Mandarin Orange Upside Down Cake

Be sure to keep this cake refrigerated.  Mandarin oranges and coconut definately remind you of the tropics.

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Mandarin Orange Upside Down Cake

This light and refreshing cake can't be beaten.  Mandarin oranges are the highlight of this moist cake.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 425kcal


  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can 11 ounce mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 5 tablespoons flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat butter in rectangular 9"x13" pan, until melted. Sprinkle brown sugar in pan and then arrange orange slices. Sprinkle the sugar and oranges with coconut. Prepare cake mix, add the flour to the cake mix, and prepare it as directed, stirring in chopped pecans. Pour into pan and bake 45 to 55 minutes. Take out of the oven and immediately turn over.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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