Mandarin Cake 

We were given so many mandarins they’re everywhere! 

Good thing middle child eats them like mad and toddler has at least 1 a day. So far I’ve made this cake, covered a few in chocolate, have a bag ready for a friend and looking into marmalade. 

This recipe used up 8 out of a million 😂

  • 8 mandarins (6 tbsp juice and 1 tbsp zest)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups SR flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
  1. Heat oven to 170 deg. Line a cake tin or loaf pan with baking paper 
  2. Mix flour and salt in a bowl
  3. Mix oil, milk, vanilla, butter, zest and 4 tbsp juice in another bowl
  4. Mix eggs and sugar together in a large bowl  (using electric mixer this time) add flour mix and oil mix bit by bit until all mixed and runny
  5. Pour into tin and cook for 1 hr. Test to see if cooked by inserting a knife or toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean 
  6. Leave to cool in tin before moving to cooling rack – about half an hour 
  7. When cooled mix 2 tbsp with icing sugar and spread 

This recipe would taste amazing using lemon or orange too!

Note ** this is has a strong mandarin flavour so reduce amount of juice if you like. Would still be delicious with just a hint of mandarin. 


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