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Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mildred Greene (a.k.a. Nan, Grandma Greene, Aunt Mil)
Added: Monday, April 7, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 box yellow cake mix
1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, with juice
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 9 oz. Cool Whip
1 8 oz. crushed pineapple with juice
1 small box Jello instant vanilla pudding

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 35o. Grease & flour three 9-inch cake layer pans. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, oranges with their juice, eggs & cooking oil. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among the 3 pans. Bake 20 minutes til brown & tester comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes & turn out onto wire racks to cool about 30 minutes.

Frosting: Combine Cool Whip, pineapple with juice & vanilla pudding mix. Frost between the layers and on top of cake. Keep covered (in a cake keeper) & refrigerated til ready to serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour & 20 minutes, including baking
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Some people in the South refer to it as "Pig-Pickin' Cake" because it's traditionally served at family barbeques where they roast a whole pig in a pit

 

 

 

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