Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mandarin Orange Cake

This cake is frequently requested by my family and friends during the hot summer months. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago. The cake is moist and delicious and served cold. I make it, take it, and serve it from a 9 x 13 inch pan. It's quick and easy to make.




Mandarin Orange Cake

Cake:
1 11 ounce can mandarin oranges (in light syrup)
1 box butter or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. 


 Empty the oranges into the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until the oranges are
chopped into small pieces. 


 Add the cake mix, oil, and eggs. Mix on medium speed about 2 minutes. Pour into 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 about 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake before frosting


Frosting:
1 8 ounce container Cool Whip
1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, unsweetened
1 small ( 4 serving) box instant pudding (I use vanilla or lemon)


Mix frosting ingredients together in a large bowl. 


 Frost top of cake in pan. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.




Note: The cake batter will fill one 9 x 13 inch pan or 3 round cake pans. The original recipe called for a large container of Cool Whip. I don't think Cool Whip comes larger than 8 ounces now. If you want to frost the entire cake, use about 1 1/2 containers of Cool Whip.

19 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! And so easy, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This looks awesome! I would love it if you came over and linked up to Cast Party Wednesday. I have a great collection of recipes going and yours would be a PERFECT addition! http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  3. I love anything with oranges. And this looks like as close aa I can get to orange sherbet without it being frozen!! Yum! Love your site!!!

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  4. Well, so much for my diet! I can't wait to try this! I'm a new follower from the blog hop.

    Chrystal
    www.adornonashoestring.com

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  5. This looks yummy!! can't wait to try it!

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  6. I also included a link to your recipe in my weekly link dump, located here:

    http://www.adornonashoestring.com/2011/06/link-dump_24.html

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  7. This looks easy and delicious! Thanks for linking up. Just pinned and tweeted it. xo

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  8. Hi Sallie,
    I will have to make this cake for my husband, he just loves Mandarin Oranges. The cake looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This looks delicious! I don't think I could avoid just grabbing a spoon and chowing down on the frosting before it hits the cake.

    Just found your blog this morning and love it!

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  10. Oh my! What goodness! I am making this for sure. I love mandarin oranges. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I am drooling just looking at the pictures....

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  12. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back and visit us tomorrow.
    Thanks again.
    I hope to see you there!

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  13. Found you on Pinterest. My grandma used to make this cake so I'm excited to have the recipe. Thanks!

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  14. I love this recipe and have made it many times! It is definitely delicious and easy! I personally cut back a bit on the oil when I made it and it still turns out great! I love to chill it a little and serve during warm summer days. It is quite refreshing! :)

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  15. Michaela, I think it's the best dessert during the summer, especially when it's right out of the frig! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I was wondering if I would be able to do this with "real" oranges (not canned) because I got some real beauties and this cake sounds WONDERFUL. Would you recommend doing anything different because the use of non-canned fruit?

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    1. Kyla, I think if the fresh oranges are juicy and sweet, they should work fine. Let me know how the cake turns out.

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  17. Do I drain the oranges and pineapples?

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    1. No, don't drain either one. Thanks for the question. I hope you enjoy the cake.

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