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Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

If you want to make cake but are squeezed for time, count on this recipe for a fast solution.—Charlene Wahlenmaier, Grants Pass, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, applesauce and oranges. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In another bowl, beat whipped topping, pineapple and pudding mix. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Chill. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 308 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.