33 Reviews

Karen, this was just as you said, wonderful for a hot day. We had a BBQ yesterday and I made this the night before. Very quick and easy to make and I had it done in no time. I had other desserts as well, so there was some left over (but I'm glad about that, because now I can enjoy it today). Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for a recipe I intend to make again.

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bert August 13, 2002

I made this for our "end-of-summer/daughter's-birthday party-barbecue" and it was a hit! Citrus has always been one of my favourite flavours and this was just great. Moist cake and frosting that's not too sweet...mmmm......gonna go sneak a piece as we speak! Thanks Karen! Sorry Karen, I'm reposting this as I forgot to rate it the first time!

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Love2Eat September 12, 2002

Sorry Karen, I didn't mean to rate this without comments! I made this for a co-workers birthday. She (along with everyone else) loved it! It's so easy to put together, and the "frosting" is so creamy, it just makes the cake! Thanks for posting, this is a definate keeper!

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yooper August 20, 2002

This is a wonderful cake. It was very easy to make. It's a good dessert to have on a hot day.

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Denise July 30, 2002

A very nice, light and refreshing cake recipe. My cake didn't taste very "orangy", but I realized that the mandarin oranges I used were packed in pear juice - maybe this is why. It was very good and everyone liked it. Will definitely make this one again. Thanks!

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jenjill March 29, 2004

This is such a wonderful cake !! So light and refreshing !! Great for anytime !! I also made it with the crushed pineapple ,both are awesome !! Thanks for the recipe !!

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Vince59 October 21, 2015

Mmmm so good and refreshing.

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mommyoffour November 08, 2014

We too love this cake in the summer. As a change of pace, I usually substitute 1 can of crushed pineapple for the 2nd can of oranges in the icing. Either way, a great cake with a yummy topping that is loved by most! Thanks for posting.

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Tamaretta December 29, 2013

delicious! i put a small can of crushed pineapple in the frosting part-yum!

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TannersMom13 July 26, 2013

Well, I just don't know! I tried the cake by itself (b4 frosting) and the cake was delish all by itself. Then I frosted the cake and I thought it was really sweet with the frosting. I changed my diet significantly last year, went from eating sweets several times throughout the day (primarily German chocolate cake, frosted honey buns, brownies and rice krispy treats) to really limiting my sugar intake. This could be the reason I found this really sweet. That was last night. Then I had to try it again after it being refrigerated over night. This is where I am stumped? I guess I am giving the cake itself 4 stars, but not sure what I really think of the frosting quite yet.

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pccreative September 18, 2011
Incredibly Cool and Refreshing Mandarin Orange Cake