Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mandarin Orange Cake (Eggless)


Similar to other other joyous festivals in Malaysia, Chinese New Year (CNY) is also celebrated with lots of food and lots of laughter with family and friends. And then of course, the cultural beliefs eg; giving ang pows and the customary giving and receiving mandarin oranges. Because the oranges are the traditional symbol of good fortune, abundance and protection, you should not refuse when given. Otherwise there goes the luck and wealth for the whole year.


So you receive and receive the golden fruits, you eat and you eat and when you can't eat any more, instead of letting them rod, how about baking this egg-less cake, almost so close to Milo Cake in the sense that it is only mixing, folding and baking while the citrusy smell lingers all over the house and thereafter, ou have the spongy cake with a thin crusty top layer.

Note:
You can  use other types of oranges as well.
Strain the juice before adding.  
Take/grate off only the thin outer zest because the inner white part will be bitter.  

 Ingredients
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup oil (no smell)
1/2 cup fresh mandarin orange juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp orange zest

Method:
Stir milk, oil, juice and zest.
Sift flour, baking powder and soda over the mixture.
Gently fold until thoroughly combined.
Tip mixture into a greased baking pan.
Bake at 170C for about 40 or till cake is cooked
(Note: a skewer inserted in the center of the cake should come out dry)
Cool down, dust icing sugar all over (optional) and cut into slices.
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39 comments:

  1. Wow Nava it's back to back baking there! Cake looks perfectly baked and yummy

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  2. i love orange cakes and this one looks absolutely amazing... i would love to gorge down the whole cake!

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  3. i had made this one today, its sooo yummy!!!

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  4. So orangy cake and love your baked goodies

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  5. This one looks yummy too. Will try out your version

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  6. This cake looks so delicious and tempting.Loved the colour of the cake and nice photography.And its eggless too!

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  7. Loving the Cake... seriously i am making a cup of tea.. would you like to send me some ;)

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  8. its your new year resolution to bake now ? you are on baking spree. good work and each and every baking dish is amazing.

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  9. This sounds lovely, great that it's egg free too!

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  10. Cake looks perfect. I always love your presenation.

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  11. I just love you for your eggless recipes
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  12. I love orange flavors.. that looks yummy

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  13. May be you got to have seperate blog for your baking?You got such a huge collection of cookies n cakes now Nava...
    We womens dont want to waste anything and everything by changing them in to edible ,lovable goods ...So great u did 3 items with oranges ...

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  14. The cake looks yummy & I remember My house too was filled with Mandarins during chinese new year. Thats a great idea that you used these in your baking.

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  15. amazing and stunning cake, so many cakes and cookies from your kitchen, awesome sis...

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  16. He hee Linsy...Nava is on a baking spree only sad thing is we don't get to try it ..
    Mandarin cake looks so yummy ..love citrus flavored cakes.

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  17. Your recipe looks so damn easy and I am so loving the idea of an orange cake.

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  18. this is nice..
    and it is good for the CNY celebration...

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  19. This cake looks so moist and delicious - wonderful idea :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  20. Love cakes with orange flavor, this one looks super delicious!

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  21. lovely cake! Delicious that looks.. Loved the way u used oranges in abundance in different ways! :) this is indeed a treat! :)

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  22. It's such a brilliant idea! I never thought of using mandarin orange for baking a cake... Love this such a creative thoughts. Thumbs up to you!

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  23. NAVA, what a great recipe with the Chinese New Year theme! Mandarin oranges are so sweet...I am sure your cake must have tasted fabulous. I am feeling like taking a bite of this cake right now!

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  24. You know how much I like citrus in desserts. They just make everything taste better. Your's looks wonderful with a great texture. I have never tried an eggless version as I always wondered whether the same texture can be achieved like a egg version. But now I know it will work so bookmarking for my vegan friends.

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  25. I simply love the citrusy flavour in cakes. These look so yummy. I'm looking forward to your marmalade and sorbet recipes.

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  26. Great festive mandarin orange cake, just perfect to celebrate CNY,
    good job!!!
    the color is really beautifull too!

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  27. heallthy cake and loved the presentation, superb!!!

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  28. great use for the oranges! I have too many left over!!

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  29. Lovely!! I recently tried orange chiffon cake but was too scared to add the zest to it.. After reading your recipe, i think i'll give zest a try..

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  30. Hi Nava, very interesting recipe. Your cake look so good and I'm sure the fragrant scent from the oranges must be very flavorful. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Best regards.

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  31. Please save a slice for me, I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks :)

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  32. Orange cake looks delicious. Very nice :)

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  33. I love oranges Andy I Love this orange cake too!! It looks so moist and perfect!

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