Recipe – Sunshine Cake

This is one of my favorite Spring-y dessert recipes.

I pulled it out of a Paula Deen magazine several years ago and I’ve been baking it every year ever since!

Sunshine Cake

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla Pineapple Topping (recipe below)

Directions for the Cake:

Step 1 – Combine the cake mix with the vanilla pudding.

Step 2 – Add the oranges, pineapple, and eggs.Β  Mix well.Step 3 – Pour the batter into a greased/sprayed 9×13 baking dish.

Step 4 – Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.Β  Cool completely before adding the Vanilla Pineapple Topping.

Ingredients for Vanilla Pineapple Topping:

  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (12 oz) container Cool Whip


Step 1 – Combine the pineapple and pudding mix.

Step 2 – Fold in the Cool Whip.

Step 3 – Spread on top of the cooled cake.Store cake in the refrigerator!

Enjoy with these recipes for the BEST EASTER BRUNCH EVER.

Happy Sunshine Cake-ing! :-)

7 thoughts on “Recipe – Sunshine Cake

  1. I made this yesterday for my family. They are mostly diabetics, so I made it sugar free. It was still yummy and they LOVED it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I made this yesterday for Easter. It was DELICIOUS!!!! Even my husband who usually only eats chocolate cake or homemade pound cake…. went back for seconds. I didn’t have yellow cake so I used a box of vanilla cake. Not sure how that changed the taste but either way, I loved it and so did all 4 other family members!!! Will definitely be making again especially during summer – so light and fluffy and makes you feel good with all the fruit. :-) Thank you!

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