Mandarin Orange Cake - From Scratch


Cassie * Recipe

By Cassie * 1lovetocook1x


Rating:
Serves:
12 - 16
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

One word for this cake..its DELICIOUSSSSSS!

Enjoy!


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Ingredients

2 - 1/2 c
flour
2 - 1/4 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
butter, room temperature
2 - 1/2 c
sugar, divided
4
eggs
11 oz
can mandarin oranges, undrained
FROSTING
2 c
whipping cream
1 box
3.4 ounce (4-serving size) box instant vanilla pudding ( i use french vanilla )
1
8-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
2
In a small bowl, whisk flour and baking powder. Set aside.
3
Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar. Add eggs one at a time until all combined.
4
Add entire can of mandarin oranges. Beat into batter, slightly crushing up oranges.
5
Slowly add flour mixture until well mixed.

Divide batter between 2 pans. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until pick comes out clean.
6
While cakes are baking, make the frosting.

Whip cream with remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and pudding mix until stiff peaks form. Hand stir-in pineapple and juice. ( I had a few mandarin oranges left and threw them in along with the pineapple for color).

Refrigerate till ready to use.
7
When cakes are baked; cool in pans for 2 minutes.

Remove from pans and completely cool on wire rack.
8
I place 3 sheets of waxed paper on serving platter, to have a mess free plate after frosting. Just pull the sheets out from under the cake when frosting is finished.
9
Place first cooled cake, bottom side up. Frost the top, add the second layer frost the top and sides.

I sprinkled some toasted coconut on the top. Completely optional. Should refrigerate 1 hour prior to serving.

My kids wouldn't wait till the cake had a chance to set up...so as to why filling looks a little soft..lol
10
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American


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41 Comments

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Cassie * 1lovetocook1x
May 15, 2014
Matthew...so sorry I never got the notification with your question...just now saw it...but, to answer your question, with the whipped cream in the icing, I wouldn't leave it sit without refrigeration long...hope this helps...sorry so late with reply! :)
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Cassie * 1lovetocook1x
May 15, 2014
Thanks so much Marsha...your tweaks sound lovely...so glad you tried this cake...thanks for coming back to give your feedback...Hugs!
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marsha van dyke AuntieM5
May 8, 2014
This was delicious. I've been looking for a recipe for Aloha Cake that was made from scratch. I tweaked the frosting a pinch and used TruWhip instead of whipping cream, coconut cream pudding and 20 oz of crushed pineapple. This cake is awesome! Thanks for sharing!