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Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Pineapple Sunshine Cake with Oranges

This Pineapple Orange Sunshine Cake could be the happiest cake on the planet! I mean - it's got SUNSHINE in the name! I made this to take to my friend's Easter lunch - but it's a great cake anytime and I doctored it up a bit to make it even more moist and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 people
Calories 157 kcal





  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, mayo and 1/2 can pineapple with some juice
    1 box yellow cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 cup mayo, 1/2 20 oz can of crushed pineapple
  • Using a hand mixer, beat cake mix well and pour into prepared baking pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely on a wire rack and then refrigerate
  • In a medium sized bowl, fold together Cool Whip, vanilla pudding mix, oranges and remaining pineapple with juice.
    1 8 oz container Cool Whip, 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, 1 cup mandarin oranges, 1/2 20 oz can of crushed pineapple
  • Cover and Refrigerate frosting until ready to frost and/or serve
  • Spread frosting over cooled cake and decorate top with more mandarin oranges


Do I make the cake like the box says?
Nope – use the eggs, mayo and pineapple instead
Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?
Yup! Any pineapple will do – just finely chop if using fresh and be sure to capture the juice. You’ll need 2 cups total.
Can I use homemade whipped cream or the kind in the can?
Yup – again – just be sure you have the same amount.
**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 25.4gProtein: 1.7gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 249mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 14gCalcium: 41mg
Keyword cake, dessert, pineapple
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