A lemon cake mix souped-up with mandarin oranges, pudding, pineapple and whipped topping. Quick, easy and good. Always a hit!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, mandarin oranges with juice, sour cream and eggs until smooth and creamy. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • To make the frosting, stir together the pineapple and instant pudding mix in a medium bowl. Fold in whipped toping. Frost cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; 2.8 g protein; 26.8 g carbohydrates; 38.6 mg cholesterol; 228.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (54)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This was a great cake. My husband had accidentally put in the whole 8 oz. container of sour cream instead of the 1/2 cup. The cake turned out very moist and delicious. Tried it with the 1/2 cup the next time - will definitely put in the whole cup!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
Renamed Sunshine Cake....made for easter. Pretty easy to make. Added toasted coconut which was a great addition. Read More
(7)
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
This was a great cake. My husband had accidentally put in the whole 8 oz. container of sour cream instead of the 1/2 cup. The cake turned out very moist and delicious. Tried it with the 1/2 cup the next time - will definitely put in the whole cup!! Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2007
Just make sure you mix the cake and the other ingredients before you put in the oranges Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2003
This is an easy and delicious recipe! The fruit gives it a light feeling that is a nice change from heavy desserts yet it's quite satisfying for those with a sweet tooth. I added some toasted coconut on top of the icing which was a tasty addition & nice looking garnish. Next time I'm going to try adding a few more oranges to balance the lemon flavor of the cake mix & see if that works. I made it Mother's Day and it was a huge hit with everyone except one picky adult and her two picky kids wouldn't even try it (they won't eat anything that's not plain choc/vanilla). This one is definitely going in my arsenal of summer recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Absolutely wonderful! As a point of clarification I "beat" the batter with the mandarin oranges on a low setting which broke up and dispersed the oranges. Assuming that is what was intended but it wasn't noted in the recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
THE MOST DELICIOUS CAKE I HAVE EVER MADE. MADE IT FOR A FAMILY LUNCHEON, EVERYBODY THOUGHT IT HAD COME FROM A "CAKE" SHOP. THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WAS "HOMEMADE". VERY MOIST AND FRESH TASTING.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
Yum! This is a moist cake. I really could not taste the oranges just the lemon and the pineapple. The frosting at first tasted a bit grainy but I just kept mixing it and it was better. I did add toasted coconut on top. Thank you for the refreshing dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2006
I used yellow cake mix instead of lemon a cup of vegetable oil for the sour cream and a 15 oz can of mandarin oranges and this was cool and refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2002
I made this for a potluck. Everyone asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2003
This was a super cake! I tested this out on Sunday for dessert after dinner and my family gave it rave reviews as well. It has a wonderful blend of flavors and the frosting was a perfect topping. I was testing this out to see if I will serve it for Easter Dinner and I can tell you I think I will be making it tons before the Easter holiday! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2009
Renamed Sunshine Cake....made for easter. Pretty easy to make. Added toasted coconut which was a great addition. Read More
(7)