Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This cake was published in the very first edition of the magazine "Southern Lady". It was created as a tribute to the magazine by a lady in Atlanta known as the "Cake Lady". She is truly talented! This is my most favorite cake and the one that's most often requested at my house. I have been making this cake for years and I follow the recipe exactly as it's written. I have never in all those years had this cake turn out soggy. True, it is a MOIST cake, but if made as written, should not be soggy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour a tube cake pan.
  2. Combine the cake mix, sugar and flour in a large bowl.
  3. Add the sour cream, the oil and orange extract.
  4. Mix at low speed with a mixer.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add in the mandarin oranges and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  10. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  11. Combine the orange juice and confectioners sugar well.
  12. Drizzle over the cake.


Most Helpful

Fantastic cake!!!! I baked this a couple of days ago to have with Thanksgiving dinner today. It was great, moist and most yummy. Everyone here raved about it. Thanks for posting :o)

Okitsme November 24, 2011

This was oh so moist and delicious. My hubby loves cakes like this; well the whole family loved it. Thanks for posting. Prepared for PAC fall '09.

carolinafan October 08, 2009

I work with Dreamgoddess and she gave me this recipe a couple of years ago. It is my husbands all time favorite. Just a hint though. It is best after it sits for a couple of days. If you want to serve it on a Saturday, cook it on Thursday night. One of the best things about this cake is that it is made with a cake mix and goes together in just a few minutes. But don't tell anyone it is a mix, because they won't know if you don't tell!!!

Jellyqueen November 21, 2002

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