Mandarin Orange Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 21 mins

Cool and refreshing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and oranges.
  2. Beat on high about 6 minutes.
  3. Put in round pans, very well greased and floured.
  4. Bake 15 minutes 325 degrees.
  5. Let cool.
  6. mix pudding with pineapple with juice, fold in a large bowl of cool whip.
  7. Top cake with this.
  8. NOTES: Refrigerate.
Most Helpful

This is very similar to a recipe that's been handed down in my family for a long time and I've never come across it anywhere else. We call it "Piggy Good Eating Cake" and it's a birthday favorite, especially for summer birthdays. It's a little different, primarily in that we use a yellow cake mix and use cream cheese in our frosting. We also put pineapple & mandarin oranges in the cake and the frosting. It's so good with just the right amount of sweetness and the fruit makes it so light and flavorful. We decorate the top with mandarin oranges and sometimes some marachino cherries as well. It's very yummy and different from the average cake.

Kit Katchen May 04, 2010

This is my husband's favorite cake-it is light, not overly sweet, and refreshingly 'fruity'. His grandmother makes it and her recipe calls it a "Sunrise" cake. She uses yellow or butter recipe cake mix-I find that has a prettier color to complement the bits of mandarin oranges

Ashleybakes January 08, 2010

I loved this cake it was so good. My coworkers loved it. I did not use box cake mix. I used the 1-2-3-4 cake recipe of of the cake flour. The pineapple was just right. I will make this cake again in the summer. The only thing I would change is maybe add more pudding mix

ivey_leigh January 05, 2009