Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 31 mins
  • Servings: 8-10
  • About This Recipe

    “Cool and refreshing”



  • 1white cake mix
  • 4eggs
  • 1/2 cupoil
  • 1 (8ounce) cans mandarin oranges

  • 1 (6 ounce) packages vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (20ounce) cans crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 (16ounce) containers Cool Whip
  • Directions

  • Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and oranges.
  • Beat on high about 6 minutes.
  • Put in round pans, very well greased and floured.
  • Bake 15 minutes 325 degrees.
  • Let cool.
  • mix pudding with pineapple with juice, fold in a large bowl of cool whip.
  • Top cake with this.
  • NOTES: Refrigerate.
  • Reviews

  • “This is very similar to a recipe that’s been handed down in my family for a long time and I’ve never come across it anywhere else. We call it “Piggy Good Eating Cake” and it’s a birthday favorite, especially for summer birthdays. It’s a little different, primarily in that we use a yellow cake mix and use cream cheese in our frosting. We also put pineapple & mandarin oranges in the cake and the frosting. It’s so good with just the right amount of sweetness and the fruit makes it so light and flavorful. We decorate the top with mandarin oranges and sometimes some marachino cherries as well. It’s very yummy and different from the average cake.”

  • “This is my husband’s favorite cake-it is light, not overly sweet, and refreshingly ‘fruity’.His grandmother makes it and her recipe calls it a “Sunrise” cake.She uses yellow or butter recipe cake mix-I find that has a prettier color to complement the bits of mandarin oranges”

  • “I loved this cake it was so good. My coworkers loved it.I did not use box cake mix.I used the 1-2-3-4 cake recipe of of the cake flour.The pineapple was just right.I will make this cake again in the summer. The only thing I would change is maybe add more pudding mix”

  • “Just a few comments/suggestions.I use 3 round pans to make this cake (you did not say how many but I’m assuming you use two). I also try to make this recipe a complete day ahead of when I’m going to serve it as it lends to a stronger flavor.Remember to store this always in the refrigerator.It is a very refreshing cake to serve and also quite pretty when serving for showers or parties.”

  • “Delicious easy to make cake. I used a springform pan greased with recipe #78579 and baked it a little longer. I toasted some coconut lightly to garnish the top of the cake. Another keeper. Thanks for posting.”

  • “I used my own cake recipe but tried this frosting on it.The pineapple was way to overpowering for the oranges.It tasted like a pineapple cake.I was very disappointed.”

  • “VERY refreshing! I used a yellow cake mix – next time we’ll try a lemon cake mix, as suggested by my DH’s great aunt.”

  • “I was going to post this recipe and realized that it was already posted.I used to make this cake all the time…I use a yellow cake however, and I use crushed pineapples(drained), along with the vanilla pudding and whip cream for frosting. This cake has a mellow smooth texture. Not an overly orangy flavor,actually the orange flavor is very very subtle. This is a great cake to make for a bbq or any other get together. Trust me, they will all be asking for the recipe.”