Incredibly Cool and Refreshing Mandarin Orange Cake

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 10-12


  • 1
    (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1
    cup vegetable oil
  • 2
    (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges
  • 1
    (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip or store brand)
  • 1
    (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan (I use a pyrex baking pan so I can serve the cake right in the pan).
  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and ONE can of oranges with juice.
  • Mix by hand or with mixer until smooth (you will still see bits of oranges).
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until thin steak knife inserted in center come out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely on rack.
  • In a large bowl, mix whipped topping, the other can of mandarin oranges with juice and dry pudding mix until well combined and smooth.
  • Spread on cooled cake.