Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe With Pineapple Frosting
Mandarin orange cake is also called a Pig Pickin' or Pig Lickin' cake! I guess it was named that because you make a pig of yourself eating it!
This cake is so moist and creamy, and it's filled with distinct flavors of mandarin oranges and pineapple. The recipe is made easy with a cake mix and mandarin oranges. It's deliciously topped with a lightly sweetened frosting made with cool whip, pineapple, and instant pudding.
This scrumptious dessert will be enjoyed for any occasion, a superb choice for a birthday cake!
- 1 box yellow or butter cake mix
- ½ cup canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 small can mandarin oranges and juice
- 1 stick margarine
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (325 degrees Fahrenheit for dark pans).
- Beat with an electric mixer in a large bowl, the cake mix, canola oil, eggs, mandarin oranges, and margarine.
- Beat on low speed for 30 seconds to mix, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Pour into the greased or sprayed 13-inch x 9-inch pan.
- Place the cake in the preheated oven, and bake for 35 minutes or when a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake come out clean.
- Set the cake aside to cool for about an hour.
- Or you can make a layered cake by pouring it into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 minutes.
I love the cool whip frosting because it had a lighter taste and is not so sugary sweet! This frosting is like the cakes you buy at the supermarket bakery.
- 6-ounce box vanilla instant pudding
- 8-ounce Cool Whip
- 16 ounces can crushed pineapple and juice
- In a medium bowl stir together the crushed pineapple and instant pudding.
- Gently fold in the cool whip, spread on the cooled cake.
- Keep the cake refrigerated.
Questions & Answers
Question: Can I add the pineapple to the mandarin orange cake mix instead of the frosting?
Answer: No, I would not do that. There are recipes for pineapple cake. You do not want too much moisture in the cake batter or it will not turn out correctly.
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