend I am the belle of the ball at a great Southern hoedown. This is my husband's favorite cake, but the rest of the family loves it too!! Tastes fancy but is really easy. I do modify the recipe a little. I bake the cake in a 9 by 13 pan. I sub juice from the mandarine oranges for the water. I use sugar free vanilla pudding and Cool Whip. No problem, regular or unleaded (sugarfree) this cake is delicious.

sjf91 December 26, 2008

Wow,wow,wow! This is one delicious cake! I made this for a Birthday celebration, but will add this to my catering menu, it's that good! I omitted the pecans, just because my Mom isn't a fan, but otherwise made it as stated. Terrific cake, and very easy to put together. Be sure to use the "instant" pudding it calls for, and not "cooked" pudding like I did the first time around! :)

~Leslie~ July 20, 2009

Great cake! Quick and easy. Thanks for posting.

gwynn March 29, 2010