Lemon Delight

Lemon Delight


"A lemon cake mix souped-up with mandarin oranges, pudding, pineapple and whipped topping. Quick, easy and good. Always a hit!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 176 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, madarin oranges with juice, sour cream and eggs until smooth and creamy. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. To make the frosting, stir together the pineapple and instant pudding mix in a medium bowl. Fold in whipped toping. Frost cooled cake.
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Reviews 48

  1. 58 Ratings

Mia Somerville Honaker

This was a great cake. My husband had accidentally put in the whole 8 oz. container of sour cream instead of the 1/2 cup. The cake turned out very moist and delicious. Tried it with the 1/2 cup the next time - will definitely put in the whole cup!!

Sandra Jacob

Just make sure you mix the cake and the other ingredients before you put in the oranges


This is an easy and delicious recipe! The fruit gives it a light feeling that is a nice change from heavy desserts yet it's quite satisfying for those with a sweet tooth. I added some toasted coconut on top of the icing, which was a tasty addition & nice looking garnish. Next time I'm going to try adding a few more oranges to balance the lemon flavor of the cake mix & see if that works. I made it Mother's Day and it was a huge hit with everyone except one picky adult and her two picky kids wouldn't even try it (they won't eat anything that's not plain choc/vanilla). This one is definitely going in my arsenal of summer recipes.