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Mandarin Orange Cake Recipe

Mandarian orange cake

This delicious Mandarin Orange Cake with Mandarin Orange Icing is a great way to bring a unique and refreshing flavor to any special occasion. This cake has a moist and fluffy texture, thanks to lots of mandarin orange juice and zest in the batter. The icing is made with a combination of butter, icing sugar, and mandarin orange juice, making it both sweet and tart. This cake is perfect for any celebration, and can be served with a scoop of ice cream for a truly decadent dessert.

Mandarin orange cake
Mandarin orange cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup mandarin orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons mandarin orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in mandarin orange juice, zest, and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually stir in dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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