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Mandarin Cake with Glaze

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I love this Mandarin Cake. It’s so delicious, light, moist and aromatic!

Mandarin Cake with glaze

I always love to use ingredients that I have at home.  As I mentioned in my previous post,  our mandarin trees are packed with fruit, so to make good use of them, I decided to also make this delicious and aromatic cake that is light as sponge cake, moist inside and smells amazing.


I used the juice and zest in the cake but also used some mandarin juice and Mandarin Marmalade to glaze the cake.  The syrup is absorbed making the cake even more moist and tender and the pieces of mandarin stay on top as decoration, each bite filling your mouth with the amazing taste and aroma of mandarins!

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Mandarin Cake with Glaze

Mandarin Cake with Glaze

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Mandarin Cake with Glaze


  • 250 grams butter
  • 1 1/2 cups crystal sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites, whisked separately until peaks form
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 mandarins (the juice and zest)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour (starch)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    For glazing:
  • Juice of 1 mandarin
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp mandarin marmalade


20 minutes
45 minutes
  1. Beat the butter with sugar on high speed until white and fluffy.  Add egg yolks one at a time until incorporated.   Add mandarin juice, vanilla and zest and mix.
  2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  3. Sieve flour with corn flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix in salt.
  4. Lower mixer speed to minimum and add some flour mixture alternating with meringue until all the ingredients are added.
  5. Position baking rack in the middle of the oven.
  6. Grease and flour a 26 cm round baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven to 180ο C / 350o F  for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  8. Sieve the icing sugar and mix with the mandarin juice, until the sugar dissolves.  Add the marmalade and mix.
  9. As soon as the cake is out of the oven, while it is still hot, using a spoon, baste with the mandarin glaze. 
  10. Set aside until the syrup is absorbed.
  11. Wait until it cools completely before cutting the cake.

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4 Responses

  1. I love that tender soft crumb and the fresh citrus aroma must be very awesome!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Angie!

  2. Manuel

    Thanks fro sharing this thanks nice

  3. Mihail

    Mmmh… The cake looks amazing. I never heard of a mandarin cake. I will try it! Thanks Ivy.

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