1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
8 ounces cream cheese
1 1⁄2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
2 (8 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Mix and bake cake mix as per package instruction for two 8 or 9 inch round layers.
- Let layers cool, and then split each layer in half so as to have 4 layers.
- In a large bowl, whip cream cheese until soft, and then gradually mix in confectioners’ sugar.
- Stir in the pineapple with juice and the drained mandarin oranges, reserving about 5 mandarin orange slices to decorate the top of cake.
- Mix in the dry pudding mix.
- Fold in the whipped topping.
- Place one cake layer on a cake plate cut side up; spread with frosting.
- Place another layer cut side down on the first one, and top with more frosting.
- Repeat until all layers are used, spreading last bit of frosting on top and sides of cake.
- Decorate with reserved mandarin orange slices.
- Refrigerate overnight before serving.