Recipe: Mandarin Loaf Cake

Hello everyone, I haven’t posted on my blog for a while but I’ve got another recipe to share with you all, a baking recipe to be exact, for a mandarin loaf cake which I baked earlier today.

recipe for mandarin loaf cake, title image


95g (approx.) castor sugar
100g salted butter
100g self-raising flour
2 free range eggs (medium)
small amount of semi-skimmed milk
mandarin segments from a tin

Topping: icing sugar, mandarin segment


After mixing the sugar and butter together I added the two eggs to the mixture, beat them in using an electric whisk then added the self-raising flour and stirred that in. I then added a small amount of milk, stirred that in too and opened the tin of mandarins…

I decided to use a piece of towel roll to put the pieces of mandarin on before adding them into the mixture to try and soak some of the juice up, which meant for once I didn’t need to add extra flour to sort the consistency after adding them, yay! I usually end up having to add more flour when baking with fruit.

mandarin segments in cake mix

Also, I really need to get a new battery for the kitchen scales, I’m having to use the non-digital ones and it’s difficult measuring exact amounts of ingredients when you’re using grams.

Preheat the oven to 190c.

Before putting it in the oven I had this idea of oh let’s add some extra pieces of mandarin to the top of the cake for decoration but just like the cherries in mum’s cherry cake she once baked, the mandarins sank to the bottom.

I used butter and flour to grease the baking tray before I added the mixture to it.

Once the oven was warmed up I baked the cake for around 21-22 minutes.

After it had cooled a bit I sprinkled some icing sugar on top and added a mandarin segment onto the top of the cake.

mandarin loaf cake

My parents loved the texture of this cake (I enjoyed it too – it’s all gone already!) they thought it was lovely and light, the bottom of it stayed softer where the pieces of mandarin had sank down but I checked it was thoroughly cooked with a skewer when I got it out of the oven and it was which was good.

mandarin loaf cake, sliced

Is this a recipe you might like to try?

If you’re looking for more baking ideas, why not check out this recipe for strawberry cakes with clotted cream that I posted on here last year.


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