Luscious Mandarin Orange Cake

It’s cool, it’s creamy, it’s moist and it’s easy to have on hand because it stores in the fridge. There’s no denying the popularity of this orange-flavored cake with the creamy pineapple frosting.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1
can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained (reserve 1/3 cup liquid)
4
eggs
1
can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/2
to 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, if desired
1
cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or lightly spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, walnuts, orange segments, reserved 1/3 cup orange liquid, and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 To make pineapple frosting, stir together pineapple, dry pudding mix and orange peel. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spread on cake. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe is just part of the grand-prize winning entry of the Trinity Lutheran Church Women of Birchwood, Wisconsin, in Betty Crocker’s 1999 national Bake Sales Competition for nonprofit organizations that hold bake sales as a means of raising money.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.