Million Dollar Cake

Million Dollar Cake


"A cake made from yellow cake mix is frosted with a cream cheese, mandarin orange, and pineapple mixture for a light and refreshing cake."


9 h 55 m servings 452 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.9g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 221 Ratings


Let's face it.. the cake itself is not what we're reviewing here.. it's mainly the cake icing. It's so light, delicious and addicting, and can go well with basically any cake. I recommend chilli...

a refreshing cake indeed! the natural sweetness of the pineapple and mandarins is a great change from normal sugar frostings. i liked the bits of pineapple and mandarin oranges in the frosting. ...

Hi, I am so pleased with this recipe, I have made it five or six times. I suggest you drain the juice from both cans of fruit. Then you can add liquid as you need it. I used a boxed butter cake ...

This cake is indescribably good. The topping reminds me of ambrosia fruit salad and I could eat it with a spoon! Ambrosia usually has coconut in it and I can imagine coconut would be good on thi...

I love this cake! I drain the pineapple and mandarin oranges thoroughly and use the juice instead of water in the cake. It gives the cake a bit more flavor. I also chill the frosting before fros...

This is delicious. I made a few changes. 1. added grated orange peel to cake mix 2. instead of just water I put in about 1/2 c or orange juice in cake mix 3. I drained some of the liquid fr...

This is a wonderful cake recipe. Delicious, without being overly sweet. Also, the cake is visually stunning after it's frosted--tall, fluffy, and with a pretty orange tint. It looks like it w...

Delicious! I served this cake for my daughter's first birthday...everyone loved it! I added a package of vanilla pudding to the cake mix - for a bit denser cake. For the frosting, I drained t...

This cake is AWESOME! I used a French Vanilla cake mix and French vanilla pudding and it turned out great!!! Very light and very Spring!