30 Jun 2010

Tangerine dream

I love citrus flavors since my childhood, I have had it with you. I guess that's why I never caught a cold in winter. I love their vibrant colors, as well, mainly tangerines and oranges. I also like the variety of names that are known. Mandarin, tangerine, not counting the varieties such as bergamot or clementine

Tangerine ,  the cake
In São Paulo told "mixirica (mitchirica), I love how the word sounds. We are in full season around here. This year they are juicy and sweet. I love when the disheveled and jump their essential oils and aroma spreads around  like a warm summer day. Which is very comforting in these winter days . I've seen some cake recipes  and I've seen tangerines , nice and cheaply, so nothing better than a cake. Easy and delicious with a crispy shell and a soft  lightly soft heart


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  •  100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup plus 1  tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk with one lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh tangerine, cutes in dices, seeded


  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F) with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 22 cm round cake pan.
    Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes, then beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat well

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

  • At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with milk, and lemon beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.

  • Spoon  a half of batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Scatter tangerines evenly over top, spoon the other half batten   over the tangerines and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp sugar.

  • Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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Marisa said...

Your photographs are stunning! And this tart looks mouthwatering.

Romero said...

genial receta en plena temporada de mandarina. Por la foto parece que son las mandarinas "criollas". No? junto a las "dancing" aqui son las vedettes...aunque yo prefiero las primeras y de cascara bien gruesa.
Voy a probarlo para el sabado...viendo el mundial cn amigos!!!

bellini valli said...

I would vouvh for plenty of citrus as well Sylvia. This is a stunning way to celebrate the orange.

Naná Jacob said...

oi, obrigada pela visita ao meu blog, seu blog é lindo também, amei as imagens e a receita...


moranguita said...

mas que bolo tao bonito e que bom

Paz said...

I love tangerines. I love your recipe and photos.


Faith said...

What a beautiful cake! It's flavor sounds so fresh and bright with the citrus in there!

Natasha said...

Great recipe with delicious tangerines!

Steve said...

Fabulous looking recipe and great photo's. I actually had my very first tangerine gelato today so this found me at exactly the right time.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You take such beautiful photographs! I really love the styling and angles that you take! :D

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Fantastic post. Love the cake. Marvelous photography as well.


Magic of Spice said...

What a wonderful cake, such beautiful citrus flavor. And your photos are so lovely!

David T. Macknet said...

Looks and sounds quite delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

Juliana said...

Oh! It sure looks like a dream...muito bonito and saborosa :-)

Lori Lynn said...

The cake sounds heavenly, gorgeous photos as always!

Chef Fresco said...

That cake looks amazing! Love your spread of photos too.

Amy B. @ Foodista said...

Hey thanks for this, lovely photos by the way! I love citrus fruits myself, and tangerine sure is one of them :-) I wanna share this recipe to my friends in Foodista too if you don't mind? Just add the foodista widget for baking powder at the end of this post and that should do it! The widget will direct users to your recipe when they go looking for baking recipes. Keep em coming!

cheers,amy from australia


A mí también me encantan los cítricos y este tipos de postres son riquísimos.


jelena said...

such beautiful photography...we eat with all our senses..greetings from Serbia...glad I've stumbled upon this blog...looking foreward to following it

Sarah said...

I love your recipe and photos. Great recipe with delicious tangerines! You take such beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing it!

Gabby said...

This is so delicious dish! I'd love to try this at home. Thanks for the share.

Valérie said...

Magnifiques couleurs et saveurs, j'adore !!
ainsi qu 'un délice pour les pupilles
Je te souhaite une belle soirée

Reni said...

oh what a beautiful and delicious cake!

jane said...

WOW! Really nice photos, I really like it. Thanks for the share!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

HI Sylvia, What a pleasure to discover your blog!This is a wonderful post :) Love tangerines and this cake looks absolutely Mouth-Watering!

Te mando Saludos desde New Zealand,
Aldy :)

diseño web said...

Una maravilla!! Genial!

ALIMENTA said...

Me encanta tu blog, tus fotografias y tus recetas!! que maravilla!!!

Peggy said...

What beautiful photographs! This cake looks mouthwatering and absolutely stunning!

Paulo Henrique Häring said...

Me gustó el tema, y sus fotos son realmente magníficos,visita mi blog también, creo que te gusta