Mandarin Cake

    50 minutes

    This is an easy and delicious cake topped with coconut walnut sauce. The mandarin makes it very moist.

    24 people made this

    Serves: 9 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (250g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 (410g) tin mandarin, drained
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 3/4 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20cm square cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, vanilla, mandarin and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well.
    3. Pour batter into a 20cm square cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    4. While the cake is baking prepare the sauce. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil and stir in coconut and 1/2 cup walnuts. While still hot pour over cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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    My husband and 15 yr. old son thought this cake was "the greatest"! It is very simple and the topping makes the cake. I used pecans and also added 1/2 of the mandarin orange juice to the cake mix,making it delicious and very moist. A wonderful, easy, supper dessert!  -  17 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a nice easy and quick recipe. At first I couldn't believe there was no butter in the batter. But then I realized the more I mix it, the more liquid it becomes because the mandarin oranges becomes flakes. You don't taste the orange, but it is a light and refreshing cake. If you are looing for something not overly sweet and can stand alone without a glob of icing on top, this is a good recipe  -  23 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this yesterday and it's almost gone! My husband said, "I can't stay away from this cake!" ...and this from a man who doesn't like desserts without chocolate. I didn't have coconut and didn't feel like using nuts so I made it without. The frosting really makes this cake!  -  04 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)