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Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake

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Hey there, friends and food lovers! I’m thrilled to guide you today on a culinary journey into the heart of the tropics. Our destination? A decadent, bright, and truly unforgettable Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake. Envision this – a tangy dance of mandarins and pineapple, hugged by a velvety, whipped frosting. Tempting, isn’t it?

Hold onto your aprons; we’re about to embark on a delicious adventure!


To start our exciting tropical bake-off, let’s gather our ingredients:

For the tempting cake base:

  • 1 box of your preferred yellow cake mix (around 18.25 ounces)
  • The necessary amount of eggs and vegetable oil as specified on the cake mix box
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained well (around 15 ounces)

For the dreamy frosting:

  • 1 tub of whipped topping (approximately 16 ounces)
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple, juice included (around 15 ounces)
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained, for a vibrant finish (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 packet of vanilla pudding mix (around 3.4 ounces)


  1. Ignite our baking journey by preheating your oven to 350°F (around 175°C). Be sure to prepare a 9×13-inch cake pan by coating it with your favorite non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Follow the directions on the cake mix box to prepare the batter. Now for the exciting twist – delicately incorporate the drained mandarin oranges into the mix. Don’t worry if the oranges crumble a bit – it only enhances the batter with a lovely citrus infusion!
  3. Next, pour your mandarin-filled batter into the ready cake pan and place it in your preheated oven for 25-35 minutes. Let the cake rest and cool in the pan for a minimum of 30 minutes. This is when our cake starts coming to life!
  4. While our cake is settling down, let’s whip up our creamy frosting. Blend together the whipped topping and vanilla pudding mix. Then fold in the crushed pineapple, juice and all, adding a sweet and tangy dimension to your frosting!
  5. After the cake has fully cooled, cover it with a generous layer of your pineapple-kissed whipped topping. Adorn it with mandarin orange slices for an eye-catching touch and an extra citrus punch!
  6. Shield your beautiful creation and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before you cut and serve. This cooling time allows the flavors to fuse perfectly – and trust me, your patience will be rewarded!
  7. This Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake isn’t merely a dessert, it’s a flavorful voyage. It’s about the unique blend of tropical flavors harmonizing in a sweet melody. Try this recipe today, and let this radiant dessert add a dash of sunshine to your meals. Here’s to baking with joy!


  • Select a high-quality yellow cake mix: It forms the foundation of your dessert.
  • Gently fold mandarin oranges into the mix: It enhances the cake’s flavor and texture.
  • Cool the cake completely before frosting: This helps the frosting stay intact and fluffy.
  • Use fresh ingredients when possible: Fresh fruits elevate the cake’s flavor.
  • Garnish for visual appeal: Mandarin slices make the cake more enticing.
  • Patience is key: Allow the cake to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving to deepen the flavors.

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