Flavour Fridays

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

by Simply Chef on Nov 18, 2022

Mandarin Orange Bundt Cake

With a soft crumb that is delectably rich, deep, and buttery, this orange bundt cake recipe bakes up light, moist, and delectable. The chunks of fresh mandarins baked into the batter to give the cake a delicious citrus flavour making it perfect for this season. 

The best part? Bundts are easy to make, no messing with layers and loads of icings.  It's the perfect option for the dessert you can serve at your upcoming family gathering.


  • Cooking spray, for pan
  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 mandarin oranges 
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest 


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a bundt pan liberally with cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the ingredients on medium speed for at least 30 seconds, or until thoroughly combined.
  4. Add the eggs and beat for a minute at medium speed.
  5. Pulse the oranges in a blender or food processor until they are partially crushed.
  6. Beat in the oranges before adding them to the butter mixture.
  7. Combine the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in a separate basin. After that, stir the flour into the wet mixture just until combined.
  8. To the bundt pan, add the batter, and bake for 55 minutes, or until golden.
  9. Invert after 15 minutes of cooling. Prior to putting on the glaze, let the cake cool.
  10. The glaze is made by thoroughly combining the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and orange zest. Pour a drizzle on the cake. Optional garnishes include additional zest, dried oranges and herbs.