I followed this recipe exactly for the cake. The cake, very moist and light with a wonderful citrusy flavor, is definitely one I will make again. I was worried however, about the layers sliding apart as mentioned by other reviewers, and having had problems before with corporate sponsored recipes (I think they must put them down on paper without actually testing them out sometimes), I took the comments to heart and decided to forgo the topping/filling part of the recipe for a stabilized cream cheese/whipped cream frosting and filling instead. I also used fresh mandarin oranges. The whole package together was pretty and very delicious, but I still had some slippage when it came time to cut the cake, although it was minor. It seemed to be the oranges in the middle layer that cause the problem. If I were to make this again, I might slice the top of the bottom cake layer to make it a more stable level, and also mix the oranges right into the filling which would really only work if you use the tinned mandarins (the tiny, sweet fresh mandarins I had were a really nice addition) Alternatively, forgo the oranges in the middle layer altogether and just pile them on top. Bottom line, the way this cake is put together does need a bit of tweaking, but it's worth playing with as it really is delicious.
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I followed this recipe exactly for the cake. The cake, very moist and light with a wonderful...