ORANGE PINEAPPLE DREAM CAKE Dessert Recipe
I’ve created this really awesome, super easy cake that everyone will love. I will give you all the necessary instructions below.
Trust me, you will not be disappointed. It is always a party favorite!
But First ~ There's a Twist
The yummy dessert I am presenting here in this article consists of three layers. The main flavors are pineapple, orange and vanilla.
HERE’S THE FUN PART ~ I WANT YOU TO FEEL FREE TO CREATE YOUR OWN FLAVOR COMBINATION
I’ve created a table to give you ideas of how to tweak my recipe to utilize the flavors that you like best. You can find my table with suggested flavor combinations at the end of this article.
Here’s an example: Although I’ve named the specific cake I made for this article Orange Pineapple Dream Cake, I’ve made this dessert before. Last time I made it, I used totally different flavors and would have named that cake something like Supreme Chocolate Coconut Fluff Cake.
No matter what flavor combination you decide to use, this cake is light and delicious ~ sure to be devoured by family and friends!
Let’s begin with the instructions.
What You Will Need
- One boxed cake mix plus the ingredients required such as oil and eggs
- Two envelopes Dream Whip (one box contains two envelopes)
- Two small (4 serving each) packages instant pudding
- One 8 oz. tub of extra creamy Cool Whip
- 2 3/4 cup COLD Milk (2% or whole)
- Fruit (canned and/or fresh)
- Choice of flavoring if desired
- Choice of garnishment if desired
NOTE: This recipe can be modified for diabetics and those trying to watch their sugar and/or fat intake by using sugar free, light, or low fat options.
One of My Lil Secrets
For this recipe, I like to use a jelly roll pan instead of using the typical 9 X 13 cake pan. You could be creative and use any cake pans you wish including two round or square pans, etc.
My theory is: using a jelly roll pan (mine is 11 X 16) allows for a thinner, larger cake that serves more guests.
Layer One of Three: The Cake
Prepare cake mix according to box instructions.
I used a pineapple cake mix.
BE SURE TO ADJUST YOUR BAKING TIME ACCORDINGLY. If using a larger pan like a jelly roll pan, you will not find baking instructions on the cake mix box for this size. For example, the cake mix I used said bake a 9 X 13 cake for 32-34 minutes. MY 11 X 16 CAKE WAS DONE IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES. So be sure to keep an eye on it, testing with a toothpick when it begins to look done.
FLIP CAKE onto another pan, the back of a large cookie sheet works well. THEN FLIP IT AGAIN TO RIGHT SIDE UP ONTO A SERVING TRAY. The red tray that I used measures 11 1/2 X 17.
Layer Two of Three: Dream Whip > Pudding > Fruit
Once cake is completely cooled, you are ready to prepare the second layer.
MIX 2 PACKAGES OF DREAM WHIP WITH 1 CUP COLD MILK. Beat on high for approximately 6 minutes until peaks begin to form.
ADD 2 PACKAGES OF INSTANT PUDDING PLUS 1 3/4 CUP COLD MILK to the Dream Whip. (I used vanilla pudding.) Beat on medium for approximately two minutes.
ADD FRUIT IF DESIRED. For my recipe, I only had "chunked" pineapple in a can. I drained the juice and cut the pineapple even smaller making it more like "crushed" pineapple. I squeezed all the juice out and blended the pineapple into the Dream Whip/pudding mixture.
NOTE: Depending on what flavors you are combining, you may like to add fresh fruit such as strawberries. Diced mandarin oranges would be good. You could also do something like banana or kiwi slices on top of your second layer. Be creative.
Layer Three of Three: Extra Creamy Cool Whip
I blended several drops of orange oil flavoring into the Cool Whip adding a yummy orange flavor to compliment the pineapple.
SPREAD ONE 8 OZ. TUB OF THAWED COOL WHIP EVENLY OVER THE ENTIRE CAKE.
Ta Da: Delicious Orange Pineapple Dream Cake
Let's Be Creative
ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS DEPENDING ON THE FLAVORS YOU CHOOSE:
- Add fruit in between layers OR blended into the second layer OR directly on top
- Add a flavored oil or extract to the Cool Whip
- Garnish top with chocolate shavings, toasted coconut, candy sprinkles or fruit slices
My Suggested Flavor Combinations Plus
CAKE FLAVOR > > >
PUDDING FLAVOR > > >
White Chocolate Shavings
Diced Mandarin Oranges
Finely Chopped Pistachios
Orange Pineapple Dream Cake
Have fun choosing your flavor combinations and additional garnishments.
This is your creation. No doubt, it will be fantastic!
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