Awesome Orange Refrigerator Cake-Diabetic Friendly

Awesome Orange Refrigerator Cake-diabetic Friendly Recipe

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penny jordan


I love to make cakes and take them to social functions. I especially like cakes that are easy such as those that start with a cake mix. I am diabetic(and have a sweet tooth so I am always experimenting, trying to "invent" cakes and other desserts that are "diabetic-friendly")...

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25 Min
30 Min



1 box
1 (18.25-ounce) package orange cake mix or sugar-free yellow cake mix
1 box
(4-serv. ) sugar free orange jell-o (dry)
2 large
1/2 c
vegetable or canola oil
1/2 c
1 c
orange juice (non-concentrated) (i use 'simply orange').


4 oz
whipped cream cheese, softened
1 pkg
(4-serv.) sugar-free/fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix, (dry)
1 Tbsp
1 c
crushed pineapple in 100% juice (drained)
3/4 c
orange juice, non-concentrated ('simply-orange')
1-8 oz. pkg
frozen whipped topping (lite), thawed
2 c
mandarin oranges (drained well), divided (1 c. for garnish, optional)

How to Make Awesome Orange Refrigerator Cake-Diabetic Friendly


  • 1* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    * Coat a 9 x 13 x2-inch cake pan with cooking spray. (Bakers' Secret).

    * In a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, dry jell-o mix, eggs, oil, orange juice and water until well blended.
    * Pour into prepared cake pan.
    * Bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. * Remove from oven and let cool.

    ** Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, make frosting by beating cream cheese and orange juice.
    *Add pudding mix and sugar; beat well.
    * Stir in pineapple and mandarin oranges until well combined then fold in whipped topping.
    * Frost cooled cake, cover loosely, and chill at least one hour before serving.
    * Enjoy!
    **Store leftovers in refrigerator in covered container.

    ***Garnishing Tip:
    *If you'd like, just before serving, decorate your cake with 1 cup canned mandarin oranges that have been well drained.

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About Awesome Orange Refrigerator Cake-Diabetic Friendly

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy