Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

My aunt made this for Easter, and everyone loved leftovers:(It is very simple and makes a nice presentation. I am not a big fan of mandarin oranges, but this cake is divine. I chop up the oranges just because I don't like big hunks of oranges, but you can leave them whole if you wish. A must try!! Baking time is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat together all cake ingredients for 4 minutes.
  3. Bake cake according to time on box.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Mix together all frosting ingredients.
  6. Spread on cooled cake and refrigerate until serving.
Most Helpful

Made this yesterday for my mom's birthday and everybody loved it. I used a cup of coconut instead of the pecans. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add the mandarin oranges with the cake stuff, so I just threw everything in and after beating for 4 minutes, there was no trace of the madarins. Perhaps I was supposed to add them after beating, but it tasted good anyways!

BrendaM May 03, 2003

I've been making this cake for a long time. I love how light and refreshing it tastes. Just made it today for my birthday! I reduced the eggs to 2 and also used 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1/4 cup of oil. Still came out very moist. I didn't use the pecans in the cake, but I topped the frosting with some chopped almonds as that is what I had on hand.

kcram October 29, 2008