This is a very old recipe but oh my, is it ever good! A family member recently asked me to make it and I'd honestly forgotten how light and refreshing it is.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, with juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Add all ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until all the orange pieces are broken up and batter is fluffy... 2-3 minutes. Divide among 2 or 3 cake pans that have been sprayed with Baker's Joy. (I use 2) Bake at 350 F approximately 18 - 20 minutes, depending on your oven. When you remove pans from the oven, allow to cool about 10 minutes and then turn out layers on cooling racks until totally cool.
You just won't believe how good this is! :)
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, with juice
1 container (8 or 9 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 pkg. (3 oz.) Vanilla Instant Pudding
Mix well and frost cake. You *must* keep the cake refrigerated!
See all that incredible frosting?
That's why I use 2 cake pans and not 3. Makes such a wonderful, thick frosting and you will absolutely melt right there in your kitchen! The cake is light, not too sweet and tastes refreshing since it's refrigerated and always cool.
I do hope you'll try it!