Hidden Mandarin Orange CakeHidden Mandarin Orange CakeDessert
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
1 pkg. (10 oz.) prepared angel food cake,
1/2 cup boiling water,
1 pkg. (4-serving size) orange gelatin,
1 can (11 oz.) DOLE® Mandarin Oranges, drained, divided,
1-1/2 cups thawed whipped topping,
Step 1: Place cake on serving plate. Cut 3/4-inch-thick horizontal slice from top of cake using a serrated knife; set aside. With small knife, cut 1-inch wide and 1-inch deep tunnel inside center of cake; being careful not to cut through. Remove and save cutout for snack.
Step 2: Stir boiling water into dry gelatin in bowl 2 minutes, or until completely dissolved. Add enough cold water to 1/2 cup ice to measure 3/4 cup; stir into gelatin until completely melted. Remove 1/2 cup of the gelatin mixture and place in separate medium bowl. Add whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate until thick enough to spread, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3: Refrigerate remaining plain gelatin until thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup of mandarin oranges; spoon into tunnel of cake. Replace top of cake. Frost cake with reserved whipped topping and gelatin mixture. Garnish top with remaining mandarin oranges.