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.