Fruity, creamy cake that keeps them coming back for "just one more little piece"!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9 x 13 inch cake
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cake mix, eggs, and mandarin oranges for 2-3 minutes at medium speed.

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  • Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. Set aside and let cool completely.

  • Combine crushed pineapple, dessert topping, and vanilla pudding mix. Mix well. Spread on top of cooled cake. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 31.6mg 11% DV; sodium 284.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2010
MIX IT ALL IN ONE BOWL! I have made this cake for years but one time I accidentally put the pineapple and pudding mix in with the cake mix and oranges and eggs. I went ahead and baked it just for fun and we loved it much better this way and I have done it that way since. Is is more flavorful. We top it with plain Cool Whip. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2009
My family didn't care for this very much. We did like the NAME of the cake...and really like the icing. I will be using the icing on other cakes. UPDATE: Since my last review I found another cake very similar to this recipe that added 1 cup of crushed pineapple to the cake mix. This made the cake very moist and yummy. My family all went back for seconds with this simple addition!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2010
MIX IT ALL IN ONE BOWL! I have made this cake for years but one time I accidentally put the pineapple and pudding mix in with the cake mix and oranges and eggs. I went ahead and baked it just for fun and we loved it much better this way and I have done it that way since. Is is more flavorful. We top it with plain Cool Whip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2005
Yummy and super easy. In addition to following the recipe I sprayed the pan with Pam which is not mentioned. I used some but not all of the juice from the oranges. Chill the topping for an hour or more before icing the cake so the pudding has a chance to set. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2009
My family didn't care for this very much. We did like the NAME of the cake...and really like the icing. I will be using the icing on other cakes. UPDATE: Since my last review I found another cake very similar to this recipe that added 1 cup of crushed pineapple to the cake mix. This made the cake very moist and yummy. My family all went back for seconds with this simple addition!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2007
i just made this cake today and it is excellent. unbelievably easy and it smells really good. i used light everything cool whip pudding. and i just dumped the whole can of mandarin oranges in juice and all. it's a great quick light dessert for summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
What a delicious cake. Everyone enjoyed it! The recipe doesn't stipulate if the mandarin oranges should be drained so I compromised and drained half the liquid.....the cake came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2008
This was great!! I used a french vanilla cake mix and ran the oranges through my mini food processor before adding them. I thought I recognized the frosting recipe before then remembered that I've made it in the past as a fruit dip. It's great to use as dip for strawberries! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
I bought a pineapple flavored cake and mixed as directed on the box and then added the mandarin oranges and mixed again. I split my cake into two layers as there was a TON of frosting and made a two layer cake. Everyone loved it and I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
This was awesome! I sprayed the pan with Pam as it doesn't say whether to grease it. I think it probably needed some flour also. I didn't know whether the juice from the oranges went in or not. Some did some halved it. I used it all with a Butter golden cake mix as I couldn't wait to make this. I had to bake it a little longer and when I touch tested it the middle sank. The cake is light airy and moist. A little crumbly that may be the difference in the juice or the cake mix I used. It also looks like it is going to stick to the pan in places. All in all a great light refreshing taste. This would make a delicious summertime treat. Thanks Denise B! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
When I made the cake part I added in one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and one teaspoon of almond extract. For the frosting I folded in about a cup of toasted coconut. My family LOVED this cake--I swear there's only a couple pieces left and I made it two days ago! Read More
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