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Incredibly Cool and Refreshing Mandarin Orange Cake

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“This is sooooo refreshing on a hot day and is the perfect ending to a BBQ (or any) meal. Everyone who has ever tried this has raved about it. It is so yummy and light and does not last a day in our house! If you do have any left, store it in the refrigerator. (Cooling time is not added to the prep or cook times.)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/2 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip or store brand)
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan (I use a pyrex baking pan so I can serve the cake right in the pan).
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil and ONE can of oranges with juice.
  4. Mix by hand or with mixer until smooth (you will still see bits of oranges).
  5. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until thin steak knife inserted in center come out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely on rack.
  8. In a large bowl, mix whipped topping, the other can of mandarin oranges with juice and dry pudding mix until well combined and smooth.
  9. Spread on cooled cake.

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