Million Dollar Cake

Recipe by Kats Mom
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 cake


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3
    eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13
    cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13
    cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese
  • 1
    (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2
    (8 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1
    (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1
    (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Mix and bake cake mix as per package instruction for two 8 or 9 inch round layers.
  • Let layers cool, and then split each layer in half so as to have 4 layers.
  • In a large bowl, whip cream cheese until soft, and then gradually mix in confectioners' sugar.
  • Stir in the pineapple with juice and the drained mandarin oranges, reserving about 5 mandarin orange slices to decorate the top of cake.
  • Mix in the dry pudding mix.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Place one cake layer on a cake plate cut side up; spread with frosting.
  • Place another layer cut side down on the first one, and top with more frosting.
  • Repeat until all layers are used, spreading last bit of frosting on top and sides of cake.
  • Decorate with reserved mandarin orange slices.
  • Refrigerate overnight before serving.