Chocolate Mandarin Cake – Gluten Free

Chocolate Mandarin Cake is a subtle blend of citrus and decadence!  This gluten free cake is a great dessert to serve any time of the year.

This flavourful dessert is smothered in sauce after baking and then carmelized under the broiler.

Each piece of Chocolate Mandarin cake is loaded with mandarin segments

Top off each warm serving with whipped cream or ice cream.  This recipe yields 9 servings.

Each mouthful will delight your tastebuds with the subtle blends of citrus and chocolate flavours.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To begin making Chocolate Mandarin Cake I dumped some Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, some granulated sugar and some cocoa powder into a medium size mixing bowl.

After stirring them together I added 2 large eggs, baking soda, salt and the juice from one tin of mandarin oranges.

I stirred the ingredients together until they were well blended.

Next I dumped in the mandarin orange segments.

I stirred until they were incorporated into the cake batter.

Then I greased a square cake pan and scraped the cake batter into it.

Once all the batter was scraped into the pan I placed it in a preheated 350F oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center came out clean.

When there was about 10 minutes left in the baking time I started to prepare the sauce on top of the stove.  I turned a burner to medium/low heat and placed brown sugar, margarine, almond milk and cocoa powder into a small pot.

I stirred the contents of the pot until they had all blended together and warmed.

When I pulled the cake out of the oven I turned the oven to broil.  

Then I poured the heated sauce over top of the chocolate cake.

I returned it to the oven under the broiler for between 30 and 60 seconds.  After removing it from the oven I allowed it to cool for about 15 minutes.

Then I cut the warm Chocolate Mandarin Cake into serving size pieces.

You can eat it plain or dress it up with a dollop of whipped topping or a scoop of ice cream.

Either way Chocolate Mandarin Cake can be a moist and decadent finale to your meal or serve it as an accompaniment any time of the day for tea or coffee.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Mandarin Cake is a moist chocolate cake loaded with mandarin orange pieces. This is an easy gluten free dessert recipe.

Yield: 9

Chocolate Mandarin Cake - Gluten Free

Chocolate Mandarin Cake is a subtle blend of citrus and decadence!  This gluten free cake is a great dessert to serve any time of the year.

Chocolate Mandarin Cake is a subtle blend of citrus and decadence!  This gluten free cake is a great dessert to serve any time of the year.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Juice of can of mandarin oranges
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 3 tbsp margarine
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8"x 8" baking pan.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl combine the Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour, granulated sugar and the cocoa powder.
  3. Add the eggs, baking soda, salt and the juice from the tin of mandarins. Stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the mandarins.
  5. Scrape into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Place in the preheated 350F oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. During last 10 minutes of baking time prepare the sauce over medium low heat on the stove top.
  8. Combine the brown sugar, margarine, almond milk and cocoa powder. Heat until blended.
  9. Remove cake from oven and turn oven to broil.
  10. Pour sauce over the cake and put it under the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
  12. Serve directly from pan. If not serving right away reheat separate pieces in the microwave.
  13. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.
  14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 306mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

 

 

2 Comments

  • Dodi September 6, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Excellent cake, must try!!!

    Reply
    • Kathleen September 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Dodi,
      So glad you enjoyed the cake!
      Take care,
      Kathleen

      Reply

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