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vegan mandarin orange upside down cake

Vegan Mandarin Orange Upside Down Cake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 6-8 mandarins
  • 2 Tbsp vegan margarine
  • 2 Tbsp superfine sugar make your own by blending raw or granulated sugar in a high powered blender
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • Marmalade melted & mixed with 2 Tbsp water for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9” sealed loose bottom cake pan.
  • Rub the margarine into the cake tin & sprinkle over the sugar evenly. Peel, cut mandarins into 3 pieces each. Lay them cut side down into the cake tin, fill any gaps with quarters or halves. Set aside while you make the cake.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine all the wet ingredients together.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir lightly.
  • Once the mix has combined, pour it into the cake tin and give it a little tap on the surface to remove any air pockets.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.
  • Once the cake has cooked, allow it to slightly cool for 5-10 minutes before removing it from the tin.
  • Before serving, glaze the cake with melted marmalade. Just add a couple tablespoons of water to loosen it. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.


Recipe from Avant-Garde Vegan.
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