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Coconut Orange Cake Yummmy


ingredients 

cake
1 orange cake mix - i used pillsbury moist supreme creamsicle cake mix -
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
tools - cake leveler for beautiful even cake layers

frosting
1 - 16- oz - can mandarin oranges do not drain crushed
note- If you are using mandarin oranges for garnish be sure to set a few aside
1 - 6 oz - large instant vanilla pudding mix - not prepared -
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 - 7 oz- frozen whipped topping thawed

method

preheat oven to 360 - f degrees line two 10 cake pans with parchment paper and then spray with nonstick baking spray
prepare the cake mix according to the package directions after the cake has been mixed well stir in 1 cup of coconut bake according to cake mix instructions for two 10 cake pans after cooked through remove from oven and let cool
prepare frosting- in a large mixing bowl crush the mandarin oranges with their juices with an electric mixer mix in the instant pudding mix and coconut and mix well fold in the whipped topping until combined
when the cakes are cool enough to handle remove them from the pans and set on a flat surface using a cake leveler cut the tops off both of the cakes to get a flat surface take one of the cakes and place the cut side down on the cake plate add a layer of frosting place the 3nd layer cut side down on top of the frosting layer - this will give you a perfectly flat surface on the top of the cake for great looking frosting - frost the top and sides of the cake garnish with a few mandarin oranges if desired
let chill in the fridge for several hours before serving


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