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mandarin orange cake - from scratch

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

One word for this cake..its DELICIOUSSSSSS! Enjoy! My photos

(6 ratings)
yield 12 - 16
prep time 25 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mandarin orange cake - from scratch

  • 2 - 1/2 c
  • 2 - 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 - 1/2 c
    sugar, divided
  • 4
  • 11 oz
    can mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 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

How To Make mandarin orange cake - from scratch

  • 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 as to why filling looks a little
  • 10