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Mandarin Orange Cake

If you want to make cake but are squeezed for time, count on this recipe for a fast solution.—Charlene Wahlenmaier, Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, applesauce and oranges. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In another bowl, beat whipped topping, pineapple and pudding mix. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Chill.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 308 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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