Sunny Mandarin Orange Cakes & Frosting On Top!

This post is happily in collaboration with Sunrays Citrus - Snack With Impact! 

Have you seen our Instagram Stories this week?   We have been baking up a storm with delicious mandarin cakes and simple homemade frosting made with Sunrays juicy easy-to-peel mandarins.  Mandarins are quite simply the perfect snack - they are totally portable and they come prepackaged in nature's protective peel!  Sunrays mandarins are snacks I feel good about buying my family and do so every week.  Sunrays are non-GMO and full of sweet goodness that we love! 
We made mandarin cakes with super simple frosting on top! 

Ingredients - 

Spelt Flour - 1 1/2 cup
Oat Flour - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 2 teas
Ceylon Cinnamon - 2 teas
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Grass Fed Greek Yogurt - Plain with no sugar 3/4 cup
Eggs - 3
Mandarin Juice - Freshly Squeezed 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil - 2 heaping tbs
Cashew Milk - 1/4 cup

Bake - 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix Sugar, Eggs, Coconut Oil & Yogurt together
Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl
Add in dry ingredients to wet bowl and mix slowly
Add in the cashew milk
Add in the mandarin juice
Add a touch more of cashew milk, if needed

Pour batter 3/4 full into muffin cups.
Bake at 350 20-25 minutes or until done.

Cool completely and Frost!

Frosting - 

A stick and a half of grass fed butter.
Powdered sugar - 2 cups
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed mandarin juice

Mix together on medium-high about 4 minutes.

Add in a touch of sugar or juice, as needed to make the most delicious icing you've made this year!

Top with Sunrays Mandarin Orange Slices!


Sunrays Mandarin Oranges gives to Save the Children organization with every box they pack.  They are the only mandarin company that I know of that does.  So, I choose Sunrays as often as possible. (sponsored or not!)

Get the kids involved and have them squeeze the citrus and / or use the citrus press!
It's the best job and they love it! 

Can't you just smell the goodness?! 

Get your Sunrays Mandarin Oranges - some for baking and some for eating whilst you're baking! 

We think Sunrays Mandarin Oranges are back-to-school perfection! 

Our art supplies are from OOLY (I know you're wondering :)

Sunrays aren't just a brand, it's a movement!

Though there are many mandarin groves across the globe, only a select group were chosen to be the proud growers of Sunrays Mandarins. Sunrays are sweet, easy-to-peel mandarins grown and packed by dedicated professionals who are devoted to protecting the environment and making the world a better place – all while delivering the tastiest mandarins around! - Sunrays

                Check out where to buy Sunrays Mandarin Oranges on their website.

And more information on Save the Children go to their site!

This post is happily in collaboration with Sunrays.  Opinions are our own.  Yes, I absolutely choose Sunrays first - non-GMO and they give back.  Enough said, I think!