I've heard this cake called 'PIG Cake', 'Millionaire Cake', and also 'Better Than Sex Cake'. All I know is that it's like a Vacation to a Tropical Island in my mouth, so I'm renaming it to something that makes a little more sense!
TROPICAL VACATION CAKE
I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman Blog and it's amazingly tasty!
- 1 (18.25 oz.) Box of Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 Stick of Softened Margarine
- 1 (11 oz.) Can of Mandarin Oranges
(Drained - 1/2 Cup of Juice Reserved)
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 (4 oz.) Package of Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
- 1 (20 oz.) Can of Crushed Pinapple
(Drained - Juice Reserved)
- 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 (8 oz.) Container of Cool Whip
* 1 Cup of Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- Small can of Mandarin Oranges
(Drained - For Garnish)
* - my special addition
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
For the cake, combine cake mix, margarine, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla.
Beat for four minutes on medium-high.
Add drained oranges...
And beat again until pieces are broken up and small.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Once cake is cool, blend juice from drained pineapples with the vanilla pudding mix.
Add powdered sugar and mix.
Then mix in whipped topping.
Stir in drained pineapple.
Add shredded coconut and mix.
If desired, turn out cake onto a large platter.
Top with mandarin orange slices and refrigerate for several hours.
This would be perfect for Luau's and any event in which you would where a Hawaiian shirt, a Lei or even a Coconut Bra with a Grass Skirt! hehe
Can't feel bad about eating a mostly fruit cake right? hehe I know I didn't!