Mandarin Orange Cake

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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Beat eggs; add oranges and dry ingredients. Beat 4 minutes with electric mixer on slow speed until oranges flake through the batter. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes. Cake will get quite dark.
  3. Before removing from oven, press top with fingertip to see if it bounces back. If it doesn't, bake a bit longer, taking care it doesn't burn.
  4. Remove cake from oven. Pour topping over.
  5. Return cake to oven and bake 5 minutes longer.
  6. Combine Topping ingredients and bring to a rolling boil.