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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  3. In a medium bowl add the eggs, sugar and the entire can of mandarin oranges, juice too.
  4. Using a mixer on low speed, mix until combined and there are no more mandarin orange segments visible.
  5. Add flour mixture to the orange mixture.
  6. Using a mixer, mix for about 2 minutes and until combined.
  7. Grease and flour a 9″ x 13″ cake pan.
  8. Pour batter into the pan.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted I the center comes out clean.
  10. Frost with Whipped Pineapple Frosting. Link for frosting is below.




  1. 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!

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