Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Mandarin Orange Cake

 I'm so happy you can now find gluten free cake mix at a regular grocery store!

The Oregon Medical Association Alliance put together a cookbook filled with recipes from Oregon's Medical families. All proceeds are benefiting our local Ronald McDonald Houses. (Click here to see how I feel about the Ronald McDonald House.) I love cookbooks where people submit recipes because I feel that people share only their very best recipes. So for these 2 reasons I was happy to purchase this cookbook.

From Our House to Yours Cookbook. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charaties

The first recipe that I made was the Mandrin Orange Cake...it was delicious! And I was able to easily adapt it to be gluten free by using a box of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix. I just love old fashioned looking cakes especially when I put them on my mom's antique pressed-glass cake stand.

Iced cake on the lovely cake stand that my mom recently gave me!

I didn't use the icing recipe and frosted it instead with fresh whipped cream and about 10oz of drained, crushed pineapples mixed in. It was especially good the next day after it had been thoroughly refrigerated.

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Mandarin Orange Cake

1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix (or any regular yellow cake mix)
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 11oz can mandarin oranges with juice

Mix all ingredients at least 4 minutes. Pour into greased and floured round cake pans. Bake 350 for 30 minutes (25 minutes if you are using regular cake mix) or until a toothpick comes out clean

1 9 oz Cool Whip
1 sm instant vanilla pudding, dry
1 15 oz can of crushed pineapple


  1. I love this recipe post! That's so cool that Betty Crocker makes gluten free stuff now!

  2. Yum! That sounds easy enough, I'll have to give it a try. We do a lot of gluten free, but even more so I try to do grainfree so we use coconut flour and almond flour for baked goods. Of course there isn't always time for that and the 10 eggs it calls for ;)