Woo Hoo - spring is here! I'm loving the warmer temperatures we are having here in Virginia!
Pretty weather puts me in the mood to make dessert.
Who am I kidding?? I like making dessert no matter what the temperature is - HA!
I'm not into making elaborate recipes with ingredients lists that are hard to find.
I like making everyday desserts that I know most everyone will enjoy.
COOL WHIP Whipped Topping is a staple in many of my desserts.
COOL WHIP is convenient, easy to find and makes everyday desserts more special.
I remember coming home from school when I was young and my mom would have pudding with
COOL WHIP for our snack. Not the instant pudding kind either! Pudding cooked on the stove!
A spoonful of COOL WHIP made it even better!
My brothers and I may or may not have just dived into the COOL WHIP with a spoon too :)
She would also make us Jell-O Poke cake with a yummy COOL WHIP frosting, which inspired these cupcakes I made a few months ago. You can find the recipe HERE.
Anyway, I love this frosting so much I thought I would share another recipe with a very similar COOL WHIP frosting. This would be nice refreshing dessert on a warm spring day. Enjoy!
Mandarin Orange Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can (11oz.) mandarin oranges, diced but not drained
1/2 cup canola oil
1 small box vanilla instant pudding
1 small container (13 oz.) COOL WHIP
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Mix all of the cake ingredients together in a large bowl with an electric mixer.
Pour into your greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool cake completely before frosting.
For the frosting - In a large bowl mix the pudding and pineapple together with a spoon. Fold in the COOL WHIP until well blended. It may take a while. You can do it :)
Frost the cooled cake. Keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Note - This cake is even better made a day or two before you are going to serve it.
I would love to hear how COOL WHIP makes your everyday desserts even better.
Feel free to email me any recipes you would like to share!
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