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Quick & Easy: Buddy's Mandarin Cake with Chocolate Frosting

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Quick & Easy: Buddy's Mandarin Cake with Chocolate Frosting


Buddy’s Mandarin Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Makes 8 to 10 servings


2 Tbsp butter 

9 Buddy’s Mandarins

½ cup water or as needed

1 package (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix

3 eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp salt

Chocolate frosting (See Quick & Easy recipe below.)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans. Juice 4 mandarins in a measuring cup. Add water to reach 1 cup liquid. Zest 2 mandarins. In a large mixing bowl, combine mandarin juice, mandarin zest, cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla and salt. Blend with an electric blender for 2 minutes, or until batter is smooth. Divide batter into cake pans. Smooth tops. Bake 24 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. 

Remove from pans. Transfer to wire racks. Let cool 30 minutes. Transfer cakes to a flat surface. If needed, trim the top with a sharp knife. Transfer one layer to a serving platter. Peel and slice 2 mandarins. Spread ½ cup frosting over top. Place mandarin slices over frosting. Top with the other cake layer. Frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting. Decorate top of cake with 1 peeled and section mandarin. 

Chocolate Frosting


⅔ cup butter

1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

5 cups powdered sugar

⅔ cup milk

2 tsp vanilla extract


Cream butter and cocoa. Add powdered sugar and milk, alternating. Add vanilla and beat until creamy.

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