Have you ever had a recipe scream out ‘make me right now’?
Ok, perhaps it has not actually screamed out loud, but when I go into the kitchen and stand for a few minutes thinking about something to make, this Mandarin Orange cake comes to my mind almost immediately.
After years and years of making this Mandarin Orange cake and taking it to potlucks, ……and being asked for the recipe,…I have decided it is time to give out this recipe which consists of two cups of almost everything.
Ok, not everything but close.
First a little background.
…This recipe came from a lady who used to do the filing at a business I worked for about 30 years ago….her name was Edith.
She brought it to work at a potluck and I thought it was so good, I asked her for the recipe and I have been making it ever since. Each time I make it, I get asked for the recipe.
It is a simple cake and very moist. It is easy to remember because everything is 2 cups or 2 teaspoons…..my kind of recipe.
And it makes you want to sit back with a cup of tea and savor each and every bite.
Another piece of good news is that you can put a glaze on this cake…
Or not… and it is just as good either way.
This is also the cake that you can whip up in just a few minutes, FROM SCRATCH, pop it into the oven, call your best friend to come over and have a chit chat and not miss a beat.
The kind of cake that you can enjoy in your own Secret Garden or reading nook and it is almost like a “take me away Calgon” moment.
Yeah! THAT kind of cake.
It is not necessarily the prettiest cake in the world, in fact it is very plain, but the flavor is so so good.
Have a great and wonderful day and if you make this cake…let me know your thoughts.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cans of mandarin oranges (small cans, drained)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt.
- 3/4 brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Combine eggs, sugar, mandarin oranges, flour, baking soda and salt in a medium size bowl.
- Grease and flour (or using baking spray) a 9X13 baking dish
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- While baking, put brown sugar,milk and butter in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Prick cake with fork and pour topping over warm cake right after taking from the oven.
- Top each piece with whipped cream right over the glaze if desired
- You can omit the glaze, but why would you want to? It makes this orange cake so wonderfully moist and tasty! I love it with my morning hot tea! And so will you!