Mandarin Cake

Mandarin Cake


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


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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