Storified by Arya McLean· Sat, Apr 06 2013 18:26:29
This gourmet cooking recipe uses canned mandarin oranges to make a light and tasty orange cake so it’s quite simple and easy to make. Designed for the busy lifestyle, this orange cake recipe is perfect for summer dinner parties. The aroma and beautiful color of the cake will instantly light up your guests’ eyes. This delicious orange cake also makes a thoughtful and romantic gift to a loved one a friend, or family. You can serve this warm with some milk, tea, or coffee, or you can chill it and serve it with whipped cream or ice cream. Either way, it’s sure to impress.
If you prefer the cake chilled, you can make it a day before so that the flavors meld and absorb well as it is stored in the refrigerator overnight. Just make sure you place it in a spacious and airtight container so that it does not absorb the aroma or flavors of the other contents in the refrigerator. You can keep it for up to five days.
Since this recipe uses canned mandarin oranges, you don’t have to peel, take off the seeds and segment the oranges. Canned mandarin oranges are also already sweet so you don’t have to worry about the cake turning out sour. If you want it to be extra sweet and delicious, you can cover it with lemon icing, meringue, whipped cream, or frosting. You can even sprinkle nuts or decorate it with orange segments to make it look even prettier. This also makes a delicious ice cream cake. You can cover the orange cake with vanilla ice cream and freeze it. The result is a moist and decadent treat. Drizzle some chocolate syrup or orange syrup, or both over it if you want to go all out and all the way to make it really special.