Mandarin Orange Cake With Frosting

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe came from an Evergreen Bank Cookbook. This is a great light dessert. It tastes like summer or spring to me. It is a great kid pleaser as well. I bet these would make great cupcakes too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil or applesauce, and mandarin oranges together.
  2. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  3. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. For the frosting, mix the Cool Whip, crushed pineapple and instant vanilla pudding together.
  7. Let set for 5 minutes.
  8. Place a thin layer of frosting on one cake.
  9. Place the second cake on top of the first.
  10. Frost the top and side of both layers.
  11. Frosted cake maybe decorated with whipped topping using decorative bag and tips.
  12. Garnish with mandarin orange segments and mint leaves.
Most Helpful

This has been a famliy favorite for years! I had lost my recipe so was thrilled to find it here. I made exactly as written except that I always bake it in a bunt pan...makes a very pretty shape covered with the light and yummy frosting! Thanks for the post!

Chef Higgins January 08, 2010

This cake is so good. Light and fluffy and a great taste. I used unsweetened applesauce. Even the frosting is yummy. Me, my mom, my son loved it. DH a bit less because of the frosting but he's not the type who likes frosting. Thanks Ceezie. This is one of the best cake I made with a cake mix. Made for Please Review My Recipe.

Boomette March 21, 2009