Recipe by Denise Fox
"Yellow cake with mandarin oranges in the batter. Moist and memorable. Everyone will LOVE it. Fill with a nice Italian meringue buttercream or whipped cream, and layer drained mandarin oranges on top of filling. Frost cake with remaining buttercream or whipped cream."
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For the Cake:
1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
1 (11 ounce) can
For the Soaking Syrup:
orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier®
2 (15 ounce) cans
mandarin oranges, drained
Frosting or whipped cream (see Editor's Notes)
i have made this cake several times, although i make a frosting combining instant vanilla pudding made according to the packages directions, a tub of whipped topping, and a can of drained crushed pineapple. it goes really well with this rich, moist, and dense cake.
this was VERY average at best. i would recommend adding the juice of the oranges in first, then the fruit when the batter is well incorporated. all the mixing made the oranges disappear and basically seem nonexistent!
this is a wonderful, tasty, moist cake. the oranges should be folded into the batter just before placing into pans. i tried the glaze, but think that this cake needs a frosting to do it justice. i recently had good results whipping together the following: 8 oz. cool whip, 1 small van. pudding mix, 1-ll-oz can undrained mandarin oranges, and 1/4 c. triple sec. reserving some mandarin oranges to place around the top sets this off nicely.
make this cake delicious! 1 yellow cake mix, 1 can mandarin oranges, required eggs and oil. mix and bake cake according to package directions. frosting: 16oz cool whip, 1 pouch instant vanilla pudding, 8oz drained pineaple.
I agree with other reviews about adding the oranges at the end and then folding them in. I added about 3-5 drops of orange oil (not extract) to bump up the orange flavor. It still needed more orange flavor and I wished I would have added more. I purchased my oil at a cooking utensils store since they usually don't carry it at grocery stores.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mandarin Orange Cake II
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 117
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