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Million Dollar Cake

This Million Dollar Cake is so delicious, refreshing and addicting! Also it’s visually stunning after it’s frosted–tall fluffy and with a pretty orange tint. It looks like it was a lot of work but it’s a very easy recipe!


– 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
– 3 large eggs
– 1/3 cup oil
– 1 to 1/3 cups water
– 8 ounces cream cheese
– 1 to 1/2 cups icing sugar
– 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
– 2 (8 ounce) cans of drained mandarin oranges
– 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package of vanilla instant pudding mix
– 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


1. First, mix and bake cake mix according to per package direction for two 8 or 9 inch round layers.
2. So as to have 4 layers, let layers cool then split each layer in half .
3. Whip cream cheese in a large bowl until soft, and then gradually mix in confectioners’ sugar.
4. Stir in together pineapple and juice and the drained mandarin oranges and reserve about 5 mandarin orange slices so as to decorate the top of cake.
5. Mix in the dry pudding mix.
6. Fold in the whipped topping.
7. Place one cake layer on a cake plate cut side up; spread with frosting.
8. Pick another layer cut side down and place it on the first one then top with more frosting.
9. This process should be repeated until all layers are used, spreading last bit of frosting on top and sides of cake.
10. Use reserved mandarin orange slices to decorate the cake.
11. Finally, make sure to refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?