Million Dollar Cake Recipe

Million Dollar Cake Recipe

Million Dollar Cake Recipe


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Mix and bake the cake mix as per package instructions for two 8 or 9-inch round layers.
  2. Allow the layers to cool, then split each layer in half to have 4 layers.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese until soft, gradually mixing in the confectioners’ sugar.
  4. Stir in the pineapple with juice and the drained mandarin oranges, reserving about 5 mandarin orange slices to decorate the top of the 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. Place another layer, cut side down, on the first one and top with more frosting.
  9. Repeat until all layers are used, spreading the last bit of frosting on the top and sides of the cake.
  10. Decorate with reserved mandarin orange slices.
  11. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Indulge in the opulence of the Million Dollar Cake, a delightful combination of flavors and textures that will elevate any occasion! 🍰💰

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