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Print This Delicious and Healthy Pineapple Orange Sunshine Cake Recipe

Pineapple Orange Sunshine Cake Recipe

Pineapple Orange Three Layer Sunshine Cake

Why have a plain yellow cake when you can add a few ingredients and voila! Create one spectacular taste sensation. We added Mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple along with the added texture of a cheesecake mix; creating a Pineapple Orange Sunshine Cake that is cool and refreshing.

1 package Yellow cake mix
1/2 cup Salad oil
4 Eggs
1 (11 oz.) can Mandarin oranges, un-drained


1 (20 oz.) can Crushed pineapple, un-drained
1 Tb. Sugar
1 (10 1/2 oz.) package Cheesecake mix (Royal or Jell-O) *
1 (8 oz.) Sour cream
1 (9 oz.) container Cool whip, thawed

* save graham cracker mix for another recipe later.

Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~ 15 -
Pan Type ~ three 9 inch cake pans
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pans.

Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and oranges. Mix at medium speed of electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until almost smooth. Spoon into prepared pans, bake until done. Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Store Pineapple Orange Sunshine cake in refrigerator.

Pineapple Frosting

Combine pineapple, sugar, filling from cheesecake mix and sour cream; stir until mixture thickens. Fold in whipped topping, mixing thoroughly.

Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 207 g
Calories 538
Calories from Fat 242
Total Fat 26.9g 41%
Saturated Fat 10.1g 51%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 526mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 68.9g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 44.6g
Protein 7.4g
Vitamin A 9% • Vitamin C 53% • Calcium 15% • Iron 8%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!