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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.8
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 294.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Mandarin Orange Cake - Low Fat

Submitted by: SLCOLMAN

Introduction

Tangy citrus cake! Tangy citrus cake!
Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    1 (18.25 oz) pkg yellow cake mix
    4 egg whites
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges in juice
    1 (3.5 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
    1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple with juice
    1 (12 oz) container fat free whipped topping

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Directions

Mix cake mix, eggs, applesauce and oranges.
Beat on high about 6 minutes.
Put in a 9 x 13 pan, very well greased and floured.
Bake 15 minutes at 325 degrees, or until cake is done.
Let cool.
Mix pudding and pineapple with juice, fold in a large tub of whipped topping.
Top cake with this.
NOTES: Refrigerate.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLCOLMAN.





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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was one of the best cakes I have ever had!! The one thing I noticed though was the cooking time....I had to cook it an additional 20 minutes. - 12/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic - would never know it was lowfat. The topping would be good to spilt and use only halp on the cake and save to make for another time as a pudding or topping for angel food cake. - 2/5/08

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Reduce the calories by using sugar-free pudding mix. Great recipe! - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Delicious flavor, easy to make. Next time I would only use about 8oz of whipped topping as I had quite a bit leftover with the 12oz container. Highly recommended! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This sounds incredible. Will make it, but split the cake between 2 8" pans and freeze half so that it doesn't go to waste. - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this cake, but with a box of angel food cake instead of the yellow cake. Unfortunately, I also added the 4 egg whites/applesauce, which is something I wouldn't recommend -- it makes the cake fall & it gets really heavy/dense. All in all, it was absolutely delicious! My whole fam loved it! - 6/26/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent cake! I made it yesterday and it was delicious. I did find that I had to cook it much longer than 15 minutes for it to be done though. YUMMY! - 10/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this cake is excellent. had family over and they loved it too.. - 1/14/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    BONNYR...Look for fat free topping in the freezer case. Cool Whip is the most well known brand and there is usually a store brand as well.
    Jo - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! I used ff/sf pudding, and Dream Whip instead of Cool Whip -- less transfats, I believe. Guests loved it, too! - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this cake for a dinner party and it was a big hit. I omitted the frosting and only used Cool Whip Free as a topping. Brings the calories down with 16 servings. Bigger slice for everyone. Will keep in my recipe collection. - 3/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the same recipe I've made for years, but mine was the full fat version. I'm thrilled to find it's low-fat twin. The baking time is normally 30-35 minutes, based on your oven. And, 8 oz. of topping is plenty for a 9 x 13 pan. I used 12 oz. to frost an 8" 2-layer cake. - 10/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    EXCELLENT! Quite a hit, I'm making it again tomorrow for an office party! I did use the small tub of cool whip, and still had some left over. - 6/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had an absolutely overwhelming craving for cake one time and I made this. Delicous! I wouldn't classify it as a health food, but it definitely satisfied my craving and minimized damage. - 4/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect! Light and delicious and so very easy to make! - 4/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This cake was awesome, even the grandchildren loved it! - 9/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband's birthday. It was delicious! I made the mistake of getting the wrong sized container of fat free whipped topping, so the icing was a little running, but it still tasted GREAT! - 8/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful! I will try it soon! - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really enjoyed this cake. Took it for Sunday Dinner and everyone liked it. - 3/18/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    what a great spring time cake yum - 3/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome cake - 3/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a delicious cake. Definitely a good dessert and it's easy to make as well. - 3/17/07

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  • wow!! this cake is amazing! so light & moist & fresh! i'm making it again this weekend. thanks for the great recipe! - 4/27/12

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  • Absolutely loved this cake. I made it for a co workers birthday and it was a huge hit!!! - 5/19/11

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  • sounds absolutly yummy.
    - 5/13/11

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  • My husband really enjoyed it! Thanks! - 5/29/10

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  • This is a great recipe! The cooking time must be a typo folks. The only thing I do since the cake isn't eaten all at once at our house, is to keep the topping separate and add to the cake as we cut and eat it. Very light and refreshing.. - 4/11/10

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  • I made this last night and my family really liked it. It is not overly orangy but is moist. I used a smaller can of crushed pineapple in the topping and found it very good. Also, you definitely need to plan to add 20 minutes or more to cook time. I will definitely make this again. Enjoy. - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love mandarin oranges in anything, so this will be my next cake and so easy to make too. - 12/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has been my favorite cake since I was a little girl! Thank you so much for sharing a slimmer version of this! I can't wait to make it!! - 8/26/09

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  • Delicious, but I also had to bake for 35 minutes. Did not have crushed pineapple in house so put some chunks in blender and made some. - 8/22/09

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  • mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm good! - 8/9/09

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  • I love this recipe, just as stated. Mandarin oranges are a favorite of mine. - 8/6/09

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  • Wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe! - 7/29/09

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  • My daughter made this for my birthday party...big hit. The cake is moist, the flavor wonderful. Even those that didn't think they would like a "low-fat" cake loved it. - 7/27/09

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  • Sounds very yummy, will give it a try. - 7/27/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Followed the recipe as given and wound up with a cake the thickness and density of a hockey puck. Mandarin oranges disappeared and left no flavor behind - just sweetness, and too much sweetness at that! Poor recipe. Better to follow Betty Crocker's directions and get a lighter, no chol cake. - 7/25/09

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  • DIDN'T TRY THIS, BUT GOING TO. TRY ADDING A LITTLE VANILLA TO THE COOL WHIP. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. - 7/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this cake in its full fat version and I can't wait to make it now that it's been slimmed down! I like using a coconut cake mix instead of the yellow one sometimes, very tasty. - 7/20/09

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  • Good. Easy to make. Husband loved it. I only used 1/2 container of cool whip. Used fat free cool whip & pudding. Baked it 35 minutes. Cake would make a great short cake for any type of fruit. Will make again. Thanks. - 7/20/09

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  • Looks delicious. Looking forward to trying it. - 7/19/09

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  • this sounds delicious. I printed it out to make this week. - 7/19/09

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  • Very moist.Good eatting.Took to the church pionio. - 7/19/09

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  • Excellent! Top with a smidge of toasted coconut for a yummy pina colada cake!

    I baked for 35 minutes - not 15 as stated in the recipe. - 7/18/09

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  • I made this today -- the whole family loved it. - 7/18/09

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  • I just put it into the oven, I used lemon cake mix, will see how that works. - 7/17/09

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  • Can't wait to try this--Thanks! - 7/16/09

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  • Excellent cake! My family loved it and had seconds. I also had to bake it a lot longer than 15 minutes--about 35 minutes total, I think. Thanks SLCOLMAN for this recipe! - 7/15/09

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  • My family loves this cake. - 7/14/09

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  • I made it with angel food cake mix. I left out the egg whites and bake it according to the directions on the box. Yummy - 7/14/09

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  • This is an amazing recipe. - 7/14/09

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  • Very good summer-time cake. I took it to work and it was devoured instantly. - 7/14/09

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  • Very tasty; will definitely make again. - 7/14/09

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  • Sounds wonderful! We'ge going camping with friends over a birthday weekend ... I'm bringing this as a surprise for the birthday girl ... she will love it and so will everyone else in the group ... BOUNS: no leftovers for me to be tempted by! - 7/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try & make this but GF (gluten free) - 7/14/09

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  • I read it and just had to make it. It was delicious. I don't mind substituting another food for the calories in the cake, but it not having cholesterol was the winner for me.. Thank you. - 7/13/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Well, I finally made this cake. I took it to a house warming and everybody loved it. Save a piece for picky hubby and he loved it. Will keep that recipe to use in the future. - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good i love everything in it going to have to make this. thanks for sharing. - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great summer dessert. I'll try it soom - 7/13/09

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  • Used fat free pudding and it was delicious! - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow - this sounds so good I've printed it out and added missing ingredients to this week's shopping list! Can't wait! - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Yummy, cant wait to try it - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this recipe, it gives me back hope thaqt I can have cake. :) - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    going to make this today mmmmm - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, but too many calories for me. Maybe I could try to tweek it. - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    can someone tell me what brand of fat free whipped topping I purchase for this recipe. I''ve never used whipped topping so I have no idea if it comes in a tub, a bottle, or a package etc. Please advise me so I can make this recipe.
    Sparky
    - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm saving this to my recipe files! Thanks! :) - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a winner thank you - 7/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    its easy to do ,if you can get everything to buy
    what is fatfree whipped topping
    we have not even fatfree whipped cream - 7/13/09

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  • I made it last night.....Yummy! - 3/19/09

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  • THIS IS AMAZING! - 3/14/09

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