Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cassy's Corner: Stupid Freakin' Computer

Okay, it's me..not Cassy. She is experiencing technical problems and is unable to post today. So, I thought I would jump in and post one of the recipes from LIVER LET DIE for the July 4th festivities. In the story, Myrtle owns the local diner and one of my characters is always trying to steal her recipes. This is her famous Mandarin Orange Cake and I promise, it's yummy and so cool for a hot day.

Here it is: Enjoy.

Myrtle’s Mandarin Orange Cake

For the cake:

1 package yellow cake mix
1 can (11 ounces)mandarin oranges with juices
½ cup cooking oil
4 large eggs, beaten

For the topping:

1 container (16 ounces)Cool Whip
1 can (8 ounces)crushed pineapple with juices
1 box (1.4 ounces)vanilla instant pudding, dry

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, mandarin oranges and juices, cooking oil, and eggs. Blend on low speed for one minute. Continue mixing on medium speed for 2 minutes until mixture is smooth. Pour into the greased dish and bake as indicated on the box. Cake is done when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool completely (approximately 30 minutes.) To make the topping, combine all of the topping ingredients and mix well by hand. Do not use a mixer. Spread the topping on top of the cake and store in the refrigerator until ready for serving.


Marilyn said...

Slurp! Sounds yummers.

Is that one of those tiny cans of oranges or a larger can?

Liz Lipperman said...

Marilyn, I went back and posted the recipe exactly as it will appear in the book (something I should have done in the first place.) Hope it helps. This is my kids' favorite cake.

Lindsay said...

Sounds good. Don't bake cakes and the like. To complicated for my brain

Anita Clenney said...

Oh, this sound great Liz. I'm going to have to try this. My cozy has a Myrtle too. Myrtle Crabtree is the baker and town gossip. Great minds think alike.

Poor Cassy and her computer. And Yay to Kari and her 4 1/2 RT stars.

Barbie Jo Mahoney said...

This sounds fantastic! I'm going to have to try it too, but not for my family (no one likes pineapple but me - go figure!)

next time I have to bring dessert somewhere this will be it!

You have the best recipes, Liz! I get asked for the fruit dip all the time! (it's so easy, even Barbie can do it!)

Lindsay said...

Bet I couldn make the fruit dip if it has only two ingredients in it and one is fruit