Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 8" round pans and set aside.
In a large bowl/mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, Cuties and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder and salt together.
Gradually incorporate into wet mixture alternating with milk until just incorporated.
Pour into baking pans and bake 25-28 minutes when cake springs back after being touched. Allow to cool 20 minutes before turning onto rack or pedestal.
Beat heavy cream until stiff. Add powdered sugar, vanilla pudding mix and crushed pineapple.
Place one layer of cake onto your serving dish and fill with icing before placing the second layer on top. Ice, garnish and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add orange slices to the top
Add rosemary for Christmas
To StoreCover and store refrigerated, ensuring any exposed cake is covered in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. You can also freeze Mandarin Orange Cake for up to 30 days covered. Bring to room temperature to enjoy.Substitution