Pineapple-Orange Sunshine Cake

To make a four-layer cake, bake the batter in two 9-inch cake pans for 25 minutes, or until they test done. Split the cooled layers in half horizontally, spread with the frosting and stack.



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup


  • 1 (8 ounce) container light whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice


  1. Cake: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9-inch cake pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the cake ingredients until moist. Beat by hand for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Frosting: In a large bowl, mix together all the frosting ingredients until well blended. Spread over the cake.
  7. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 16 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 212 cal, 3.6 g fat, 2.3 g sat fat, 53 mg chol, 0.3 g fiber, 293 mg sodium

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