Sunday 18 May 2008

German Cake II

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I promised two cake recipes after getting back from my last trip home to visit my family in Germany, and here's the second one. I forgot to write down the recipe when I was at my brother's place, but my lovely niece has e-mailed it to me today (Danke, N.).

This cake couldn't be much more different from the Gooseberry Meringue Cake. It's much less effort, no need to bake to separate layers, stew fruit or whip some cream (even though it's great with cream served on the side, but it's not essential). This is an easy-peasy cake, which is really moist and very tasty. Even if you haven't got any cake pans, you can make this one, just use the tray that came with your oven.


Mandarinenkuchen or Mandarin Tray Cake

375 gr plain flour
275 g sugar
2 tsp baking powder
4tsp vanilla sugar or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
6 eggs
300 gr melted butter
4 x 300gr cans of mandarin segments in juice, drained but keeping the juice from 3 of the cans

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4.

Cream the eggs and sugar, add the butter and mix in the flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla sugar (essence). Mix until smooth.

Pour onto a large, greased baking tray (the one that came with your oven is perfect in size).

Top with the drained mandarin segments.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Pour the juice that you have kept from three of the cans over the cake straight away while it's still hot, coming from the oven. It will seem like a lot f liquid and you'll think you'll end up with a soggy mess, but just go for it and you'll have a wonderful cake that's still moist after three days, not that it'll last that long.

Finally as my niece put it in her e-mail: Bon appetit!


Raquel said...

Sylvie, that looks really good. I am not a big orange fan, but dad loves them. Will give this a try sometime.

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Sylvie I wish I had a breakfast like this today!! :-D
thanks for the recipe!
have a fantastic monday!

Suzana said...

Sylvie, what a gorgeous-looking cake, and so moist and delicious!

Rosie said...

Oooooh Sylvie yet another stunning looking cake!! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe :)
Wonderful photos as always!

Rosie x

Marie Rayner said...

Oh Yummy! This looks good too. I just ate my dinner and now I'm hungry for cake!!

Jan said...

Great looking cake Sylvie!

Nic said...

Another beauty - thanks Sylvie!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Two sweets in a row will have me breaking my no sweets vow to myself:D

Thistlemoon said...

Wow, that looks so summery and delicious, Sylvie! I love it!

Sylvie said...

Thanks everyone!

Raquel, I'm sure it'd be equally good with canned peaches.

Sorry, Val. ;)

test it comm said...

This cake sounds easy to make and looks good!

Deborah said...

Oh Sylvie - this sounds so delicious!