Tangerine Cake

Tangerine CakeRecipe by Dragon

Yippee, Spring weather is here! Well, at least for a little while. :) I'm welcoming the warm weather with this pretty, pretty cake. Tangerine juice gives this cake a wonderful fresh flavour but if you can't find any go ahead and use orange juice. Either way you're going to love it. Enjoy!

Serves: 10-12

For the topping
1 small can of whole tangerine segments, drained
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
5 maraschino cherries

For the cake
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 eggs, separated
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups tangerine juice (or orange juice)
Icing sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Put rack in the center of the oven.

2. Grease a 9 x 11 inch baking pan. Evenly spread the melted butter in the pan. Mix the brown sugar and orange zest together and sprinkle over the melted butter.

3. Place the tangerine segments and cherries decoratively over the top of the brown sugar. I like the flowers but feel free to be creative. Set the baking pan aside.

4. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, egg yolks and orange zest. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

5. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat in flour in 3 additions, alternating with the tangerine juice.

6. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until you form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.

7. Spread the batter into the pan evenly. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

8. Cool pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan. Turn out and cool completely.

9. Serve dusted with icing sugar.


Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Holy WOW!! This looks delicious. I love the flower design on top, SO BEAUTIFUL!! WOW, I wanna bite!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love the pretty flowers decorations! That cake must taste heavenly!



Elin Chia said...

Deliciously good looking cake... **drooling :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Jamie said...

The cake sounds delicious, but what you did, decorating with the tangerine segments! It is so cute! Makes me want a slice now!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a marvellous cake, feel like having a piece rite now:)

Zita said...

Awww..how lovely, great decorations, do you use a non stick pan? the surface looks so smooth :)

Donna-FFW said...

This looks delicious, Love the tangerine and orange flavor.. It is so pretty with the cherries too.

Victor said...

What a beautiful cake, I have been wondering for days, what cake should I do for my girlfriend's birthday. This might it!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and sounds sooo delicious! I would love a taste!

Hyperion said...

Is it wrong that the first picture looked a little like the beginning of a Hawaiian porn movie? (Maybe it's me.)

Cake looks fantastic, though. Can't wait to try it.

Juliana said...

The cake looks great! The way that you decorated with the tangerine are very nice, such a great idea to welcome the Spring. Very uplifting!

Debbie said...

Wow...what a gorgeous cake...I love it!

Sara said...

This is just beautiful, I'm sure it tastes amazing too! I love tangerines.

Thistlemoon said...

That cake looks so beautiful, Dragon!

Pearl said...

i love the red among the orange!

Bunny said...

This is so pretty! Great job decorating with the tangerine segments and cherries! I bet the cake portion was very light and fluffy with the addition of the beaten egg whites, WONDEFUL!!!

Lo said...

That's a spectacular cake! What a way to welcome in the spring. As always, your photos are stunning...

Amanda said...

So beautiful that I think I'd have a hard time cutting into it! :) I'm bookmarking this; thanks!

Christie @ Fig & Cherry said...

SO PRETTY!!!!! Absolutely beautiful flavours and even better presentation. You've done it again Dragon! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Such a beautiful cake! Great idea!

Maria said...

Oooh, tangerine. I bet the cake was amazing! Beautiful too!

Brownie Power said...

I made this cake sunday night. Wow was it good!!! The family loved it!!

Thanks for the recipe!!

Brownie Power

Peter M said...

So pretty...looks like a great dessert revived from a 70's cookbook - and that's a good thing!

♥ mesa para 4 said...

Yes, you´re right it´s really pretty :-) abra├žo

Marg Marshall said...

Those flowers are so beautiful on that cake! I never would have thought of that in a million years. I was outraged at the comment about the Hawaiian porn...then I saw who wrote it. sigh I never heard of tangerine juice. Is it in a can in frozen foods? Your site is absolutely stunning. marg

test it comm said...

That cake looks good! I really like the patterns that you made with the tangerines!

Dazy said...

I'm going to make this today. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am excited to see this recipe for tangerine cake instead of the usual upside pineapple cake, however I am wondering about the pan size. Is there a 9X11 out there? I guess I could use the 9x13 and it would just be a thinner cake?
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