Mandarin Orange Cake

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves:6
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups - plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups - unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups - Sugar + 2 extra tsp
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup - Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp - Orange essence
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1x11 oz. can mandarin Orange segments (well drained and juice reserved)
  • 1 tbsp - grated Orange zest
  • 1/2 cup - almonds, slivered and toasted
  • 3 tbsp - powdered Sugar for garnish

How to Make Mandarin Orange Cake

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
  • Grease and dust a 10 inch bundt pan with flour.
  • Sift flour and baking powder.
  • Cream butter and (2 cups) sugar together with an electric mixer.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Add vanilla essence, orange essence, orange zest.
  • Add flour in thirds, alternating with yoghurt and almonds.
  • Add orange segments and beat on low speed till well mixed.
  • Pour mixture into the cake tin and bake at 175-180 C for about 55 - 65 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Heat reserved orange juice with 2 tsp sugar and reduce till thick about 4 tbsp.
  • While the cake is still warm brush it over the cake.
  • Cool the cake completely on a wire rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving