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Recipe of the Week: Mandarin Orange Cake (Canada)

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yummmy mandarin orange cake

One of our daughters loves to bake and cook. This is her favourite dessert to make for our family... needless to say, we enjoy it very much.

Henriette Faber, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 40 minutes

  • 2 cups / 200 g flour
  • 1 cup / 225 g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained (retain juice, plus a few slices for decoration)


Pre-heat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas 4

1 Measure all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. If the mix is a little dry, add 1 tbsp of reserved juice.

2 Pour into greased cake tin and bake for 40 minutes.

Turn out to cool and then garnish with a few saved mandarin slices.