Mandarin Orange Cupcakes

Kelly Young


The most moist cake you will ever eat!! I make these for every occassion! (And the name is deceptive, it does not taste like oranges!)

★★★★★ 1 vote
24 Cupcakes or Layer Cake
20 Min


18.25oz box yellow cake mix
1 c
vegetable oil
11oz can mandarin oranges with juice
8oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
20oz can crushed pineapple with juice
3.4oz package of instant vanilla pudding

How to Make Mandarin Orange Cupcakes


  • 1Preheat oven to 350
  • 2In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and mandarin orange segments with juice. Beat until smooth.
  • 3Pour into 2 9in round cake pans, greased and floured....or 24 cupcakes with cupcake liners.
  • 4Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and tooth pick comes out clean. Cool comepletely before frosting!!! (I never time mine, i just go by look but i would say maybe 15 min for cupcakes and 25 for 9in cakes..just a guesstimate tho, sorry)
  • 5To make topping: Beat together thawed whipped topping, pineapple with juice and dry pudding mix until well blended. I usually refridgerate for like an hour so it can set up.
  • 6Spread topping on cooled cupcakes. If making a layered cake...remove cakes from pan and cool on wire rack, cool completely, then slice each cake in half to make 2 thinner round cakes, you should have a total of 4 round cakes. Then place one cake on dish, icing, repeat with all four layers, then icing the top and sides with remaining icing.
  • 7Store in the refridgerator. Taste better cold and after sitting in the fridge overnight! This cake last a while if stored properly..Enjoy!!

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About Mandarin Orange Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #Cupcakes