We can almost sense summer! The sun is shining and the weather is warming up, which means it’s time for a refreshing splash of citrus. This week we’re focusing on mandarin oranges, one of our favorite fruity flavors! Check out these delicious dishes.

Mandarin Cake Recipe

Anyone up for a picnic?

Cake Ingredients:

  • 11 oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp cream

Garnish Ingredients:

  • Mandarins
  • Mint Leaves

Directions:

  1. Put all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Then put into a 9×9 buttered pan or 6 small ramekins, and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. After the cake is finished baking, make the caramel frosting by combining all frosting ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a rapid boil.
  3. When the caramel has boiled for approximately one minute, pour over warm cake. Serve with whipped cream and mandarins.

Mandarin Cocktail Recipe

Sour, sweet, a little bit of everything!

Mandarin Cocktail Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. prosecco, sparkling wine, or champagne
  • 1 oz. mandarin liqueur or madrain flavored vodka
  • 1 splash of citrus gin
  • Mandarin and mint leaf (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Mix the prosecco, liqueur and gin together. Stir, do not shake. 
  2. Pour mixture into a champagne flute. 
  3. Garnish with mandarin and mint leaf.
  4. Enjoy responsibly!

Be sure to come back and satisfy your craving for more citrus creations! It’s all right here on Jane Blog.