Spring Fling Cake

"This cake tastes light and airy and does not over-whelm the taste buds. I bet you can't eat just one piece! I got this recipe from my grandma and I am not sure about where it originally came from. This cake was a staple for my grandma to make for any holiday or family get-together. It is a delightful change from the ordinary."
photo by chocoholic in AZ photo by chocoholic in AZ
photo by chocoholic in AZ
Ready In:
18-24 pieces




  • CAKE:

  • In a large bowl combine: cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, whole can un-drained mandarin oranges.
  • Mix with electric hand mixer until smooth and mandarin oranges are in small pieces.
  • Pour mixture into a greased and flowered 8x12 cake pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 30 minute or until done.
  • For a glass cake pan bake at 330°F.

  • In a small bowl drain crushed pineapple juice.
  • Add instant pudding powder to pineapple juice and mix with electric hand mixer until smooth and set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl combine whole tub Cool Whip and drained crushed pineapple and mix until well blended.
  • Combine juice/pudding mixture to Cool Whip/pineapple mixture and blend with electric hand mixer.
  • Frost your cake, chill and serve.

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  1. I LOVE THIS CAKE ~ What with the mandarin oranges in the cake itself & the crushed pineapple in the frosting, IT'S GREAT! I wanted to keep this right here at home, but with all the baking I've been doing for PAC, I allowed my other half to share it 2/3 of it with co-workers, & I understand that it was gone in no time! Thanks for a wonderful keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef]


I am new to the stay-at-home mom thing. So I am finding that I have some time to cook now. My husband usually does all the cooking and he is verry good at it, I am still learning if you know what I mean. I enjoy bakeing goodies more than main dishes. I have recently started to take pictures of my husbands and my own cooking creations as well as typeing up the reciepies to place in our personal cookbook. I find recipe zaar helpfull when I am looking for Ideas for supper. I look through recipies for inspiration, then just start cooking, giving things my own take.
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