Mandarin Orange Cake III Recipe -
Mandarin Orange Cake III Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Mandarin Orange Cake III

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"Easy and delicious scratch cake topped with coconut walnut sauce. The mandarin oranges make it very moist. "

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch square pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch square cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg, vanilla, mandarin oranges and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  3. Pour batter into an 8 inch square cake pan. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

It was okay, something easy to make for potluck

Sep 23, 2007

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

Apr 04, 2004

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!

Mar 26, 2006

I followed the directions perfectly, and then when it was finished baking, I put a cake tester in it and it cake out with all this stuff on it... so, I put the cake back in the oven and it wound up baking for another half hour. But when I toook it out and tried to flip it, it wouldn't flip, so I then decided to loosen the sides and it finally did flip, but when it finally flipped, I found out that the bottom was a sticky substance and stuck to the bottom, not allowing the cake to filp. So, I then cleaned out my pan, and re-greased it. I put the mixture back in and tried to let it re-bake. It turned out weird again and I finally decided to give up.

Jun 02, 2008

OMG!!!!!!! This cake really caught me by surprise,it is delicious! If you have not tried this recipe, you are missing out on a real treat. this is a recipe that I will keep. I can't wait to make it again.

Jul 15, 2003

easy, good. you don't taste the oranges though, but it a nice, light snacking dessert.

May 06, 2009

I made this healthier by using white whole wheat flour and cutting the sugar a little. I used pineapple instead of oranges. It's what I had on hand. I put the icing on as soon as the cake came out. Then, put it under the broiler 6 in. from heat for 3-4 min. until toasty brown. Very, very good!


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  • Calories
  • 374 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 326 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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