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Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake Recipe

 
Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake

 

Matt has been begging me to find a recipe for Mandarin Orange Cake. His former employer used to make it all the time and it was amazing! I’ve tried a few recipes that were good but just not right. So I kept trying and then I found this recipe which I adapted and changed around. While it’s not exactly the same, this is the best one I’ve made so far! The pineapple and the mandarin oranges together give it a fabulous flavor!

 

 

 
 
 
Ingredients:
 

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 can (11oz) mandarin oranges, drained (reserve 1/3 cup liquid)
4 eggs
1 can (20oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 box (4 serv size) vanilla instant pudding
1 container (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed

 

 

 

 

In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, mandarin oranges, and reserved 1/3 cup orange liquid together.

 

 

 

 

Beat with electric mixture on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 baking dish.

 

 

 

 

Bake 35-40 minutes at 350. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

In medium bowl, combine crushed pineapple and dry pudding mix.

 

 

 

 

Stir together until well blended.

 

 

 

 

Add whipped topping to mixture.

 

 

 

 

Gently stir until mixture is completely combined.

 

 

 

 

Spread mixture on top of cake. Refrigerate until completely chilled.

 

 

 

 

Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Look at all that yummy. Can you see the pineapple in the whipped frosting? That’s what made this cake divine!

 

Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1 can (11oz) mandarin oranges, drained (reserve 1/3 cup liquid)
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 1 can (20oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
  6. 1 box (4 serv size) vanilla instant pudding
  7. 1 container (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, mandarin oranges, and reserved 1/3 cup orange liquid together.
  2. Beat with electric mixture on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In medium bowl, combine crushed pineapple and dry pudding mix.
  6. Stir together until well blended.
  7. Add whipped topping to mixture.
  8. Gently stir until mixture is completely combined.
  9. Spread mixture on top of cake.
  10. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
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  • Susan Livesay

    I did not like the topping made with pineapple, so I made it with mandarin oranges instead. One 12 oz. can drained. I mashed the oranges up with a fork and added the pudding mix. Then I added a little mandarin orange juice until it was the right consistency. Then folded in the cool whip. It was to die for!

    • Ooh, I bet it was fantastic with the mandarin oranges! I’ll have to try that next time! Thanks for the idea!

  • Yummy!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  • Thank you so much for sharing your recipe over at my link party. I featured you today!

  • Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…just posted it!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html

  • This looks like a great recipe. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/surf-spray-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  • I love this cake recipe! I’ve always called it Bev’s Cake because I got the recipe from a lady named Bev at work a long time ago ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s a super hit every time I make it but it’s been a while since I’ve done it so I guess its about time to make it again! I’m checking you out from the “Thursday is your day” feature at 52 Mantels. If you get a chance check out my Sunflower Wreath at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3903374216259&set=a.3871155090801.2150445.1036342162&type=1&theater

  • I’ve been on the search for this exact recipe for a while now, have found some similar but I knew it wasn’t the one that I had when I was younger. Thanks so so much for posting this~am now copying this recipe to make this weekend. Thank you..thank you..thank you!!

    • Just had to stop by to let you know that I made this cake for my family this past weekend. Everyone loved it!! I actually knew they would so I picked up two of every thing at the store so I could make another again this week. Thanks again~This was the exact recipe that I’ve been searching the net awhile for.

  • I was looking for a quick and easy recipe and I found it! Can’t wait to try it. This will be my recipe of the week!

  • This sounds delicious! I’ve had mandarin orange cake, but adding the pineapple sounds fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Looking at the topping you put on it, it’s very similar to a dessert that I make – and it’s delish! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for mandarin oranges.

  • Sounds like a great combo

    I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up another attempt at meatballs. Have a good week.

  • This will be my next cake!! It sounds scrumptious!

  • I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-32-molasses-white.html

  • Amy

    Wow, does that ever sound [and look] delicious!! I’d love for you to link it up at my party if you have a minute:
    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/shine-on-fridays-36-and-giveaway.html

  • Thanks! I have been looking for this recipe. Have tried other recipes, but this looks like it will be the one. I am making it today!

    • I have tried so many different ones like this and this one is definitely our favorite.

  • yum! I wonder about leaving out the oil and using applesauce instead? That’s how I usually do my cakes to cut calories. This would be a good first birthday cake for my son!

    • I’ve never tried that before, but I really need to do it soon.

  • I love dressing up a box cake mix into something special and extra delicious and this is another great option to do that!

    • Me too! I don’t have time to bake from scratch anymore.

  • I can do this and I don’t really bake much!

  • Oh yes- this is a very nice flavor!! Love it…screams summer! Saw you over at TT&J!

    • It was perfect for summer! I’m going to take it to our next BBQ.

  • Nice flavour combo. Thanks for sharing this.

    • The flavors blended together wonderfully ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I LOVE this cake! My Mom used to make it all the time. Thanks sor much for linking it up to Weekend Potluck ๐Ÿ™‚ -Holly @ Life as a Lofthouse

    • My kids adored it! I will definitely be making it again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This looks so yummy! I might be afraid to be around this pig cake!

    • It was so yummy. I ate way more than I should have!

  • This is so yummy! I was introduced to it via the Pioneer Woman who calls it Pig Cake, because you eat so much of it you feel like a pig??!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I see why it would be called Pig Cake. We demolished it in one day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Duncan Hines makes an orange cake mix that is my son’s all time favorite. Time to find one as he is coming home this weekend from LA. (Not L.A.) I’m afraid if I made this delight, he would not be as delighted, but he will be glad this post reminded me of his favorite!

    • My kids didn’t like that orange cake mix! Apparently they’re cake snobs.