Mandarin Orange Tea Cake

I love the scent of orange zest and the taste of mandarin oranges, and this cake has both. This beautiful cake starts from a pound cake mix, is filled with sweet mandarin oranges, and is topped with a delicate orange juice glaze.

This recipe is from the Favorite Brand Name Cake Mix Cookbook.

Mandarin Orange Tea Cake
1 package (16 ounces) pound cake mix
1/2 cup orange juice
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 can (15 ounces) mandarin orange segments in light syrup, drained

2 tablespoons orange juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar
grated zest of 1 orange

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9-inch Bundt pan by greasing or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Beat cake mix, orange juice, eggs, and milk in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Fold in orange segments. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes on wire rack. Invert cake onto rack; cool completely.
For glaze, combine powdered sugar, orange zest, and 2 tablespoons orange juice in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cake. Allow glaze to set about 5 minutes before serving.

Allow cake to cool before drizzling glaze over the top.

This Mandarin Orange Tea Cake is a dessert the whole family will love.


  1. Yum! I love mandarin oranges and pound cake...what a great combination :)

  2. Sounds yummy. Love mandarin oranges and bundt cake recipes.

  3. This is my kind of cake! I love orange and I can doctor up the box of cake mix! Perfection! I'll be putting this ON THE MENU! Thanks for joining in! Everyone will love this!

  4. Oh, your Orange Tea cake looks delicious! If only I could jump through the screen and take a bite...but then again, I must eat Gluten Free these days so I guess I'm going to have to do some experimenting to see if I can come up with a GF version...thanks for providing the inspiration. Wish me luck :)

  5. Looks luscious! Orange is such a refreshing flavor, isn't it?

  6. Looks delicious what a fun way to jazz up a pound cake.

    Thanks for joining It’s a Keeper Thursday, I am co-hosting this week, hope you will stop by!

  7. Your cake looks amazing. I would love for you to share at Bacon time. The linky is every fri-monday, come strut your stuff.

  8. Oh, I will definitely try this! LOVE oranges and pound cake too ~ such a nice combination in this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!


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  10. This is such a pretty cake! Thanks for the inspiration!! :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jade C. @ Effie's Recipe Box

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. You're back! Love this cake. Never would have thought to incorporate mandarin oranges. Yum! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday! http://www.homesandbabies.com

  13. Ok That does it - I HAVE to get a new bundt pan - that is so pretty!! Stopping in to follow from the blog hop - hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon. Ohhh ... and enter to win a free copy of my book too!!

  14. This is incredible. It looks delicious and I will be trying it as soon as I can. Your blog is really great and I will be looking around now.

  15. I always buy cake mixes but I never think about the pound cake mix. This cake looks delicious! My dad would love it. I love your bundt pan, too. Such a pretty design. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  16. I loved it! I have been making the icing primarily with the angel food cake (the original recipe). I prefer this one. The cake was dense and tasty on its own, but the icing is yummy. Just saw a commercial where they suggested using the icing as a parfait with more cool whip and berries.