Mandarin Orange Cake
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
1 package yellow, butter or French vanilla cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 15 oz can mandarin oranges, un drained and separated
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, un drained
1 3.4 oz box vanilla or French vanilla instant pudding mix
1 13 oz cool whip, thawed whipped topping
Add the cake mix, oil, eggs and mandarin oranges with liquid to a large mixing bowl. Remove 6-8 orange segments and set aside for garnish.
Using a electric mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment blend together the cake ingredients. Pour batter into two greased and floured round cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden brown and the cake springs back. Remove from oven and let cool in pans 10 minutes.
Remove from pans and cool completely on a baking rack. Frost when cakes are completely cooled.
Prepare the frosting by adding the dry pudding mix and un drained pineapple together in a large bowl and mix with a spoon.
Fold in cool whip until well blended. Frost both layers and sides of cake. Garnish with remaining mandarin orange segments. Keep refrigerated before serving.