Amish Mandarin Orange Cake
Have you ever heard of such a thing as Mandarin Orange Cake? I never have so of course I had to try it. I found this recipe in “Amish Family Favorites” cookbook and the recipe was by Mrs. David Ray Yoder. The recipe was very vague so I wasn’t sure if it would turn out but it did. I rewrote the recipe so you could understand it. After some research about this cake I saw where it was common to frost it with a Whipped Pineapple Frosting. Mrs. Yoder didn’t use this frosting, she just put a dollop of fresh whipped cream on hers. You can make yours either way you would like.
Below is the link to the Whipped Pineapple Frosting:
Whisk the flour, baking soda
and salt together.
In a medium bowl add the eggs, sugar and
entire can of mandarin oranges, liquid too.
Using a mixer, blend on low speed until combined
and mandarin oranges are no longer in segments.
Add flour mixture.
Using a mixer, mix well for about
2 minutes on medium speed.
Grease and flour a 9” x 13” cake pan.
Pour cake batter into the pan.
I greased my pan using my homemade
Non Stick Pan Coating Recipe – link below:
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven
for 45 – 55 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted in the center comes out clean.
Frost with Whipped Pineapple Frosting, recipe link below:
Amish Mandarin Orange Cake
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 – 11 oz can mandarin oranges, undrained
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a small bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.
- In a medium bowl add the eggs, sugar and the entire can of mandarin oranges, juice too.
- Using a mixer on low speed, mix until combined and there are no more mandarin orange segments visible.
- Add flour mixture to the orange mixture.
- Using a mixer, mix for about 2 minutes and until combined.
- Grease and flour a 9″ x 13″ cake pan.
- Pour batter into the pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted I the center comes out clean.
- Frost with Whipped Pineapple Frosting. Link for frosting is below.
Categories: Amish/Mennonite, Cakes, Desserts, Fruit
I never ever hear about that. Keep sharing more heavenly yummy recipes😍.
So wonderful looking
This sounds yummy. Maybe I will try it for the next potluck at the church.
It would be a good one for a potluck. It makes a ton! I gave a bunch away and still have some left!
Good to know.
Thanks for sharing.
Oh, my! I don’t think it could be any easier! And I bet it’s sinfully delicious with your pineapple frosting on it!
Yes the frosting definitely makes the cake! Thank you Robin!
And I just found a can of mandarin oranges in my pantry!
Woo Hoo!!!! It’s a sign…lol
Nice and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Yes it was super simple! You’re welcome!
Oh, that sounds lovely!
Can’t beat an Amish recipe! Thank you Jennifer!
Super yummy sounding!
Thanks another great Amish recipe!
This is great for making sometime in the holidays! We have a lot of birthdays coming up and I am planning to surprise someone with this cake!
What a nice surprise that would be! It is another simple one Jess! Thanks!
Thanks to you for giving me the recipe!
I never heard of this kind of cake but it looks very good, Diane. Is it as zesty like a lemon cake?
No it really isn’t that zesty. You can taste the orange but the pineapple frosting with the orange is a great combination! The cake is like a sponge cake.
Looks absolutely delicious! Just cant wait to try this.
Thanks so much!
I’d eat it with my hands lol!!!!
You could! It’s like a sponge cake and holds it shape perfectly!