Pineapple Mandarin Cake


This cake recipe delivers a lovely white cake decorated with pineapple and mandarin oranges making it ideal for a special occasion.

1 to 8 inch layer cake


  • 2 ¾ cups cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅓ cups milk

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup light cream

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

  • 10 ounces crushed pineapple, drained


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir well to blend.

  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla together; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, making 3 dry and 2 liquid additions; combine lightly after each. Spread batter evenly into 2 greased and floured 8 inch round layer cake pans.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to cool completely.

  4. Cream butter or margarine. Gradually blend in confectioners' sugar, cream, and lemon juice. Beat until light and creamy. Fill and frost the cake. Decorate top with a ring of well drained mandarin orange segments around outside edge. Fill center with well drained crushed pineapple. Decorate center with a few additional orange sections.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

744 Calories
27g Fat
122g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 744
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 122g 44%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 89g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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