Orange Sunshine Cake

Orange Sunshine Cake

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This citrus cake is cool and fluffy! It’s a lightened up version of a cake that was popular in the 1980’s. The mandarin oranges are blended into the fluff.

Easy Orange Sunshine Cake

Orange Sunshine Cake


For the cake:

  • 1 Box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Can mandarin orange segments drained
  • 1 Box Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 5 Large eggs
  • β…“ C. Oil
  • 2 tsp. Orange extract

For the icing:

  • 1 Container cool whip topping
  • 1 Box Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 8 oz. Can crushed pineapple drained
  • Additional orange segments for garnish if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9 inch cake pans well.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the cake until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the two cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and cooked through. Let the cakes cool to room temperature.
  • In a mixing bowl, blend together the crushed pineapple and the vanilla pudding mix.
  • Fold in the whipped topping, and continue to mix until completely combined.
  • Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or platter.
  • Add a layer of icing to the top of the cake.
  • Place the second layer of cake on top of the iced portion.
  • Ice the top and sides of the cake.
  • Garnish wish additional orange segments if desired.

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