Wednesday, March 22, 2006

... Birthday Cake

I first tasted this cake about 8 years ago when a gal in the office made it for my birthday. She found the recipe in the newspaper and I just had to have a copy. I'm not a traditional cake fan. I find them too sweet. This cake, however, is sweetened with fruit and moistened with the juices. A yum combination. Marie has made it for my birthday in years past and this year I made it for my moms birthday. The family raved and requested the recipe and I am happy to oblige:

1 box yellow cake mix
2 pkgs instant french vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup cooking oil
11oz can mandarin orange sections, drained, reserve juice
20oz can crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained, reserve juice
9oz container cool whip, thawed

- Heat over to 350. Grease and flour three 8 inch round cake pans.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, 1 pkg pudding mix, eggs, and oil. Beat until well mixed. Fold in mandarin orange sections.
- Pour in cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until cake is set. Pour reserved orange and pineapple juice over warm layers. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Turn out on racks to finish cooling.
- In a bowl, combine cool whip, remaining pkg of pudding mix, and pineapple; beat until thick. Frost cake layers with pineapple mixture; assemble layers and frost top and sides. Refrigerate until time to serve.


Ashleigh said...

Sounds yummy! Maybe I'll have to make that for Olivia's birthday -- since she's not allowed to have chocolate yet.

When she was really little Ted decided he wanted her to wait until she could say, "Papa, may I have some chocolate, please?" before we'd give her chocolate. He wants her to really appreciate it when she first tastes it. :-)

Bethany said...

Yummmmmm. Sounds good. Will have to try this one.

Anonymous said...

I have to respond to Asleigh's comment about not letting her daughter have chocolate so she will appreciate it. There is a picture of Michelle making a terrible face the first time she tasted chocolate. I don't think she liked it. Char(mom)

Ashleigh said...

Char, funny that Michelle didn't like chocolate the first time! I wonder how my daughter Olivia will respond when we finally give it to her?

By the way, Michelle, I made this cake for Olivia's birthday and we loved it!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!