Aloha Cake

A co-worker had foot surgery and will be off of work for several weeks.  We are taking her dinner tomorrow night.  I was in charge of the dessert.  It took me a while to find something perfect and delicious to make...I mean, what do you make a Family and Consumer Science Teacher (FACS).  So I searched my blog for ideas.  Kind of stressful cooking for a HomeEc teacher! I hope she and her husband enjoy this cake.  It is so refreshing!!!

1 white cake mix
4 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 can (15 oz) mandarin orange sections, undrained
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 3 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 large 10 oz carton cool whip
1 small can mandarin oranges drained (optional)

Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and mandarin oranges with juice. 

Beat on low for 2 min.

Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 for 35 min.  Set aside to cool.  When cooled pierce top of cake at regular intervals with fork.  Drain pineapple and pour juice over cake.  Mix instant pudding mix (dry) with drained pineapple and whipped topping.  Spread mixture over cake and decorate with mandarin oranges (optional)

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

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