Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mandarin Orange Cake

This cake is a very light, very cool dessert. It is great for a dessert for Easter.

1 pkg orange cake mix
1 pkg orange jello
3/4 cup boiling water
2/3 cup cold water

2 - 18 oz cans mandarin orange segments, drained
1 - 8 oz Cool Whip
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
2/3 cup water

Prepare cake according to package directions. Cool 25 minutes. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water stir in cold water. Set aside at room temperature; stir occasionally. Poke holes in warm cake with fork; pour gelatin slowly over cake. Refrigerate.

For topping, combine 1 can orange segments, Cool Whip, pudding and water in large bowl. Stir, crushing oranges slightly. Spread over cake. Garnish with remaining orange segments.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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