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A classic potluck cake that’s even more delicious if you make it the night before. Yummy and convenient!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 stick Margarine, Softened
  • 1 can (14 Oz. Can) Mandarin Oranges, Drained, 1/2 Cup Juice Reserved
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • _____
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 1 package (4 Oz. Box) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1 can (20 Oz. Can) Crushed Pineapple, Juice Reserved
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 ounces, fluid Frozen Whipped Topping (such As Cool Whip)
  • Extra Mandarin Orange Slices, For Garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the cake, combine cake mix, margarine, 1/2 cup juice from the mandarin oranges, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for four minutes on medium-high. Add drained oranges and beat again until pieces are broken up and small. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven and cool completely. If desired, turn out cake onto a large platter.

Once cake is cool, blend juice from drained pineapples with the vanilla pudding mix. Add powdered sugar and mix, then mix in whipped topping. Stir in drained pineapple. Spread on cooled cake and refrigerate several hours.

To serve, cut cake into squares and top each square with a mandarin orange slice.

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tiffanyjoy on 5.18.2011

Our family calls this Sunshine Cake because it’s a cool summery cake…it makes the most sense to us. =)

Instead of vanilla extract, I use almond extract; and instead of vanilla pudding, I use cheesecake pudding.

I’ve managed to make it as a two layer round cake, but cupcakes were not successful. Make sure the frosting is really cold for the round cake before frosting.

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msblue on 3.28.2011

Made this cake for the first time and presented it to my husband on his birthday. He loved it and so did everyone else. I made it as a layer cake and noticed that refrigerating it for awhile made the frosting so much better and also it’s flavor improved.

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rccooks on 3.9.2011

Made your cake for a ladies group today. Everyone loved it, and asked for the recipe. …so easy and so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe…..

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debjg55 on 2.17.2011

yes it can be made into a layer cake, but the tiers tend to slide. It would be easier to use the 13×9-inch pans and make more than one.

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debjg55 on 2.17.2011

Thank You. I lost this recipe from my ex MIL. I couldn’t remember the amounts for the cake. I’ve seen similar recipes, but none had the oranges in them.

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stellap on 6.12.2013

I’ve made this several times, and the cake is in the oven right now! Only change I made was to use 8 oz of Kool Whip instead of 4 0z. I did it by accident the first time, and it turned out really well.

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christynbj on 5.16.2012

what a great, light and fruity cake. Nice change from typical heavier cakes!

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scarlett99 on 4.26.2012

My family really enjoyed this cake. The caks is really nice and fluffy and the pinapple was really nice in the frosting. I’ll be making this again!

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Johanna Grace on 9.6.2011

This is my favorite cake to make, EVER! It’s so easy, and so yummy, and people think you’re really smart when you serve it. :)
Love this Ree!

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ferguskim on 5.23.2011

This is very good and easy too!

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